Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program
The Heritage Documentation Programs (HDP) consist of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), and Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS). The programs document historic sites and structures across the United States through the creation of measured drawings, large-format photographs, and historical reports. HDP is part of the National Park Service’s Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science Directorate.
HDP is seeking intern architects and landscape architects to assist in the documentation of several historic sites based at the HDP offices in Washington, DC. Interns will work closely with HDP historical architects to generate measured drawings from existing 3-dimensional survey data. The final drawings will be archived in the HABS/HAER/HALS collections of the Library of Congress. Depending on project schedules, opportunities may be available to assist HDP staff in collecting survey data using terrestrial laser scanners, photogrammetry, and hand measuring.
The internships will begin in June 2023 and last for a period of 12 weeks. During this period, the interns will learn to manipulate 3-dimensional survey data and execute measured drawings in conformance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Architectural and Engineering Documentation. The internship term will be completed as a fulltime position (40 hours per week) with work occurring primarily at the HDP office in Washington, DC, with the possibility of travel to site locations (paid for by HDP).
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.