Two students are drilling into a red masonry test wall. Samples from the wall will be tested for salts.

Students use coring drill to take samples from test wall in order to determine salt content in the wall.

It’s more than just a job… it’s your future.

Get hands-on experience and build your resume while preserving the history of your country.

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training announces 2018 internships, pending the availability of funding. We have opportunities for paid internships. We just need you! A variety of projects are available working across disciplines. Interns will have an opportunity to work in one of the following programs:

  • Archeology and Collections
  • Architecture and Engineering
  • Historic Landscapes
  • Materials Conservation

Most of the projects are six-month full-time internships unless noted otherwise.
Internship opportunities are available for the following projects:

Materials Conservation

Student analyses sanmple using a portable X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer.

Student Intern, Alexa Beard, uses pXRF to analyze granite samples.

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training announces an internship for a period of 12-24 months to (1) study the effects of fire suppressants on cultural resources, and (2) identify methods to remove fire suppressants from cultural resources. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, wildland fires from 2007 to 2017 affected more than 75 million acres of land. Wildfires pose a threat to cultural resources including both known and undiscovered historical structures and archeological sites. A new generation of chemical fire retardants and suppressants have come into use over the course of the last decade.

For more information about this internship position, please see this post.

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

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119