Past Internship & Fellowship Opportunities are Listed Below:

Due: April 17, 2014

POSITION: Summer Graduate Intern, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (June-August 2014)

Summer Graduate Intern Position


Past Internship Opportunities:

DUE: March 7, 2014

POSITION: Assistant Tutor, Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program, Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA (June 2-August 22, 2014)

Assistant Tutor Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship


Due: March 3, 2014

POSITION: Faith and John Gaw Meem Preservation Trades Internship with the Historic Santa Fe Foundation (June 2, 2014 for 10 weeks)

Meem Preservation Trades Internship

DUE: March 2, 2014

POSITION: Summer Fellowships with Maine Preservation (June 2, 2014-August 1, 2014)

Maine Preservation Summer Fellowships


DUE: March 1, 2014

POSITION: Fallingwater Preservation Summer Internship, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Fallingwater Preservation Internship


DUE: February 28, 2014

POSITION: National Council of Preservation Education Summer 2014 NCPE/NPS Internships

NCPE/NPS Summer Internships


DUE: February 28, 2014

POSITIONS: Seven Internship Opportunities with the Madison Advanced Internship Network, Madison, Indiana (9 weeks)

Madison MAIN Program Summer 2014


DUE: February 3, 2014

POSITION: Summer 2014 Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) Internships

Summer 2014 Nantucket Historic Association Internships Flyer

NHA Internship Descriptions


DUE: January 15, 2014
POSITION: Winter/Spring 2014 Hancock Shaker Village Feigenbaum Fellowship

Hancock Shaker Village (HSV) and the University of Massachusetts Master of Science in Design and Historic Preservation have announced two Hancock Shaker Village Feigenbaum Fellowship Positions for Winter-Spring 2014. Students in the Master of Design in Historic Preservation Program: Please Submit Letter of Interest and Resume by January 15, 2014! (more details on submission requirements below)

For Winter/Spring semester 2014, Hancock Shaker Village (HSV) with help from Michael Devonshire, faculty member and historic preservation program coordinator, will select two students to be awarded a Hancock Shaker Village Feigenbaum Fellowship. We will chose from the 2014 roster of matriculated graduate students in the HSV/UMASS Master of Science in Design and Historic Preservation (MDHP) program. MDHP applicants must summit half page letter and brief resume by noon on January 15, 2014 to Michael Devonshire, phone 212.759.6462 or Results will be announced by January 22, 2014.

The two Hancock Shaker Village Feigenbaum Fellows will be engaged by HSV on a contract basis to work with supervisor, Lisa Sauer. Fellows will complete research and inventory work, 13 each Mass Historical Commission (MHC) Building Surveys or Form Bs. Sauer will complete one survey. Surveys to be completed total 27; each Fellow completes 13 and Ms. Sauer completes one (1).

Each of the two Fellows will be eligible to receive a stipend of $850 upon completion of the work.

The Department of Community Development, City of Pittsfield generates the list of buildings to be surveyed. The time frame for the Fellows’ survey work is January 26 – May 2, 2014. The Fellowships and survey work provide real-world hands-on field experience. The completed building surveys support the City of Pittsfield’s goal of documenting its historic infrastructure.

Fellows’ duties and work consist primarily of: Five (5) hours per week over 14 weeks; the work extends from January 24 through May 2, 2014 and includes these duties per Fellow:
• coordinates his/her schedule with Ms. Sauer, Mr. Devonshire, and the open hours of the Berkshire Atheneum Local History Room and Registry of Deeds
• develops a set schedule of every other week meetings with Ms. Sauer and Mr. Devonshire, library and deed research work, site visits, photography, and Form B production
• completes orientation session(s) provided by Ms. Sauer
• meets with and keeps Ms. Sauer apprised of your progress with the work
• undertakes additional work as assigned by Michael Devonshire
• visits the sites of buildings on the list, all within the City of Pittsfield
• for each building assigned, completes all Form B sections and photography in computer file format; convert to PDF for final submission of the work
• completes and submits 13 Form Bs; format and print each according to MHC guidelines
• half of the forms must be delivered to Ms. Sauer for review by March 14, and the final half on the last day of classes (or prior to) for submission to HSV and City of Pittsfield
• will work on the Form Bs a minimum of 3 and probably nearer to 5 hours per week
• additional time in the 5 hours per week will be directed by Sauer and Devonshire
• decides separately or collectively how best to proceed to get the job done, however each Fellow is individually expected to submit 7 completed Form Bs midway through the semester and 6 at the end for a total of 13 (the two Fellows complete a total of 26)
• payment of a $850 stipend will be made by HSV to each of the two Fellows at the conclusion of the work and not sooner than May 2, 2014
• conclusion of the work is defined as Form Bs being completed, reviewed by Sauer, and formatted complete with photographs, and that additional work assigned by Devonshire is completed and reported on in writing

