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Internship Postings

Internship: National Council of Preservation Education

Over one hundred internships are available through the National Council of Preservation Education within the National Park Service in summer 2017.  Internships run the gamut of historic preservation and cultural resources management fields.  

Fallingwater Preservation Internship, PA

Fallingwater Preservation Internship

Mill Run, PA


Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, seeks applications for its Reinhold Family Preservation Internship. This full-time residency intern will interact with Fallingwater’s preservation and maintenance department, visiting consultants, and vendors while working in and around a historic house museum environment.


Job Description:  Interns will be exposed to a variety of tasks related to the conservation and maintenance of the historic buildings on the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s 5,000 acre Bear Run Nature Reserve, in which Fallingwater is located. Interns will split their duties between documentation and photographic archives and hands-on stone repointing and concrete repair. Past intern projects have included historic building assessments, inventories, documentation, and miscellaneous preservation repairs. The preservation intern primarily works outdoors in a variety of weather and climate conditions, so proper attire is required.


Qualifications: Applicants must be a current or entering graduate student in historic preservation, historic building trades, or architectural history with experience in assessing and documenting historic structures. A candidate with hands-on experience in historic masonry or plastering is preferred.


Position Duration:  Ten weeks, beginning June 1, 2016, and ending August 5, 2016. Interns will be expected to work during normal business hours (typically Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm), forty hours per week.


Location:  Fallingwater is located in rural Mill Run, Pennsylvania (zip code 15464), and is approximately ninety miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).  Having a motor vehicle is strongly recommended, as there are no stores or amenities within walking distance.


Pay: This internship pays $10.00 per hour plus free, onsite shared housing. Interns are required to provide their own food, linens, laundry supplies, and incidentals.


Application process:  To apply, email cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference (academic or employer) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and list Preservation Intern in the subject line. Application deadline is April 1, 2016.

Historic Santa Fe Foundation Internship

The Historic Santa Fe Foundation currently is accepting applications for the 2016 Faith and John Gaw Meem Preservation Trades Internship. The 10-week program begins June 1, 2016 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It permits a qualified student working in architecture, planning, design, or a similar field to gain hands-on experience in the theory and practice of preservation by working with foundation board members and staff.

The program began in 2005. Past interns have been studying in, or are alumni of, institutions including the University of New Mexico, the University of Arizona, Columbia University, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and USC.

Program Goals

The Preservation Trades Internship exists to provide:

  • Preservation trades training – hands-on adobe work, carpentry, window restoration, etc.

  • Exposure to the daily workings of a local preservation organization

  • Opportunities to observe local, state and federal preservation agencies as well as other preservation organizations in action.

Participant Duties

  • Work under the direction of HSFF staff to perform maintenance, repairs and conservation of organization properties

  • Attend monthly meetings of the HSFF Board

  • Attend bi-weekly meetings of Santa Fe’s Historic Design Review Board

  • Observe activities of staff of City, State and Federal agencies involved in preservation efforts or other preservation organizations

  • Attend and assist with HSFF events during term of internship

  • Prepare and present an evaluation report on internship experience at the conclusion of the term

Internship Qualifications

Priority is given to applicants who are currently admitted to, enrolled in or recently graduated from a college-level preservation program; have prior experience in construction; wish to gain experience in preservation trades; and ideally have basic skills in carpentry, masonry and related trades; and own their own tools.


The program pays $11 per hour for a 40-hour work week and includes free housing. Intern is responsible for food, transportation to and from Santa Fe, and within Santa Fe while in the program.

The Organization

The Historic Santa Fe Foundation (HSFF) owns, preserves and protects historic properties and resources of Santa Fe and environs and provides historic preservation education. The seven Foundation-owned properties are some of the most significant structures, both architecturally and historically, in Santa Fe.

