Historic Preservation

Studio drawing building sketch


Between their first and second years of study Weitzman MSHP graduate students are required to complete a summer internship with a preservation-related organization. Internship opportunities vary; students typically perform site and condition surveys, documentation, inventories, mapping, historical research, feasibility studies, material analysis and treatment, etc.

The Summer Internships are complied into booklets each year: 20212020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012.

The full list of preservation-related organization that have held MSHP internships.

Recent Student Internships

Three people pose in front of brick building

"Travel to project sites was key: I learned to synthesize and translate information from the drawing board to the reality of brick-and-mortar."

José Hernández (MSHP '22) shares his summer internship experience.

Image of myself doing detailing work on a sash. This step is the final clean up after glass installation and before first coat p

"The knowledge I acquired in the first year of our program helped me navigate this fellowship successfully."

Heather Hendrickson (MSHP '22) shares her summer internship experience. 

Some of the 2021 SF Planning interns celebrate the end of their internships on zoom.

"The survey team at SF Planning is currently undertaking a multi-year effort to create a cohesive, comprehensive historical narrative for the city, providing consistency for future efforts to identify, interpret, evaluate, and protect the city’s historic and cultural resources."

Annie Greening (MSHP '22) shares her summer internship experience.

Digital rendering of site

"In all, I mainly learned that no matter urban planner or preservationist, we not only need to think about the design plan of the site, but also need to learn to listen and communicate

Chuxuan Zhang (MSHP '22) shares her summer research experience.

H. Ro and A. Cavicchio applying mud capping on a convento wall, with the Pecos church in the background.

"The techniques I learned and knowledge I gained during my first year of classes were critical for both of my internships."

Alison Cavicchio (MSHP '22) shares her summer internship experience.

Three student interns under a tent in the desert observing a big petrified tree stump

“I had the extraordinary opportunity to work on a 34-million-year-old fossil and explore its unique minerology.”

Carly Adler (MSHP '22) shares her summer internship experience.