Ms. Sauer will hold an introductory meeting/trip to the Register of Deeds in Pittsfield and the Local History Room of the Berkshire Athenaeum to familiarize the Fellows with the resources available in each venue (time to be mutually agreed upon). During this initial meeting, Ms. Sauer and the two Fellows will also go over the MHC guidelines on how to fill out the forms. Beyond the orientation and introductory work, it is up to the Fellows to plan their own schedules and complete the project. Note the office open hours:

Berkshire Atheneum Public Library
Local History Room, Kathleen Reilly, Librarian
1 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA / 413.499.9480
Mon & Fri, 9 am to 5 pm; Tues, Wed, and Thurs, 9 am to 9 pm,
and Sat, 10 am to 5 pm; closed Sunday and holidays

Register of Deeds, Patricia Harris
State of Massachusetts
44 Bank Row, Pittsfield, MA
413.443.7438; Mon – Fri, 8:30 am to 3:59 pm

Because of limited or inconvenient open hours at the library and registry, it is highly recommended that the Fellows are made aware that they may need to find weekday time to come to Pittsfield to complete their research.

Ms. Sauer will be available at HSV between 12 noon and 1 pm on Saturdays during the weeks the students are on the HSV property or at a time mutually agreed upon. Winter Spring 2014 semester classes at HSV are: Saturdays, January 25, February 8, 22, March 8, 29, and April 12, 26, and May 3. Ms. Sauer will review the Fellows’ work progress and answer questions. She will be available via email. If the Fellows need data at the Register of Deeds that they are unable to access during the week, Ms. Sauer will get that information for them and deliver it to them either via email or at the time of the next scheduled Saturday meeting. Additional meeting times can be arranged as needed.

Send your Fellowship letter of interest with your resume by January 15, 2014, to MICHAEL DEVONSHIRE, phone: 212.759.6462, ext. 16 or email:

The Fellows chosen will thereafter on their resume and in similar sources note that they achieved this post and honor by saying they were a: Hancock Shaker Village Feigenbaum Fellow or that they held a Hancock Shaker Village Feigenbaum Fellowship.


DUE: December 15, 2013

POSITION: Brookline Preservation Commission Preservation Intern Position

The Town of Brookline is seeking an intern who is attending college or graduate school to assist the Preservation Commission staff of Brookline’s Department of Planning and Community Development. The responsibilities would include helping with the administration of Brookline’s Local Historic District By-law and Demolition Delay By-law, attending Preservation Commission meetings and preparing minutes. This position has flexible hours but would require approximately ten hours a week, including attendance once a month at a Tuesday evening meeting of the Preservation Commission. The successful candidate should have strong writing and organizational skills and preferably be in a planning or preservation program. There would be a small stipend available or a match for a work-study program. The internship would afford the candidate the opportunity to learn how a town Planning Department functions, about preservation issues and the important role citizens play in town government. The intern also would be included in meetings about specific preservation cases and issues.

Applicants shall submit a letter of interest and resume by December 15th to Polly S. Selkoe, Assistant Director for Regulatory Planning, Brookline Town Hall, Planning and Community Development Department by email to

Intern notice spring 2014 BPC


Subject: Job Vacancy Notice NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

LP Temporary Landmarks Preservationist June 2013.pdf


CHAPS ABROAD: Prague & Krakow 2013

Cultural Heritage and Preservation Program (CHAPS), Rutgers University


June 5-July 15, 2013

Open to: Graduate students and junior/senior undergraduate students, or by permission of Director.

