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Historic Architecture Intern
Ref No.: 17-00348
Company/Department:National Park Service
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Position Type:Intern
Start Date: 02/05/2018
Historic Architecture Intern(s)
Position Description: The National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) is seeking two interns to be based in Atlanta, GA at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. These positions will work to conduct assessments and documentation of historic structures at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (MALU) resulting in six (6) Historic Structures Reports. The position(s) will begin February 5, 2018 and continue for six months. They will report to an on-site team leader but fall under the supervision of the HPTC Senior Historical Architect (registered architect).
Successful candidates will be familiar with historic construction methods and historic preservation philosophy including The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Hands-on experience with field documentation, material assessment, CAD and hand- drawing skills, and solid writing skills are desirable. Please articulate these skills in your application; examples may be requested.
Task and Duties:
  • Field inspection to identify character-defining features,
  • Historic fabric investigation ( "reading” a building's historic fabric),
  • Field documentation (hand-sketching and CAD drawings), and condition assessment of historic structures,
  • Tasks culminate in the assembly and preparation of six Historic Structure Reports.

Skills and Qualifications:
  • Applicants should have completed at least four years in an accredited program of architecture, architectural history, or pursuing a degree / certificate in Historic Preservation. Coursework in an accredited design major is strongly recommended (e.g. Architecture, Architectural History, Computer Aided Design and Drafting, Historic Preservation, etc.).
  • Prior experience measuring historic buildings, conducting assessment reports, researching historic buildings or working on Historic Structure Report teams is preferred.

For those seeking architectural licensure, this internship will count towards the new NCARB Architectural Experience Program (AXP) system [multiple categories] and allow candidates to gain experience under the supervision of a practicing licensed architect (HPTC Senior Historical Architect).


Location: Atlanta, GA
Stipend: $16/hr

Email Trecinia Wiggins at twiggins@gyfoundation.org for any questions.