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Jobs, Internships, and Fellowships

for Students & Recent Graduates


Update for 2020: We are saddened to share the news that we have canceled our annual summer program this year. This includes the NCPE and HBCUI internships for architects, landscape architects, historians, and web design. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of the Interior is hiring only mission-critical positions at this time. Thank you to everyone who applied. We plan to resume our summer program next year.

If you are interested in putting your documentation skills to use another way, please consider entering one of our competitions: Peterson Prize contest (for measured drawing sheet sets), Holland Prize contest (for single-sheet measured drawings), and HALS Challenge (short-format landscape reports). Some competition deadlines are extended this year.


Every year, HABS/HAER/HALS offers students and practitioners employment and professional training opportunities. Participants take with them a greater awareness and knowledge of historic buildings, structures, and sites, as well as the importance of "preservation through documentation."


Employment opportunities for summer 2020: