It’s more than just a job… it’s your future. Get hands-on experience and build your resume while preserving the history of our country.

Summer internships at NCPTT provide students and recent graduates an opportunity to undertake laboratory or field research in archeology, architecture, engineering, collections management, historic landscapes, and materials science.

What do interns do?

Interns work in one of our four program areas:

MC summer intern Laura Lee Worrell places primed historic wood samples in a QUV

Summer intern Laura Lee Worrell places primed historic wood samples in a QUV

Projects vary from year to year but may include historic resource documentation, hands-on research, data collection, materials and product testing, or testing new technologies.

Check out what past interns have worked on at NCPTT >>

Listen to interns talk about their work >>

How long are the internships?

Summer internships last ten weeks.  Positions will begin on or about June 3, 2013 and end August 9, 2013.

Will I get paid?

Yes! Our interns are short-term employees of Northwestern State University.  Compensation is based on experience, including academic experience.

Is housing provided?

Sorry, but no. While we don’t provide housing, we will help you find a place to rest your head. Natchitoches is a college town and there are usually plenty of sublets and short-term rentals available in the summer.

Summer intern Dennis Gibson places samples on a newly constructed exposure rack

Summer intern Dennis Gibson places samples on a newly constructed exposure rack

Who’s eligible?

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 in a four-year accredited university or college program. Graduate applicants must be accepted to or currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program in a discipline such as architecture, anthropology, conservation, chemistry, engineering, geology, geography, preservation, etc. Applications from recent graduates will also be considered.

How to Apply

To apply, send a letter of interest that includes the dates that the candidate will be available for work at NCPTT (between June 3, 2013 and August 9, 2013), resume with three reference contacts, and a current official or unofficial transcript to: Jason Church, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, 645 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA 71457, or via email at jason_church@contractor.nps.gov, or phone at (318) 356-7444.

Applications will be accepted through February 4, 2013 and positions will be announced February 22, 2013.

The National Park Service and Northwestern State University are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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