Get Focused on a Summer Internship

Here’s your chance to get hands-on experience in:

  • Archeology and Collections
  • Architecture and Engineering
  • Historic Landscapes
  • Materials Research
  • IT/Marketing

What It’s About

Summer 2009 Internships

Summer 2009 Internships

Ten-week internships will be available pending availability of funding.  Positions will begin no later than June 1, 2009.  Interns will be short-term employees of Northwestern State University.  Compensation will be based on academic background and work experience. Half time internships may also be available.

Opportunities may include curriculum development, teaching opportunities, hands-on research, geophysical prospection, materials and product testing, or cemetery conservation.

Who We Are

NCPTT is an interdisciplinary research facility serving the historic preservation community nationwide.   NCPTT is an office of the National Park Service located on the campus of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

What You Need

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for a limited number of undergraduate and graduate internships at the NCPTT.

Applicants should demonstrate skills and knowledge in preservation technology.  This may include but not be limited to:

  • documentation
  • condition assessments
  • laboratory or field research
  • materials testing
  • hands-on preservation treatments.

All undergraduate applicants must be accepted to or currently enrolled at a four-year accredited university or college program.  All graduate applicants must be accepted to or currently enrolled in a Master’s or Doctoral degree program in a related discpline.

To apply, send a letter of interest that includes the dates that the candidate would be available for work at NCPTT (between June 1, 2009 and August 15, 2009), resume with three references, and a current unofficial transcript, to:

Mary F. Striegel
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, Louisiana, 71457

Applications will be accepted through February 16, 2009.

Positions will be announced March 2, 2009.

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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