Historic preservation Bachelor and Masters Degree candidates as well as recent graduates are invited to apply for one of three positions. This internship position provides hands-on experience restoring and repairing significant historic structures. Interns shall work under the supervision of the Restoration Project Manager, and have the opportunity to work with international masters degree students from the École du Louvre Paris.
The internship is a 35-hour per week position, Monday-Friday for a 10 week period starting June 1st. Interns should be prepared for both indoor and outdoor work, with appropriate clothing. This summer interns shall focus on repairs to an important steel frame greenhouse and the restoration of an 1895 shingle style bowling alley, believed to be the oldest, two lane, regulation alley in the United States. Hands-on experience to a level not offered at other historic properties. The estate is so unique we have the ability to develop the internship to you talents and skill level. Through fieldwork and field trips, students will gain practical understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing staff who steward these amazing historic structures for the public benefit.
Applicants must frequently stand while working, climb ladders and work from platforms. He/she is required to bend, kneel, and climb while performing work in all manner of environmental conditions. The physical effort required is considered moderate and requires occasional lifting or handling of objects or materials up to 50 pounds.
For future job seekers, the combination of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the prestige of Lyndhurst and the practical experience you gain will be a resume builder. All of this can happen in one of the most beautiful spots in the county.