Historic Structures Preservation Intern

Expected Dates
July 12, 2021 to August 8, 2021
Historic Preservation Program, IMR-Cultural Resources
Position ID
 This internship will provide the opportunity for an architect, landscape architect, or historic preservation graduate student to develop project management skills in a fast-paced and complex regional office of the National Park Service.  Under the mentorship of the Historic Preservation Program Manager and Supervisory Landscape Architect, this position will support a diverse and wide-ranging set of preservation projects, with particular focus on the development of a cultural landscape management plan for Tumacácori Mission Historical Park (TUMA) as part of a collaborative team.
The internship will focus on developing and applying a professional knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques of architecture and landscape architecture, as well as historic preservation.  The TUMA project is in the early stages of development, and will be conducted over three years, beginning in fall 2017.  The internship will allow the student to develop skills in project planning, design, construction, and resource protection/conservation by working on an integrated resource project such as TUMA, which will include documenting and analyzing a diverse portfolio of resources within the Park’s three units:  Tumacácori Mission, Calabasas, and Guevavi under the direct supervision of the Historic Preservation Program Manager.
The intern will utilize CAD, Adobe Illustrator, and GIS, as well as incorporate hand-drawn and photographic representation to document field conditions, proposed designs, and construction as-builts, as well as potential visual presentations to the Park, Park Partners or the visiting public.  Also required will be daily electronic communication with project and park staff, as well as lending assistance to HPP staff when priorities shift (which they sometimes do on a daily basis).  Flexibility, computer literacy, and willingness to assist park staff at all stages of project execution are key components of this internship.
Exposure to park planning processes, resource protection, and facilities operations will be inherent to the internship, as well as involvement with other NPS regional staff, Park staff, Park Partners, and various municipal, non-profit, and academic partners.

Compensation amounts:
  • $1,000 - monthly housing allowance 
  • $285 - weekly living allowance
  • $3,115 - duty related travel

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

  • Santa Fe NM
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Cultural/Historical Resource Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
degree minor or extensive experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
degree minor or extensive experience
Data Entry
some experience
some experience
some experience
Data Analysis
some experience