Internship Program

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

The application deadline
for Academic Year 2016-2017 internships with the National Park Service, the Department of the Interior, and the General Services Administration is October 28, 2016.

Application Instructions & List of Available Positions

Application - MS Word Format

Application - Fillable PDF Format


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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.

Contact Guy Lapsley, Technical Preservation Services, for more information.