Resources like ours help individuals and institutions preserve and protect their collections. Advance your skills with program materials, professional development, and funding opportunities.

FAIC / NCPTT Architectural Rendering Remote Internship

Apply Edit Application

In the fall of 2020, the National Park Service National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) launched a two- year-long project to document existing slave cabins and tenant farming houses. Currently, NCPTT is documenting these historic forms of vernacular architecture using 3D laser scanning. The next phase of the research is to take those scans and convert them into architectural drawings.

NCPTT and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) are looking for students currently enrolled or recently graduated to to work with our documentation team and produce AutoCAD renderings of these historic buildings. At the end of this ten-week internship, the intern is expected to have completed drawings of ten structures and a “how to” video on the process to go from point cloud to architectural rendering. A set of drawings should include floor plan, four elevations, and cutaway. All line weights, font, layout, etc. should use HABS Guidelines. NCPTT is racing to document these structures before they are gone and we need your help.

Applications are due March 15. Notifications will be made by April 1 and the internship will begin in June. Interns will receive a $14,000 stipend for completion of the ten-week project.

Application Process

 Applications are submitted through our online application portal. When you enter the portal, you will be prompted to login to the system using a login ID and password. If you already have an account (this should be the case if you are an AIC member or have participated in an AIC or FAIC program), use the same login information you use to access that account. If you do not have an account in the system, you can quickly set one up before you begin your application.

The online form will take you through the two sections of the application:

  1. Applicant information (name, contact information, and resume).
  2. Supporting materials (cover letter, copy of official or unofficial transcripts, and example AutoCAD drawing you have created).

You can save and return to your application later to complete it. When you are satisfied with your responses, “save and finalize” to submit your application. Once the application has been submitted, you cannot return to edit the form.



If you have questions or wish to discuss the internship, please direct inquiries to Jason Church, NCPTT's Chief, Technical Services, at