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🔗Historic Structures Report Intern – 480 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Longmire, WA
  • 17.00 USD / Hour
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Mount Rainier National Park - Maintenance/Cultural Resources
  • Job Reference #: 4066
  • Job Summary: Prepare Historic Structures Report for the Tobin Center, a contributing building to the Mount Rainier National Historic Landmark District and the Longmire Historic District.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Preferred candidates for this position will possess the following qualifications:

    • Experience with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Properties and National Register of Historic Places required.
    • Working knowledge with photographic equipment and graphics programs (Adobe Photoshop or InDesign) beneficial.
    • Experience collecting field measurements using measuring tools and conventions, including standing on ladders. Field measurements will be collected to produce computer drafted floor plans and elevations with AutoCAD.
    • Experience performing condition assessments and evaluating the exterior and interior conditions of modest wood framed rustic style construction, or related building types.
    • Possess strong research and writing skills.
    • Ability to work collaboratively within a team of other architects and preservation professionals.
    • Enrolled in, or recently graduated from, an undergraduate or graduate academic program with a focus on architecture, historic preservation, architectural history, or other related field.
  • How to Apply:

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

  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off (PTO), Housing Allowance, Travel Stipend
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Work requires some physical exertion such as periods of standing, walking over rough or uneven rocky surfaces, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, and recurring lifting of moderately heavy items. Ability to work outside for extended periods of time. Working outdoors involves willingness to safely complete tasks while exposed to sun, wind, rain, hot and cold temperatures, insects, and wildlife.
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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 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.