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Sally Kress Tompkins

Maritime Documentation Internship


The application period for summer 2019 is closed. Thank you for your interest in working for the Historic American Engineering Record.


The Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and the Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM) are pleased to announce the Maritime Internship in memory of Sally Kress Tompkins, former Deputy Chief of HABS/HAER and initiator of the HAER maritime documentation program. The internship will permit a student or recent graduate of architecture or history, interested in maritime preservation, to work as a summer intern on a HAER maritime documentation project. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen. The selected recipient will serve as either a historian preparing researched historical reports or as an architect preparing measured drawings.


The recipient will receive a stipend of $7,000-10,000 and will work in conjunction with a HAER team for 12 weeks during the summer. The Sally Kress Tompkins Maritime Intern will be selected by a committee of representatives of CAMM and HAER.


Please submit the following by March 1, 2019 (postmark date):

  1. Resume
  2. Letter of recommendation (from a faculty member or employer)
  3. Work samples (measured drawings or historical reports)

Applications should be submitted to:

Todd Croteau, SKT Maritime Internship Coordinator
Heritage Documentation Programs
National Park Service
1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop 7408
Washington, DC 20240


Questions may be directed to Todd Croteau at or 202-354-2167.