Historic Preservation

  • Arlington National Cemetery through the National Park Service’s National Council of Preservation Education Internship program

    "The project that took the longest involved the bronze railings adjacent to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Plaza. We hand-shaved, applied patina, applied 2 coats of hot wax, and applied 1 coat of paste wax to over 30 railings." -Jenn Boggs (MSHP '21)

  • PennPraxis, City of Detroit Planning and Development Department

    ..."Each of my three projects allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of Detroit’s efforts to encourage tactical preservation." - Hanna Stark (MSHP '21)

  • Adding measurements to Fieldnote, 2019

    "This experience opened my eyes to the growing need of documentation education and how HABS documentation should be known by more students and professionals. It exposed me to new software’s and skills for laser scanning and panoramic images." -Mónica P. Ortiz-Cortés (MSHP'20)

  • Clenching nails on a replacement board for the door, 2019.

    "...I was tasked with assisting in the restoration of the building’s woodwork. This included the consolidation and patching of all three sets of the building’s original 19th century window frames, along with the creation of a new header, and the replacement of all three window sills with appropriately sloped ones." -Gabriel Harper (MSHP'20)

  • Field Survey at NASA JPL, 2019.

    "Through this internship, I was able to briefly experience a career working in the private sector as an architectural historian. Furthermore, I was able to gain better understanding as to how a role in project management could further be obtained through materials knowledge." -Elizabeth Sexton (MSHP'20)

  • Site Visit to Bird House Renovation Project at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, 2019.

    "I had the opportunity to assist design teams on over seven projects within the Heritage Conservation Studio." -Héctor J. Berdecía-Hernández (MSHP'20)

  • On a site visit to a fire damaged row house in the Bed-Stuy historic district, 2019.

    "Working with the preservation staff and attending weekly hearings exposed the benefits of preservation policy in conjunction with a level of flexibility and compromise needed for successful landmarks jurisdiction. This exposure enhanced my desire to pursue a career in preservation policy and historic resource management." -Kathie Brill (MSHP'20)

  • Photo documentation and survey of the Pecos Convento ruins, 2019.

    "The whole experience was not only a great opportunity to work on interesting historic sites within the NPS, but it provided valuable insight into the milieu of historic preservation and site management at the Federal level." - Joseph Bacci (MSHP'20)


Summer internships with a preservation-related organization are completed by our graduate students between their first and second years of study. Although internship opportunities vary, students typically perform site and condition surveys, documentation, inventories, mapping, historical research, feasibility studies, material analysis and treatment, etc.

Click below to see compilations of summer internships:

2020 Summer Internships
2019 Summer Internships
2018 Summer Internships
2017 Summer Internships
2016 Summer Internships
2015 Summer Internships
2014 Summer Internships
2013 Summer Internships
2012 Summer Internships

