🔗Historic Structures Report Intern – 480 hours
Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program
Mount Rainier National Park was designated as the nation's fifth national park in 1899.
Mount Rainier National Park is seeking two interns with a background in architectural history, history, and/or architecture to prepare a Historic Structures Report for the Tobin Center, located in Longmire, Washington. Interns will be working under the supervision of the park Historical Architect and closely with the Cultural Resources Team. This report will provide historical background, condition assessments, and treatment recommendations for a 1928 rustic-style building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and currently serves as offices for Natural and Cultural Resources Division Staff. Interns will conduct archival research, field investigations, on-site assessments and create measured as-built drawings. The interns will work together to compile this information into a Historic Structures Report.
This project will provide the park with a key baseline document as specified in NPS-28 that all historic structures should have HSRs. Rehabilitation of the building is planned for 2026. The renovation cannot proceed without this report to guide the work and document existing conditions, identify character defining features and provide a recommended treatment. Additionally, this project represents a transfer of knowledge by providing basic historic information about this resource to park maintenance staff for all future maintenance and preservation activities. Historical research will enhance interpretive opportunities to discuss the Longmire Historic District by providing historic photos and drawings.
The internship will begin in the Summer of 2024 and last for a period of 480 hours, or 12 weeks. The internship term is expected to be completed as a full-time position, with work occurring primarily at in the Longmire area of Mount Rainier National Park. In-park housing may be available, a $1000 stipend will help supplement rent. A $600 travel stipend will also be provided.
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.