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Posted: 04/18/2018

National Park Service - Historical Preservation Training Center

Mason Worker
Internship Opportunity
Yorktown, VA
Open Until
Until Filled



Term of positions is 12 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk


Yorktown, Virginia

Living Allowance


AmeriCorps Award:

These positions are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program.  Value of education award is $1,538.36 (pre-tax).

Start Date:

May 21st  

Application Due Date:

Accepted until positions filled, priority given to applications received by 4/29






General Information



The National Park Service (NPS), Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC), and the Stewards Individual Placement Program are seeking four interns (Stewards) to assist with preservation work at the Colonial National Historical Park in Yorktown, VA. The Stewards will assist in the maintenance, stabilization, restoration, repair, or reconstruction of historic structures. Stewards will receive excellent exposure to the National Park Service, the preservation career field, and historic resource stewardship philosophy.





Position Specifics



The Stewards will work on masonry projects at the Colonial National Historical Park. They will work alongside HPTC preservation crews and will be expected to perform as a fully participating member.  Work tasks will be determined by the project leader and will be based on the skill level of the Steward. Duties will involve the maintenance, repair, or reconstruction of historic masonry structures, including removing damaged masonry walls, repairing mortar joints, and rebuilding structures.



HPTC personnel will provide day-to-day mentoring as part of the project. Specific skills and knowledge acquired include: preservation awareness, introduction to General Masonry Preservation, working with natural hydraulic mortars, working with antimicrobial detergents, daily training on methods of work, OSHA safety standards, and the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Treatment for Historic Properties.



The physical effort required is considered moderate to heavy and requires occasional lifting or handling of objects and/or materials over 50 lbs. The incumbent must frequently stand while working, load trucks, shovel materials, navigate wheel barrows, operate hand tools, work around power equipment, etc.  He/she is required to step, bend, kneel, climb, and walk while performing the work in all manners of environmental conditions such as snow, mud, heat, and rain.  PPE will be issued and required for wear during work assignments, and may include hard hats, steel toe boots, hearing protection, and dust masks.






  • 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.
  • Possession of a current valid drivers license
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States
  • This position will be required to submit periodic reports and a final report during their term of service.


How to apply
How to Apply Apply online at: https://stewardslegacy.org/open-positions *please upload current resume when you apply*

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