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Posted: 01/23/2012

National Park Service
National Center for Preservation Technology & Training

Summer Internships
Internship Opportunity
Natchitoches, LA
Open Until


Applications are invited from qualified candidates for a limited number of undergraduate and graduate internships at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).    NCPTT is an office of the National Park Service located on the campus of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.  Ten-week internships will be available pending availability of funding.  Positions will begin on or about May 30, 2012.  Interns will be short-term employees of Northwestern State University.  Compensation will be based on experience, including academic experience.

NCPTT is an interdisciplinary research facility that serves the historic preservation community nationwide.   NCPTT's current work includes the fields of archeology and collections, architecture and engineering, historic landscapes, materials research, and IT and marketing.

Tasks and Duties

Interns will have an opportunity to work in one of the following programs:

Archeology and Collections 

Architecture and Engineering

Historic Landscapes

Materials Research

Opportunities may include historic resource documentation, hands-on research, data collection, materials and product testing, or testing new technologies. 



Applicants should demonstrate skills and knowledge in preservation technology.  This may include but not be limited to documentation, condition assessments, literature reviews, laboratory or field research, materials testing, hands-on preservation treatments, or other related skills.  Undergraduate applicants must be accepted to or currently enrolled at a four-year accredited university or college program.  Graduate applicants must be accepted to or currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral degree program in disciplines such as architecture, anthropology, conservation, chemistry, engineering, geology, geography, preservation, etc. Applications from recent graduates will also be considered.



How to apply
To apply, send a letter of interest that includes the dates that the candidate will be available for work at NCPTT (between May 30, 2012 and August 7, 2012), resume with three references, and a current official or unofficial transcript to: Jason Church, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, 645 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA 71457, or via email at jason_church@contractor.nps.gov, or phone at (318) 356-7444. Applications will be accepted through March 12, 2012 and positions will be announced March 26, 2012. The National Park Service and Northwestern State University are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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