Oregon State Historic Preservation Office Seeks Summer Interns, Deadline: Mar. 15

The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), part of Oregon Heritage within the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, is recruiting up to two intern(s) to assist with several historic preservation projects and other related projects during Summer 2020.

Preference will be given to graduate students in programs related to historic preservation or have a historic preservation emphasis. Coursework or practical experience in conducting architectural surveys and preparing nominations to the National Register of Historic Places is desired. Selected interns will work closely together to assist with several historic preservation projects, including reconnaissance and intensive level architectural surveys, National Register nominations, fa?ade design assistance, public presentations to interested parties, Certified Local Government meetings and reviews, historic property site visits, Section 106 processes and other preservation projects, both as a way to assist the SHPO in its duties and to expose the intern to a variety of SHPO programs. Work includes actual projects to be completed to further SHPO programs and preservation in Oregon.

The selected intern must be able to travel daily to the SHPO in Salem to work on projects and have a flexible schedule that accommodates occasional overnight travel in other areas of the state. Experience using databases, photography, ArcGIS, and building design assistance programs is highly preferred. Research and writing skills are also highly desirable.

What the Oregon SHPO Offers:

  • A workspace (perhaps shared), including a computer, appropriate software, and State of Oregon email account.
  • Compensation: will be in the range of $12.31-$16.71 per hour for up to 480 hours.
  • Per diem for overnight travel, this includes lodging, transportation and meals.
  • Opportunities to work side-by-side with preservation professionals, including site visits, client meetings, etc., and networking with SHPO preservation partners.
  • Opportunity to present completed projects to clients, public, and SHPO staff.

How to Apply for an Internship:

  • Students should contact the director or advisor of their graduate program in order to better coordinate the internship within their coursework.
  • Submit the following:
    •  Resume
    •  A statement of interest that describes any areas of special interest for you and relevant coursework or practical experience that supports your ability to succeed at this internship. We try to match your interests with SHPO needs as much as possible. The statement of interest should not exceed one page.
    • Contact information for at least one reference.
    • Email application materials to Katie Henry.
    • Application are due on March 15, 2020
    • A confirmation will be sent upon receipt of applications, please follow up via phone if you do not receive a confirmation within 36 hours of emailing your application.

SHPO Contact Information:

Katie Henry
Heritage Outreach Specialist
Oregon Heritage
(503) 986-0671

Additional Information: Current Summer 2020 projects being considered include several reconnaissance level surveys across the state and possible intensive level surveys of select sites and review of National Register nominations. If you’d like more information on potential projects and the internship itself, contact Katie Henry at (503) 986?0671.