Summer Intern (Preservation)
President Lincoln’s Cottage seeks a summer intern to perform hands-on preservation and restoration work on the 1842 Gothic Revival Style Cottage and the Visitor Education Center, an Italian Renaissance Revival style building constructed in 1905. Duties, as assigned, will include documentation, painting and preservation work on sash (glazing), doors (mortise & tenon repair), shutters (rail & stile Dutchman and epoxy repair) and sills (different techniques in managing checks and rot). In addition to obtaining hands-on experience the intern will gain an understanding of the day to day operations and preservation management at an historic site.
The position is open to individuals entering their final year or graduating from a college level preservation trades program. The applicant must show a commitment to a career in the preservation trades and an interest in Historic Preservation. Previous experience (degree or certificate) in Historic Preservation is a plus. The intern may use their own hand tools but this is not required.
This is a paid internship that runs Monday, June 3 – Friday, August 9 (dates are slightly flexible depending on school obligations). The intern is expected to work 32-40 hours per week. The rate of pay is $18/hour.
President Lincoln’s Cottage does not provide housing but there are numerous options available for summer interns in the Washington D.C. area. General guidance on locating housing will be provided upon request.
Please send a cover letter and resume (with three references) via email to:
Jeff Larry, Senior Preservationist
Application deadline is Monday, March 18, 2019.
Notification will be made no later than Friday, March 29, 2019.
President Lincoln’s Cottage is a proud recipient of the Washingtonian’s 50 Great Places to Work (2017)