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
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.