Internships Held by Historic Preservation Students

  • Albert Michaels Conservation, Harrisburg, PA
  • Alchi Association, Ladakh, India
  • Amtrak
  • Aphrodisias Archaeological Site, Geyre, Aydin, Turkey
  • Architrave P.C. Architects, Washington, DC
  • Bandelier National Monument, NM
  • Beijing Municipal Institute of City Planning and Design, Beijing, China
  • Bovis Lend Lease, New York, NY
  • Brenne Architekten, Berlin, Germany
  • Building Conservation Associates, Inc., New York, NY
  • Bell Architects, Washington, DC
  • Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP, New York, NY
  • Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, New York, NY
  • Capilla del Cristo de los Ponce, Iglesia San José, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Carnevale Eustis Architects, Inc., Phoenixville, PA
  • The Center for Architectural Conservation, University of Pennsyvlania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Center for Research on Preservation and Society at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Central Park Conservancy, New York, NY
  • Chris Topp & Co., North Yorkshire, England
  • City of Detroit, Planning and Development Department, Detroit, MI
  • City of Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources, Los Angeles, CA
  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • Colorado Historical Society, Denver
  • Community Redevelopment Agency, City of Los Angeles
  • Concord School House Board of Trustees, Philadelphia, PA
  • Cooper's Ferry Partnership, Camden, NJ
  • CVM, King of Prussia, PA
  • The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Washington, DC
  • Cultural Heritage Conservation Center of Beijing Guowenyan Co. Ltd., Beijing, China
  • Cultural Heritage Administration of South Korea, Daejeon, South Korea/Washington, D.C.
  • CRAFT program of World Monument Fund, Forbidden City, Beijing, China
  • Dan Lepore & Sons Co., Conshohocken, PA
  • Department of City Planning and Community Investment, City of San Diego
  • John DeSalvo Design, Chicago, IL
  • Design Collaborative, Fort Wayne IN
  • Domus China, Shanghai, China
  • Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA
  • EndreStudio, Chicago, IL
  • Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Famagusta, Turkish Republic of North Cyprus
  • First Congregational Church of Long Beach, Rosa Lowinger & Associates, Long Beach, CA
  • Fort El Cañuelo, Puerto Rico
  • Fort LeBoeuf Historical Society, Waterford, PA
  • Garland Farm, Bar Harbor, ME
  • Goldman Properties Co., Philadelphia, PA
  • Gordion Archaeological Expedition (Ankara, Turkey)
  • Grafton Historical Society, Grafton NH
  • Greater Portland Landmarks, Portland, ME
  • Gregory Saldana Architects, Miami, FL
  • Heritage Consulting Inc., Philadelphia, PA
  • Higgins Quasebarth & Partners, New York, NY
  • Historic American Building Survey, Washington, D.C.
  • Historic Brattonsville, Culture and Heritage Museums of York County, York County, SC
  • Historic Building Architects, Trenton, NJ
  • Historic House Trust of New York CityIntegrated Conservation Resources, Inc. New York, NY
  • Historic New England, Boston, MA
  • Holywell Trust, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland
  • Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Elverson, PA
  • Institute of Fine Arts, New York, NY
  • Institute of Urban Planning and Design of Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
  • I. N. T. A. C. H., New Delhi, India
  • Integrated Conservation Resources, Inc. New York, NY
  • Janiczek Homes, LLC., Villanova, PA
  • Jefferson County Historical Society, Madison, IN
  • John Doyle Real Estate Advisors, Philadelphia, PA
  • John Milner Architects, Chadds Ford, PA
  • John Sanday Associates, Katmandu, Nepal
  • JVA Consulting Engineers, Boulder, CO
  • Kathryn Sather & Associates, Cheshire, England
  • KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia, PA
  • Kreilick Conservation, LLC, Oreland, PA
  • Latino Heritage Internship Program
  • Limeworks.us, Telford, PA
  • Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, Norwalk, CT
  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York, NY
  • Lower Merion Conservancy, Gladwyne, PA
  • Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, NY
  • Main Street America, Chicago, IL
  • Maine Preservation, Yarmouth, ME
  • Materials Conservation Collaborative LLC (MCC), Philadelphia, PA
  • Meadors Construction, Charleston, SC
  • Merchants' Exchange, Philadelphia, PA
  • Mesa Verde National Park, CO
  • Michael Garavaglia Architects, San Francisco, CA
  • Milner + Carr Conservation, Philadelphia, PA
  • Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Mongol Ecology Center, Hatgal and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Monuments Conservation Program, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, NY
