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Posted: 06/14/2017

Historic Preservation Training Center - Stewards Program

NPS - Historic Preservation Training Center - Wood-Crafting Internship
Internship Opportunity
Frederick, MD
Open Until
Until Filled

Job Description


12 weeks


Frederick, MD

Living Allowance

$492 per week

AmeriCorps Award

$1,527.45 upon successful completion of the 12 weeks.



Start Date

July 10, 2017

Specific training

In-person training for all trainees, hands-on work experience

Application Due Date

June 23, 2017


The National Park Service and Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) are seeking two interns (Stewards) to assist in preservation work at historic sites throughout the region. The Stewards will assist and learn skills in the maintenance, restoration, repair, and preservation of historic buildings, with particular emphasis in wood-crafting. Stewards will receive excellent exposure to the National Park Service, the preservation career field, as well as historic resource stewardship in general. Additionally, Stewards will be providing much needed and appreciated assistance to the National Park Service.


HPTC personnel will provide day-to-day mentoring to the Stewards. The Stewards selected for this position are expected to fully participate as members of HPTC preservation work crews. The Stewards will also become familiar with OSHA safety standards and the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Treatment for Historic Properties.


The physical effort required for this position is moderate to heavy. Applicants may frequently need to stand while working, climb ladders, work from scaffolding or platforms, and crawl beneath buildings. He/she is required to bend, kneel, climb, and walk while performing the work in all manners of environmental conditions such as mud, heat and rain.


Location Based in Frederick, MD. Housing will not be provided.


General Qualifications

  • Commitment Stewards must make a strong commitment to complete all aspects of the program including environmental service projects, professional development, education training and other community activities that may arise.
  • Safety -You will be expected to take a serious attitude toward safety all day and every day.
  • Substance Free In accordance to a drug free workplace, alcohol, tobacco and drugs are prohibited while participating in any Stewards or Stewards partner activities.
  • Citizenship Stewards must be a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Criminal History Stewards must pass a criminal history check as prescribed by the Serve America Act.
  • Other - basic carpentry knowledge, skills, and abilities, and knowledge/education related to the field of historic preservation is helpful, but not required.

How to apply
Apply online.
Danny Margoles
Phone: 970-946-0405

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