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🔗Rustic Architecture Historic Structures Report Intern – 680 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Longmire, WA
  • 17.00 USD / Hour
  • February 22, 2023
  • Department: Mount Rainier National Park - Cultural Resources
  • Job Reference #: 4066
  • Job Qualifications:

    Preferred candidates for this position will possess the following qualifications:

    • Experience with or working knowledge of measuring tools and conventions.
    • Working knowledge of National Park Service historic preservations standards and guidelines for preserving, rehabilitating, restoring & reconstructing historic buildings and federal historic preservation laws.
    • Possess strong research and writing skills
    • Ability to convey information graphically, either through hand or computer drawings
    • Experience with performing building condition assessments
    • Ability to work collaboratively within a team of cultural resource and preservation professionals.
    • Experience with document preparation and graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop or InDesign.
    • Working knowledge of rustic architecture or properties of wood construction
    • Ability to work outside for extended periods of time
    • Enrolled in, or recently graduated from, an undergraduate or graduate academic program with a focus on architecture, historic preservation, architectural history, or other related design field.
  • How to Apply:

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

  • Job benefits: Paid Time Off; Free Housing; Travel Stipend
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking over rough or uneven rocky surfaces, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, and recurring lifting of moderately heavy items.
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Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

Mount Rainier National Park is seeking up to two intern architectural historians or architects to assist in the surveying and documentation of historic rustic style buildings contributing to Mount Rainier National Park’s National Historic Landmark District in Longmire, Washington. The intern(s) will be directed by the National Park Service (NPS) Historical Architect and Cultural Resources Team to survey, document and research approximately 25 buildings utilizing photography, hand, and laser measuring tools. They will also be responsible for compiling this information into a historic structures report which includes writing descriptions of the buildings, providing condition assessments, and developing recommendations for repairs and maintenance. If time allows the intern may also be asked to verify and update GIS systems and databases.

The residences in the Longmire developed area were constructed as NPS employee housing and are significant for rustic style architecture and early NPS master planning. As such, these significant resources require preservation of their character defining features. The historic structures report for this building typology will identify the character defining features that must be preserved and will inform future maintenance projects and management decisions.  This work supports NPS responsibilities under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) to preserve cultural resources. Ideally intern(s) will be working and living in the residential area of the Longmire Historic District, however due to park priorities, housing may be as far as 16 miles from the work area. Housing will be provided as will a travel stipend.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    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 for details.


    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

    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.

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