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🔗Historic Architecture Intern – 480 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Frederick, MD
  • 17.00 USD / Hour
  • February 22, 2023
  • Department: Historic Preservation Training Center
  • Job Reference #: 4063
  • Job Qualifications:

    Successful candidate(s) 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. Candidate(s) must provide their 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)
  • Application Email: waso_cr-intern@nps.gov

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, and day-labor services for preservation and maintenance projects through the national park system. A successful intern candidate(s) 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.

Projects vary and include historic structure reports (HSRs), documentation drawings, accessibility studies, compliance reviews, condition assessments, and rapid assessment-style reports, etc., 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. Field work is completed with weather in mind but could occur in cold or hot temperatures with precipitation in 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.

For those seeking architectural licensure, this internship may count toward the NCARB Architectural Experience Program (AXP) system and could allow candidate(s) 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).

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply

    Benefits

    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact manager@preservenet.org for details.

    Eligibility

    To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at manager@preservenet.org.

    Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

    How to Apply

    You may review NCPE's internship opportunities during the Summer and Winter application rounds without registering. Use the search function to find listings by location, keyword, or area of interest/category. Once you identify one or more positions of interest, there is a 3-step application process.

    Step 1: Click on the Apply for Job button, then select Universal Application. Click on Register to create a User Account, which requires a username and email. A link will be sent to you from manager@preservenet.org to create a password. We suggest that you add this email to your safe senders list so you don't miss receiving this important link. You will be instructed to Log In to Preservenet using your user name or email and password, which will take you back to the Universal Application.

    Step 2: The Universal Application is required to apply for all NCPE internships. You fill out this form only once. In addition to contact information, educational status, work history, and experience, it requires two attachments: (1) the 2 most recent years of academic transcripts. These may be unofficial transcripts if official versions are unavailable. PDF only, labeled Your Last Name_Your First Name_Transcript. (2) a resume or CV (curriculum vitae). Please limit to a maximum of 4 pages; 2 pages preferred. May be .doc, .docx or PDF. Label Your Last Name_Your First Name_Resume. This form may be saved as a draft and completed later. Use the link provided to return to the form.

    Step 3: Once you submit the Universal Application, you may browse and apply for NCPE internships using the link provided. Complete the application process by clicking on the Apply for job button found at each internship listing and upload the required Essay. Use the essay to explain why you are applying for an internship, including how your interest areas will benefit the National Park Service (NPS) and how the internship will further your studies and career goals. Be as specific as possible; there is a 400-word maximum length. Submit the essay to finish the application for that position. You may apply for a maximum of 6 internships during this application round. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

    Once the deadline for submission has passed, NPS supervisors will review the applications and may contact candidates for a phone interview. Candidates who are not selected will be notified. Please allow about 4 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

Logging in with a Registered User Account and completing the Universal Application is required to apply for NCPE Internships. Please visit the Universal Application page to register for an account and complete the form. After logging in and completing the form, refreshing this listing will display the Job Application to apply online.



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