  • Montana Preservation Alliance, Helena, MO
  • Musee National Du Bardo, Tunis, Tunisia
  • National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, Natchitoches, LA
  • National Park Service (NPS Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change, Yosemite NP, Independence National Historical Park, Intermountain Region/Denver, Northeast Regional Office, the Second Bank/Phila, HABS/HAER Collection Management/DC, Pacific West Regional Office/San Francisco, Planning Office/Phila, Fort Union National Monument, Redwood National and State Parks, Vanishing Treasures Program/Santa Fe, NM and Jackson, WY)
  • The National Museum of Le Bardo, Tunisia
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC
  • New Jersey Barn Company, Ringoes, NJ
  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ‐ Historic Preservation Office, Trenton, NJ
  • New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Trenton, NJ
  • New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, NY
  • New York University archaeological dig, Aphrodisias, Turkey
  • Newport Restoration Foundation, Newport, RI
  • Noble Preservation, Zionsville, PA
  • Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC
  • Orto Botanico International Conservation Summer Course, Rome
  • Page & Turnbull, Los Angeles, CA
  • Page Ayers Cowley Architects, New York, NY
  • Partners for Sacred Places, Philadelphia, PA
  • PennPraxis, University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, Philadelphia, PA
  • Penn Conservation Studies in Rome
  • Pennsylvania Capitol Preservation Committee, Harrisburg, PA
  • Pennsylvania Conservation Corps, Harrisburg, PA
  • Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA
  • Philadelphia City Planning Commission, Philadelphia, PA
  • Philadelphia Historical Commission, Philadelphia, PA
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • Pipe Spring National Monument, AZ
  • PlaceEconomics, Washington, DC
  • Powers & Company, Inc. Historic Preservation Services, Philadelphia, PA
  • Present Architecture, New York, NY
  • Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, PA
  • Preservation Design Partnership, LLC, Philadelphia, PA
  • Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL
  • Preservation Timber Framing, Berwick, ME
  • The Presidio Trust, San Francisco, CA
  • Quinn Evans Architects, Washington D.C.
  • RBF Consulting, Irvine, CA
  • Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia, PA
  • The Reinvestment Fund, Development Partners, Philadelphia, PA
  • Richard M. Cole & Associates, Architects, Philadelphia, PA
  • RMJM Hillier
  • Rosa Lowinger and Associates, Miami, FL
  • San Francisco Planning Department, CA
  • San Gemini Preservation Field School, Italy
  • Save Outdoor Sculptures, Washington, DC
  • Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority, Seattle, WA
  • Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sonoma League for Historic Preservation, Sonoma, CA
  • SouthEast Effective Development, Seattle, WA
  • Strahov Monastery, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Stokes Architecture, Philadelphia, PA
  • Stonewall Jackson Foundation, Lexington, VA
  • Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH
  • Susanne M. Käfer, Vienna
  • Suzhou Jicheng Preservation Architecture & Engineering Inc, Jiangsu, China
  • Tacony Community Development Corporation, Philadelphia, PA
  • Taller Paralelo, Bogotá. D.C. Colombia
  • Technological Educational Institute of Athens (TEI), Greece
  • Teton County Historic Preservation Board, Jackson, WY
  • Thomas R. Deans Associates, Milton, PA
  • Thomason and Associates, Nashville
  • Tibetan Heritage Fund, Leh, Ladakh, India
  • Tsinghua Tongheng Planning & Design Institute, Quanzhou, PRC
  • UCI Architects, Inc. Philadephia, PA
  • University Archives, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • University City Historical Society, Philadelphia, PA
  • US/ICOMOS (Romania)
  • VITETTA, Philadelphia, PA
  • Wallace, Roberts & Todd, Philadelphia, PA
  • Welsh Color & Conservation, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Western Preservation Institute at Mesa Verde National Park, CO
  • Wise Preservation, Chester Springs, PA
  • Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, New York, NY
  • Woodford Mansion, Devon, PA
  • The Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation, Philadelphia, PA
  • Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY
  • World Monuments Fund (Las Pozas, Mexico; Angkor Wat, Cambodia)
  • World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region, Shanghai, China
  • WSA | Modern Ruins, New York, NY
  • Wyck Historic House - Garden and Farm, Philadelphia, PA
  • Yasmina Necropolis, Carthage, Tunisia