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🔗Historic Preservation Intern

  • Internship
  • Wake Forest, North Carolina
  • $12.00 per hour USD / Hour
  • April 12, 2023
  • Department: Planning Department
  • How to Apply:

    Apply by April 12, 2023

    How to Apply:  Please send a letter of introduction with CV or resume and contact information for three references via email.  No phone calls please.  Include your contact information, educational level, degree program and institution, coursework completed, enrollment status, availability, internship requirements if known, and specific project interests.  Also include an example of your work or link to an example of your work which can be a research paper or class project from your program of study. Confirm that you are capable of reading and understanding historic documents such as deeds and wills written in cursive.

    If you are offered a conditional offer of employment you will need to successfully meet all of the following conditions to be  hired:

    Completion of the substance abuse testing required by the Town.  Be advised that you have 48 hours after accepting our conditional offer to report for the drug screen.

    Completion of a Background Screening.

    COVID-19 vaccination by the first day of work (we will accommodate those who cannot receive the vaccine for disability or religious based reasons).  You must have at least one dose before your first day of work.  If you are subject to getting a second dose it must be received in accordance with manufacturer recommendations.  Vaccination cards are to only be shared with Human Resources staff.

  • Application URL:

Website Town of Wake Forest

The Town of Wake Forest is seeking a graduate student or recent graduate from a Master’s Degree program in Historic Preservation or closely related field to intern with the Town’s Long Range Planning Program in the Planning Department.  The Town of Wake Forest is located north of Raleigh, North Carolina and is home to one locally designated historic district, three National Register Historic Districts, twelve locally designated historic landmarks, and eleven buildings individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  The Senior Planner for Historic Preservation is seeking an intern to assist with multiple projects including but not limited to conducting historical research of the African American community, support for regular Historic Preservation Commission business, and assisting with planning activities and special events. The central project will be research in the 1950 Federal Census. Please note that the candidate must be able to read historic documents including maps, deeds and wills written in cursive with little or no assistance. Experience with GIS Story Maps is also helpful. These projects will provide an opportunity for independent and team-oriented work in an office staffed by seasoned professionals.  There is an opportunity for this internship to be remote. For more information about historic preservation in Wake Forest visit the website at

In addition, the intern can expect to:

Become familiar with the goals, duties, and responsibilities of the Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission and the daily duties of the Historic Preservation Planner and the Planning Department.
Attend public and committee meetings of the Historic Preservation Commission during the internship period.
Prepare for and attend public meetings.
Attend internal departmental meetings to become familiar with the planning process.
Perform administrative office duties.
The internship pays $12.00 per hour. The internship period is for a minimum of four weeks beginning as early as June 1, 2023.  The hours per week, number of weeks, and start date is flexible but must be completed by July 14, 2023.  The internship period can be tailored to meet the college or university’s internship credit requirements. Please note that this position is subject to the availability of funding and not eligible for Town of Wake Forest employee benefits.

  • 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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