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Posted: 03/24/2017

National Park Service - Environmental Stewards
Historic Preservation Training Center

Traditional Trades Youth Initiative
Internship Opportunity
Frederick, MD

NPS Historic Preservation Training Center Traditional Trades Youth Initiative


Full time, 20-week position


Historic Preservation Training Center Frederick, MD

Living Allowance

$492 a week; $9,840 total living allowance for 20 week position.

AmeriCorps Award

Environmental Stewards are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program valued at $2,199.92.

Age Requirement

18-30 years old

Student Loans

Student loan forbearance during the term of service (where qualified)

Start Date


Application Due Date




The National Park Service and Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) are seeking eight interns (Stewards) to participate in the new Traditional Trades Youth Initiative. Stewards will receive introductory skills training in a variety of traditional trades. The preservation, construction, and maintenance skills that Stewards develop throughout this Initiative will provide excellent exposure to the National Park Service, the preservation career field, as well as historic resource stewardship in general. Individuals of Hispanic/Latino descent are strongly encouraged to apply.


Following a 2-4 week training period, Stewards will join crews of HPTC craftspeople working on preservation projects throughout the country. Members will be assigned to an HPTC trade (Architecture, Carpentry, Masonry, or Woodcrafting) at rotating intervals in order to engage in a well-rounded experience throughout participation. Throughout the duration of their rotations, Stewards will work closely alongside experienced craftspeople, serving as assistants and/or apprentice level trade workers. Projects locations may include: the home of Franklin D Roosevelt, Gettysburg National Military Park, Antietam National Battlefield, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and the White House in Washington DC.


Moderate to heavy physical effort is required for these internships, including occasionally lifting or handling objects over 75lbs. The Stewards must stand or kneel for long periods while working and will be required to climb ladders, work from scaffolding or platforms, work on uneven or angled surfaces such as a roof, and be able to work in confined spaces such as those found beneath buildings. The Stewards will be required to stoop, bend, kneel, climb and walk in all manners of environmental conditions such as rain, mud, heat and snow.


Stewards may be required to travel and work on an NPS projects over weekends and holidays. While interns are traveling (50 miles away from Frederick, MD), they will be reimbursed promptly for lodging and per-diem expenses incurred. While Stewards are in Frederick, MD, they will not be provided local housing or housing assistance.



  • Must be a US Citizen, National or legal resident
  • Attention to detail, organized, and experience working in a team environment.
  • Self-starter.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Positive attitude and sense of humor.
  • Comfort working outside.
  • Interest and/or experience with building trades (Carpentry, Masonry, etc.) and/or Historic Preservation.
  • Individuals of Hispanic/Latino descent are encouraged to apply.
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How to apply
Apply on-line at: http://www.stewardslegacy.org/join/
Danny Margoles
Phone: 970-946-0405

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