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NPS HPTC Build Up - Technical Information Services Intern


Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

Frederick, Maryland

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NPS HPTC Build Up - Technical Information Services Intern


Term of position is 26 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk

Number of Positions



Frederick, MD (Hybrid)

Living Allowance:

$600/wk living allowance + $440/wk Housing (equivalent to $26/hour)

Start Date:


Application Due Date:

Preference given to applicants that submit application by 5/24/2024

Title of Position

HPTC Build Up Technical Information Services Intern



Position Details


Stewards Individual Placements (SIP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health.

SIP in partnership with the National Park Service and Historic Preservation Training Center are looking for one individual for an exciting new opportunity as a HPTC Build Up Technical Information Services Intern. The goal of this position is to provide a technical internship that facilitates the opportunity to learn the full scope of NPS project documentation and library management.  


HPTC is looking for 1 intern to work alongside NPS staff to learn and complete Historic Structure Treatment Records to fully document preservation projects for archival purposes and assist with the management of the HPTC Technical Library. The individual selected for this position will also have access to the HPTC and NPS robust internal training program which includes hands-on training in technical preservation work to planning and design services.



Position Responsibilities & Tasks will include: 

  • Communication with Project Leaders and Project Supervisors
  • Understanding Historic preservation philosophy and traditional trade/technical details
  • Completion of reports to meet NPS-28 standards
  • Integration of 508 compliance to reports
  • Working with staff architects to develop repertoire for technical writing
  • Assist in management of HPTC technical library
    • Work with NPS Library Coordinator to input new HPTC library books into the system
    • Organize and cull existing library books with HPTC Library Coordinator
    • Maintain HPTC periodical and professional organization subscriptions
    • Trainings to be provided for this activity: NPS Library System Management


Qualification Requirements: 

  • Ages 18-30 (Up to 35 with veteran status documentation)
  • Responsibility and time management skills to handle remote supervision and remote work (if applicable)
  • Very strong communication skills (writing/editing)
  • Very strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to pass a federal background check


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Historic Preservation, or related field 
  • Strong, technical writer, must know MS word, Adobe InDesign preferred



  • $600/wk living allowance + $440/wk Housing (equivalent to $26/hour)Segal Education Award $3,697.50
  • Health coverage available
  • OSHA-10 and Historic Preservation Fundamentals Training
  • NPS Direct Hire Authority Eligible
  • Networking across the National Park Service
  • Involvement in dynamic team, get experience in and have impact on a national program in the National Park Service
  • Exposure to many individuals in youth programs, historic preservation, and training world of National Park Service
  • Ample professional and individual development opportunities to be determined by intern and supervisor


How to Apply:
Please be prepared to submit a resume and cover letter as part of this application.

Gwennan Richmond
Stewards Program Coordinator



Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.


The Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) is dedicated to providing diverse and underrepresented youth with a professional experience and exposure to technical fields, helping the National Park Service to recruit and develop entry-level talent to build a more technically skilled and inclusive workforce. While also providing meaningful and relevant technical internships for racially and ethnically diverse students and military service members. The goals of this program include, supporting high-priority projects in parks, regional offices, and Washington support offices. Increasing relevancy, diversity, and inclusion in the NPS workplace. While establishing a pipeline for converting talented and diverse students, recent graduates, and service members into career positions in the NPS.


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