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🔗Architectural Conservation Intern – 400 hours

  • Internship
  • NCPE Internship
  • Washington D.C., DC
  • 20.00 USD / Hour
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: National Mall and Memorial Parks (NAMA)
  • Job Reference #: 4027d
  • Job Qualifications:

    Prior experience with conservation treatments and outdoor sculpture are preferred.

    Working knowledge of historic monuments, building materials, and technologies beneficial.

    Computer proficiency (word processing, spreadsheet, photo and file management) is beneficial.

  • 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 and Travel Stipend
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Must be able to stand and work outdoors for long periods, potentially at heights; must be able to lift 25 pounds and operate various conservation tools and equipment.
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Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program

For more than 200 years, the National Mall has symbolized our nation and its democratic values, which have inspired the world. The National Mall - the great swath of green in the middle of our capital city and stretching from the foot of the United States Capitol to the Potomac River - is the premiere civic and symbolic space in our nation.

The successful candidate will work with the Architectural Conservator and Preservation Crew to perform treatment of significant monuments and Memorials throughout the Park. They will also assist with statue condition assessment and documentation. Duties include hands-on maintenance treatment of numerous and varied monuments (cleaning and/or waxing bronze, stone, and other materials); on-site condition assessments; photographic documentation of conditions before, during, and after treatment; generating conservation maintenance records; tracking conditions in a maintenance plan inventory. This is an excellent opportunity for an emerging conservationist who wants experience with outdoor sculpture in a historic park setting.

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.