Heritage Documentation Programs, in collaboration with the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), seeks applications from qualified students and recent graduates for 2024 summer employment.
Architecture & Landscape Architecture Interns
Architecture and landscape architecture interns will assist in the documentation of several historic sites and may travel to site locations (paid for by HDP) but will work in the HDP offices in Washington, DC. Interns will work closely with HDP historical architects to generate measured drawings from existing 3-D survey data. The final drawings will be archived in the HABS/HAER/HALS Collection at the Library of Congress. Depending on project schedules, opportunities may be available to assist HDP staff in collecting survey data using terrestrial laser scanners, photogrammetry, and hand measuring.
The internships will begin in June 2024 and last for a period of 12 weeks. During this period, the interns will learn to manipulate 3-D survey data and execute measured drawings in conformance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Architectural and Engineering Documentation. The internship term will be completed as a full-time position (40 hours per week) with work occurring primarily at the HDP office in Washington, DC.
Architectural Historian Interns
Historian interns will assist in the documentation of historic sites. Applicants should be college students or recent graduates with significant coursework in architectural history. Interns will work closely with HDP historians to undertake fieldwork and on-site analysis, research, and writing of historical reports to HDP standards. Interns will work with a team of architects. The final documentation will be archived at in the HABS/HAER/HALS Collection at the Library of Congress.
The internships will begin in June 2024 and last for a period of 12 weeks. During this period, the interns will learn to conduct field analysis, research, and writing historical reports in conformance with HDP guidelines and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Architectural and Engineering Documentation. The internship term will be completed as a full-time position (40 hours per week) with work occurring primarily at the HDP office in Washington, DC.
Eligibility requirements apply. Visit PreserveNet's NCPE Internships page for details and instructions on how to apply.
Qualified NCPE interns who successfully complete their internships may count their position towards earning a Public Land Corps (PLC) Non-Competitive Hiring Authority certificate. Once earned, the PLC hiring authority certificate may be used to apply for eligible Federal temporary, term, or permanent positions. Visit the website listed above for details about this benefit. Successful completion of the internship does not guarantee Federal employment.
Positions are open only to United States citizens. Foreign citizens seeking summer employment may wish to look for opportunities via World Heritage USA.
How to Apply
- Deadline: March 4, 2024
- Submit your application via PreserveNet:
- Note: Applicants who wish to be considered for both Architecture/Landscape Architecture and Architectural Historian positions must submit two separate and complete applications.
Last updated: January 17, 2024