🔗Historic Architecture Intern – 480 hours
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 https://preservenet.org/ncpe-internships/ 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.