The program is composed of two three-credit units, for a total of six credits.

(1) Prague & Krakow: Core Course-Preserving the Past for the Future (3 credits-45 contact hours)

(2) Prague & Krakow: Internship Project (3 credits) or International Service Learning Project (3 credits)

Offered by Rutgers’ Program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies ( in collaboration with the Dartmore Institute (, the program is divided equally between the historic cities of Prague (Czech Republic), and Krakow (Poland), whose historic urban centers are designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Both are also known for their vibrant student life, with activities centered on the universities and a lively café and club culture.

Funding Opportunities Available

Praguekrakow 2013.pdf


George Washington’s Mount Vernon – Internship within Historic Preservation and Collections

George Washington’s Mount Vernon has an upcoming Internship opportunity that we were hoping you might convey to students in your programs. I have included the information detailing the requirements below. Please let me know if you have any questions, or need the information in a different format etc…

Department: Historic Preservation and Collections

Mount Vernon, the home of George and Martha Washington, originally extended over eight thousand acres and was divided into five farms. The property remained in the Washington family until 1858, when it was purchased by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, a non-profit organization founded by Ann Pamela Cunningham in 1853 to “perpetuate the sacred memory of ‘the Father of his Country'” and to “preserve the relics at Mount Vernon.” The current historic site encompasses George Washington’s original Mansion House Farm and consists of 500 acres.

Today, Mount Vernon welcomes approximately 1 million visitors a year, and it is a primary responsibility of the Historic Preservation and Collections Department to ensure that the objects on view in the Mansion and outbuildings are historically accurate and preserved for these visitors. The Curatorial collection is built around the documented household and personal possessions of George and Martha Washington. The Association’s mission is to show the Mansion and Outbuildings as they were furnished in 1799. Through the generosity of the Mid-

West Tool Collectors Association (M-WTCA), Mount Vernon offers one summer internship to an individual interested in assisting with this mission.

Intern duties:

In recent years, food has become a dynamic area of historical research and scholarship. At George Washington’s Mount Vernon, we hope to enhance our understanding of foodways on the estate, from the perspective of both the Washington family and the enslaved community. The M-WTCA Curatorial Intern will be responsible for developing a strategic and integrated interpretive plan for sites on the estate associated with food preparation, preservation, and storage. These sites include the kitchen, larder, scullery, ice house, dairy, and Mansion basement.

Using the Mount Vernon Library and Archives, the M-WTCA intern will be asked to examine the furnishings and tools used in these spaces, the people involved in completing the tasks that took place there, and the interpretive history of these sites at Mount Vernon. This will include assessing the accuracy of current displays, compiling a wish-list for accessions, identifying objects that require conservation assessments, and reviewing prior deaccessioning recommendations. The intern will also synthesize research and recommendations produced in past years on individual spaces (such as the kitchen, salt house, and smokehouse) to provide a more holistic look at food systems on the estate as a whole.

The intern will have opportunities to work closely with the archaeological field school taking place at Mount Vernon from May 28 to July 3. A new collaboration between Mount Vernon and the University of Maryland, the field school will be investigating the estate’s outbuildings, beginning this year with the archaeological, architectural, and interpretive histories of the Washington family’s kitchen.
Mount Vernon will use the M-WTCA Curatorial Intern’s valuable research to re-interpret food preservation, preparation, and storage on the estate for the visiting public. We will also make available the intern’s research to Mount Vernon’s Education and Interpretive staff for inclusion in public programs and tours.

The M-WTCA Curatorial Intern will also have opportunities to participate in Curatorial functions as may be needed and relevant to the internship’s main focus, possibly including (but not limited to) cataloging, documentation of inappropriate items proposed for deaccessioning, object research, and curatorial inquiries.

