Job Overview


Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite the past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.

This position is located at the Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC)  in Frederick, MD.  The HPTC's mission is to provide preservation trades training for the maintenance workers of the NPS. The majority of the HPTC preservation trade training is accomplished by preservation project work performed for the NPS and other federal agencies and state governments.

The Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) is seeking a highly motivated, goal oriented and dependable student to serve as a Pathways intern to gain valuable experience in preservation trades to support their preservation services and training programs within either the Masonry or Carpentry section.

The Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to permanent job (or, in some limited circumstances, to a term position - lasting greater than 1 year, but not to exceed 4 years) in the civil service. Additional information about the Internship Program can be found at

 This position maybe extended in 1 year increments or less for selected students as long as the student continues to meet the program eligibility requirements.

Under this appointment students who successfully complete their educational requirements may or may not be non competitively converted to a term or permanent position.

The appointee must sign a DOI Pathways Intern Program Participant Agreement.


As a Pathways Student Intern, you will be responsible for basic trade tasks often combining trade practices such as carpentry, masonry, painting, and roofing. The work includes elements of new construction and/or demolition. Typical work assignments include, but are not limited to, carpentry, masonry, painting, or roofing tasks where the incumbent assists with constructing, repairing building features and components of historic structures.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No