Internship Program

The Historic Preservation Internship Training Program trains our future historic preservation professionals.


The deadline has passed for applications for Academic Year 2017-2018 internships. Please check back in February 2018 for information about Summer 2018 internships.


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The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical experience in cultural resource management programs in the National Park Service headquarters, field offices, and parks, and in other federal agencies.

Working under the direction of experienced historic preservation professionals, students undertake short-term research and administrative projects. Students learn about and contribute to the national historic preservation programs and the federal government’s preservation and management of historic properties.

The short-term internships are available in the summer and during the school year. The internship program is operated jointly with the National Council for Preservation Education.

Please contact Paloma Bolasny by email or phone at (202) 354-2174 for more information.