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🔗Historic Architecture Intern – 480 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Frederick, MD
  • 20.00 USD / Hour
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Historic Preservation Training Center
  • Job Reference #: 4095
  • Job Summary: The successful candidate will work with the HPTC Architecture Section to complete condition assessments, documentation, and/or design for historic structures. This is an in-person internship, with no option for remote work.
  • Job Qualifications:

    The successful candidate will be familiar with historic construction methods and historic preservation philosophy, including The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Hands-on experience with field documentation, archival research, material assessment, CAD and hand-drawing skills, use of Adobe InDesign, and solid writing skills are preferred. Please articulate these skills in your application; drawing and writing samples will be requested. Must provide own laptop, with access to, at the minimum, AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, and Adobe InDesign. All other field tools, materials, and equipment (including required PPE) will be provided by HPTC.

  • How to Apply:

    Click on the application button at this listing and follow the instructions to apply online.

  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Field work is completed with weather in mind but could occur in cold or hot temperatures with precipitation at local park units or those which require overnight travel from HPTC headquarters. Office work is completed indoors in the historic Gambrill House at Monocacy National Battlefield.
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Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

The Historic Preservation Training Center—located in Frederick, MD, within the boundary of Monocacy National Battlefield—provides planning, management, training, and construction services for preservation and maintenance projects through the national park system.

The mission of the Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) of the National Park Service (NPS) is to preserve and maintain national parks and partner facilities by offering quality preservation services through technical and trades programs. The successful candidate will work with the architecture team on a variety of projects essential to the HPTC’s operations.

Typical projects include historic structure reports (HSRs), documentation drawings, accessibility studies, compliance reviews, condition assessments, rapid assessment-style reports, etc., prepared under the supervision of the Architecture Section Manager or other staff historical architects. Duties will include field inspection/assessment, historic fabric investigation, field documentation, archival research, and composing treatment recommendations in the form of a Historic Structure Assessment Report (abbreviated HSR).

For those seeking architectural licensure, this internship may count toward the NCARB Architectural Experience Program (AXP) system and could allow the candidate to gain experience working with a practicing licensed architect. Other HPTC Architecture Section employees are actively working toward the AXP completion or are working toward completing the Architect Registration Examinations (AREs). HPTC owns an ARE lending library for candidates interested in studying for the AREs. This is a full-time, in-person internship for the summer of 2024.

This position is part of the Internship Program administered by the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE). The program is a partnership between the National Park Service and NCPE. Eligibility requirements apply; visit for details and instructions on how to apply.

Qualified NCPE interns who successfully complete their internships may count their position towards earning a Public Land Corps (PLC) Non-Competitive Hiring Authority certificate.  Once earned, the PLC hiring authority certificate may be used to apply for eligible Federal temporary, term, or permanent positions. Visit the website listed above for details about this benefit. Successful completion of the internship does not guarantee Federal employment.