To apply

For more information on the intern program, and to download an application form, visit:

Complete and return the application by March 15, 2016 to:

Historic Santa Fe Foundation

545 Canyon Road Suite 2

Santa Fe, NM 87501

or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information on the work and mission of the Historic Santa Fe Foundation visit

Summer job opportunity

HistoriCorps Crew Leader 2016 Job Opportunity 01

HistoriCorps Crew Leaders for 2016 

HistoriCorps is now hiring Crew Leaders for 2016. This is a great opportunity for students studying historic preservation to work with public lands organizations, learn or improve building trade skills and see historic preservation in action.

Five positions; three – five-month term starting in May (start date depends on respective projects).

HistoriCorps is looking for enthusiastic historic preservationists who love to cook in the wilderness, or exceptional cooks who love old buildings in the wilderness! Join us on the adventure of a lifetime and meet people from across the country as you travel and preserve historic structures across America. Crew Leaders have the opportunity to work with public lands organizations, learn or improve building trade skills and see historic preservation in action. If you are studying or working toward a career in historic preservation, come spend a season with HistoriCorps.

Program Description:

HistoriCorps’ mission is to save and sustain historic places for public benefit through partnerships that foster public involvement, engage volunteers and provide training and education. HistoriCorps is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides volunteers of all skill levels with hands-on experience preserving historic structures on public lands across America. Volunteers work with HistoriCorps field staff to learn preservation skills and put those skills to work saving historic places that have fallen into disrepair. HistoriCorps works to ensure America’s cultural and historical resources exist for generations to come.

Specifically, HistoriCorps:

  • Saves historic buildings
  • Teaches volunteers traditional building skills
  • Advances the use of green technologies on historic buildings
  • Encourages volunteerism on public lands

The summer 2016 projects will restore/rehabilitate multiple historic log, stone, adobe, and frame buildings that were originally used as ranger stations, guard stations, fire lookout towers, cow camps, and miner cabins. The buildings are all remotely located on America’s spectacular public lands (Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, United States Forest Service, state lands). Most Crew Leaders will be assigned projects in a specific region of the country.  However, the Crew Leader may be asked to travel anywhere in the United States. While most projects are accessible by HistoriCorps’ high clearance vehicles, some require a hike to access the sites.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  •  A willingness to work long days in variable weather;
  •  Able to live and work in a remote and/or backcountry setting (i.e. tents) for up to 14 days at a time;
  •  A valid driver’s license and a good driving record;
  •  A rudimentary knowledge of hand-tools and the building trades, and a willingness to learn;
  •  Strong communication and conflict resolution skills;
  •  Enjoy infusing others with your enthusiasm for the wilderness and historic resources;
  •  Work well in groups;
  •  Have the ability, aptitude and enthusiasm to cook meals for large groups (8-18 people at a time).

The preferred candidate will:

  •  Possess rudimentary building trade skills and a positive attitude toward old buildings, log working experience ideal;
  •  Demonstrate a high aptitude for culinary endeavors;
  •  Be First Aid or First Responder certified
  •  Have previous leadership experience with crews, ideally in remote and/or backcountry settings.

DEADLINE: 1st March, 2016

Please send resume, letter of interest (maximum 600 words), and list three references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Short term opportunity

Strategic Planning Consultant for Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program (HAHS)

national trust

This is a short term opportunity for an art or architectural historian interested in helping determine the future of American artists homes and studios that have been preserved and opened to the public.

Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios is an Associate Sites program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (HAHS), a coalition of more than 30 historic sites that were the homes and working studios of American artists. Though various entities operate these sites, from governmental agencies to independent non-for-profits, each member of this coalition is a historic site that commemorates an artist (or a group of artists) and preserves and interprets their working environment. Prospective consultants can see the HAHS website at for more information about the program.

HAHS has just issued an RFP for a strategic planner to research and create a ten year plan. The link is below; the National Trust requires those interested to sign in before reading the RFD.

The deadline for applications is October 16.

Department of Art History
Voorhees Hall
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  Phone 848.932.7041
Fax 732.932.1261