Historic Preservation in Public Lands Internship

Student Conservation Association - Hingham, MA (9 months ago)

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The SCA, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the National Park Service have partnered together to offer a unique opportunity for young adults, ages 18-27, looking to gain Historic Preservation experience while living in community. This position requires that you become enrolled in AmeriCorps. If you are selected for this program please be sure to accept AmeriCorps during the SCA offer process.

Join the SCA MA AmeriCorps – Historic Preservation Corps and serve alongside other Corps members to complete projects at the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, Wompatuck State Park, and other DCR and NPS historic sites around Massachusetts. Learn or hone your preservation skills while completing various apprentice level carpentry projects, window restoration, historic masonry repair, historic building stabilization, and various types of data collection and field work! Additionally, each corps member will complete a month long Independent Project following their interests in Park Interpretation, Park Operations and Maintenance, or Visitor Services.

After 6 weeks of training, SCA Historic Preservation Corps members will complete projects in teams of 4 members focusing on Historic Preservation and maintenance with additional service projects including park operations, landscaping, trail maintenance, and more. The daily commute will be by program vehicle, public transit, or DCR staff boats. Front country camping for 5 days at a time may be required for some project sites.

Training Opportunities
Wilderness First Aid certification, CPR Certification, Principles of Historic Preservation, Basic Masonry Techniques, Carpentry Tool Use & Safety, OSHA 10, Lead Paint Renovator, Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics, National Interpretive Association CIG Certification, Chainsaw use and safety, and GIS/GPS as it relates to resource inventory, and more!


  • Be an active and involved corps member – attend all training and service days, participate in the community process, and be willing to communicate needs to staff and fellow corps members
  • Take on role of Crew Leader for at least one Crew Rotation, serving as a professional liaison with park managers, handling the logistics of a project, delegating responsibilities, developing emergency response plans, and completing all necessary paperwork
  • Comply with all SCA, DCR, NPS, and AmeriCorps policies and refrain from any prohibited activities

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: $200.00 /week


  • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Health insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • 8 hour shift