The successful M-WTCA Curatorial Intern candidate will be enrolled in a graduate-level program with a major in Material Culture, American Studies, American History, Museum Studies, Art History, or a related field. Previous experience with historic site or museum collections and/or interest in 18th-century Chesapeake social history/material culture preferred.
Compensation and Hours:

The M-WTCA Curatorial Intern is expected to fulfill a 10-week, full-time internship commitment. Compensation in the amount of $3,000 is offered for this 10-week internship, payable on Mount Vernon’s bi-weekly pay schedule. There is also a travel and research allowance of up to $300 for expenses related to the project duties. The internship period will be determined based upon the candidate’s schedule with expected work hours of Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm during the selected 10 weeks. Housing and daily transportation to/from Mount Vernon will be the responsibility of the successful candidate. Mount Vernon is happy to work with the intern’s academic program to provide credit for the internship period.

Application Procedure:

By April 1, 2013 please send letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to:

Jessie MacLeod, Assistant Curator
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
P.O. Box 110
Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Fax: 703.799.8698
All applicants will be notified of the success of his/her application by April 21, 2013.

Mount Vernon is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Subject: Announcing 2013 Summer Fellowships

Opportunity for summer fellowships/internships.

The details can be found below or at .

The deadline is March 24, so the timing is sensitive.


Robert J. O’Brien
Assistant Director

Maine Preservation Celebrating 40 Years

233 West Main Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096

Tel (207) 847-3577

Summer Fellowships at Maine Preservation

Maine Preservation, the statewide nonprofit historic preservation organization, is offering several summer Fellowship positions for historic preservation students in conjunction with the preservation trades and professions. Fellowships span approximately nine weeks in the summer, split between hands-on site work with a trades or professional firm and organizational work at Maine Preservation’s statewide headquarters. Five weeks of trades work will be compensated fulltime at $10 per hour. Four weeks of service at Maine Preservation’s headquarters is unpaid.

Fellows will be placed with Preservation Timber Framing, Consigli Construction or Bagala Window Works.

Preservation Timber Framing is headed by Arron Sturgis, recent past president of Maine Preservation’s Board of Trustees, whose firm generally repairs and restores 17th, 18th, and 19th century barns, steeples, museums and homes. Maine Preservation Advisory Trustee Matt Tonello, an engineer, is the Project Executive at Consigli Construction for the state of Maine, which rehabilitates large-scale historic commercial buildings like mills, hospitals, churches and courthouses in New England. Bagala Window Works has been restoring historic windows and doors from houses, churches, commercial blocks — and any place that has antique windows — since 1988. Bagala designed and manufactures their own large-scale steam stripping machine. Duties at the trade/professional sites will be according to skill set and available projects at the time.

Responsibilities at Maine Preservation’s headquarters will include assistance with research and professional writing (press releases, etc.), event and advocacy orchestration, and general assistance in the office. Fellows will receive education about building restoration to practice and apply at Maine Preservation’s headquarters, the historic Captain Reuben Merrill House (1858). Benefits of a Fellowship include introduction to the preservation field, both of the tangible applications of construction and repair, and of the program, policy and advocacy side of preservation, including the financial models available for developers and the latest best practices on “green” rehab. Fellows will be introduced to the preservation professionals community, policy makers, preservation consultants, supporters and donors, and allied organizations in the field. Fellows will gain important practical knowledge of how preservation businesses run and how preservation nonprofits function.

An academic or professional background in preservation is encouraged and some experience related to the professional or trades placement is advantageous. Several Maine Preservation Fellows have gained post-grad employment through Maine Preservation contacts, although, Maine Preservation does not have paid positions available at this time following the Fellowship. Housing and transportation will be the responsibility of the Fellow, but Maine Preservation is inquiring about local housing options for Fellows without a Maine connection. Maine Preservation is located at 233 West Main Street above the Yarmouth village, 10 miles northeast of Portland on the highway. Transportation will also be required to get to the trades site each day, which can be up to an hour away from Portland (carpooling is common, but not guaranteed).

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Robert O’Brien at Robert by Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Please include in the cover letter (1) a brief introduction of your background, (2) a description of your relevant experience and skill set (expand on your resume), (3) whether you have access to transportation and a Maine connection for the possibility of housing, (4) optimal timeframe between May and September when you are available, and (5) your level of commitment (whether you have competing options this summer). A succinct response to each question is sufficient in the letter. Ideally, a cover letter will span a page to a page and a half.

After the application deadline has closed, Maine Preservation will review the applications with our partner trades organizations, and selected candidates will be interviewed by phone. The coordination takes time among busy people, so please be patient while we conduct the selection process. Maine Preservation plans to announce Fellowships by the middle of April.


Subject: Preservation internship postings

We have three internships we are offering in Historic New England’s property care department this summer. I would be appreciative if you could distribute these to your students.



Benjamin K. Haavik
Team Leader, Property Care
Historic New England
c/o The Lyman Estate
185 Lyman Street
Waltham, MA 02452-5645
tel 617-994-6610


PC-2013-project management internship-02212013.docx

pc-2013-admin internship-02212013.docx

PC-2013-carpentry crew internship.DOC

Summer Jobs at Naumkeag

A UMass Public History alum is looking for able minds this summer at some of the Trustees sites in Western Mass. Please see below! Kate says it could be converted into an internship, if that’s what you seek.

We are going to be hiring several positions in Stockbridge this season for anyone who is interested including interpretive staff and historic house managers. Perfect for anyone who wants some experience at a bustling historic home, managing staff, creating new interpretive programs, etc. You can read more about Naumkeag, The Mission House, and Ashley House on our website. These positions range from 15-30hrs/wk. Any who is interested can contact me directly or watch our website (

We have also embarked on a massive 2 year renovations of the gardens at Naumkeag, and if someone has a particular interest in landscape preservation, horticulture, or historic gardens specifically – this job below might be perfect. I’d also be willing to help someone convert the opportunity into a more dynamic internship if it fits in with their studies.





The Deborah J. Norden Fund


Download a PDF of this year’s poster.

The Deborah J. Norden Fund, established in 1995 in memory of architect and arts administrator Deborah Norden, awards up to $5,000 annually in travel and study grants to students and recent graduates in the fields of architecture, architectural history, and urban studies. The Fund has supported a fascinating array of projects, from a study of the Cambodian modernist Vann Molyvann, to the social impact of new architecture and planning interventions in Medellin, Colombia, to the insertion of built form into fragile ecosystems in Australia, to the stereotomy of complex surfaces in French Baroque architecture. The Deborah J. Norden Fund is a program of The Architectural League of New York.


Subject: Fallingwater Preservation Internship


Nancy L. Bassett, SPHR
Senior Director, Human Resources
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Box R
Mill Run, PA 15464
724-329-7813 Phone/Fax



UMASS/Hancock Shaker Village Students Internship

The two page description of the HSV master’s degree internship for winter/spring 2013 is attached.  This is a “Call for Applications”  and Michael will review the responses and make a recommendation to HSV of the two students who should be awarded internships.

2013 January Intern Descrip Call for Applications

Two Interns will be eligible to receive a stipend of $750 each upon completion of the work, around April 26, 2013.

Linda Steigleder

President & CEO

Hancock Shaker Village

P. O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202

413.443.0188 x200 |


Italy Preservation Field School – Buildings, Ceramics, Paper, Books and Art

I would like to inform you about our summer 2013 field school, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 14th year, which is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and offers students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy. Our deadline for applications is March 15, 2013.

The courses offered are listed below:

Building Restoration* (May 26th thru June 22nd, 2013)
Introduction to Art and Building Restoration in Italy
Surveying and Analyzing Historic Buildings

Ceramics Restoration (May 26th thru June 22nd, 2013)
Introduction to Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics
Workshop on Ceramics and Ceramics Conservation

(NEW) Book Bindings Restoration* (May 26th thru June 22nd, 2013)
Introduction to the Restoration of Book Bindings
Workshop on the Restoration of Book Bindings

Paper Restoration* (July 7th thru August 3rd, 2013)
Introduction to Restoration of Paper in Books and Archival Documents
Restoration Workshop – Paper in Books and Archival Documents

Traditional Painting Materials & Techniques (July 7th thru August 3rd, 2013)
Traditional Painting Methods and Techniques in Italy, including Issues of Weathering and Aging
Painting Workshop – Traditional Painting Methods and Techniques in Italy

Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy (July 7th thru August 3rd, 2013)
Restoration in Italy – Issues and Theory

*Field Projects:

Restoration of the Porta Burgi (12th Century city gate in San Gemini)

Surveying the 12th Century San Giovanni Battista Church complex

Archaeological survey of the public baths in Carsulae

San Gemini Historic Archives Project (restoration and digitalization of 16-18 Century archival material)

To find out more about our programs and review the syllabi, please visit our website.

Our courses are open to students from various disciplines, both undergraduate and graduate. All lessons are taught in English.

If you know any students, scholars, or others interested in this type of study, please inform them about our program. We would appreciate it if you could list our program on your organization’s website as an available educational resource.

We have a 2013 flyer that you may wish to post on your department notice board or forward to interested parties. You can print this from our website, on our About Us page. Please let us know if you have any problem printing and we can email you the PDF.


Preservation Field School

Please review the announcement below for an upcoming bi-national adobe preservation field school to be held in southern Arizona March 10-15, 2013 (their Spring Break).  This is a unique opportunity to work with international experts at some of southern Arizona’s premier earthen architecture sites:  Casa Grande Ruins and Mission Tumacácori.  Field school registration fee is $100 for Tucson residents (no hotel required) and $395 for those requiring hotel;  the fee also covers local transportation, workshop materials, and most meals.



More Job Opportunities



Internship Opportunity

Temple Beth Israel Preservation Society seeks full and part-time interns to assist in documenting the social and cultural history of the Danielson, Connecticut Jewish community. Particular emphasis will be placed on collecting and organizing data, transcribing interviews, locating family members, identifying funding sources for programs and building preservation, assisting with updating and expanding the Society?s website, organizing the community?s archives and helping to develop cultural and fundraising programs. Work will be directly supervised by two members of the Society?s board of directors.

Internship Opportunity Temple Beth Israel Preservation Society


Preservation Job Opportunity
NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission
LP Preservation multiple Jan 2013

Margaret McMahon
Director of Administration
1 Centre St., 9th Fl. | New York, NY 10007
p: 212.669.7943 | |

We are pleased to share with you the announcement for the 2013-2014 Getty Graduate Internship Program.

 We would much appreciate if you could share information about this program with anyone who may be interested in applying for an internship. Please feel free to post the attached flier in a visible location of your organization or forward it to students or recent graduates.

Getty Graduate Internship 2013-14 application deadline


NPS/NCPE Historic Preservation Internships Academic Year 2012-2013

Fri, Oct 5, 2012 11:21 AM

Dear SAH Communities,

The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Council for Preservation Education, is announcing their historic preservation internships for the Academic Year 2012-2013. The program is designed to allow students in historic preservation programs and allied disciplines to gain an awareness of National Park Service cultural resource management activities and to provide an opportunity to work alongside professionals in the field of historic preservation. A variety of positions in preservation and related fields are being offered at the National Park Service and partnering agencies.

Attached you will find a copy of our announcement for the academic year positions. I would appreciate it if you could post or pass along the notice and make it available to any students you think might be interested.
The information will also be available on the Web site of the National Park Service at and the National Council at A downloadable application will be available from each site as well. The deadline for applications is November 2, 2012.

NPS NCPE Intern Notice AcadYr1213 Word Format

NPS NCPE Intern Notice AcadYr1213 PDF Format

If this is not the most appropriate email address to send this information to, please send a corrected address to my attention at

If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at the above address, or call me at 202-354-2025.

Information courtesy of:

Guy M. Lapsley
Internship Program Coordinator
Heritage Preservation Services
National Park Service
T 202-354-2025
F 202-371-1616

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