Preservation Maryland and Burkittsville Preservation Association at Shafer Farm, November 2016.

Open Positions Available: Maryland Historic Preservation Internships

By Preservation Maryland

One of the ways that Preservation Maryland moves towards the Maryland that we envision is through training a new generation of preservationists with the William D. Waxter Memorial Internship program.


Preservation Maryland offers an array of opportunities to work and learn with our organization in a meaningful way by inviting interns to participate in a number of important projects. Our staff are experts on and passionate about Maryland’s heritage. We offer a welcoming office environment in Baltimore City in a renovated historic mill with a flexible schedule. Applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis. Internships are open to students, recent graduates, and all those with an interest in preservation and a dedication to helping protect what makes Maryland great.

How to Apply

Please read through the available internship project descriptions, responsibilities and deliverables, and apply only to those that your skills and interests are best suited. Interns will likely be asked to perform additional tasks than those listed in order to assist the organization. To apply, send an email to with the internship title in the subject line and attach a PDF version of your resume and either (1) your portfolio, or (2) writing sample; no cover letter needed. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. If you have any questions, please call Meagan Baco, 410-685-2886 x308.

Available Projects


Project: Smart Growth Maryland was launched in 2018 when 1000 Friends of Maryland, an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization merged into Preservation Maryland. This merger of activities resulted in increased efficiencies, bigger impacts and more donor dollars put towards the critical work of helping save historic places and growing smarter. The Smart Growth Policy Intern will support campaigns to advance state and local smart growth efforts of Smart Growth Maryland and Preservation Maryland. Responsibilities will include helping to manage diverse coalitions, researching smart growth policy issues, and creating communication tools including fact sheets, website content, and email alerts. This is a part-time, hourly position.

Skills: Familiarity with Maryland environmental and smart growth issues is preferred, along with strong writing skills. The intern will be expected to work primarily at the Preservation Maryland in Baltimore City and will report to Kimberly Golden Brandt, Director of Smart Growth Maryland. Interns will likely be asked to perform additional tasks than those listed in order to assist the organization.

Where: Preservation Maryland office in Baltimore City.

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Project: Provide essential field work, documentation/measuring, and 2D/3D renderings for historic sites throughout Maryland that apply to be part of our Six-to-Fix program. Six-to-Fix makes real impact on threatened sites in Maryland by providing a tailor package of support, be it seed funding, professional/technical assistance, project planning, and/or promotion.

Skills: Understanding of historic construction and architecture, ability to document buildings in the field, prepare field notes and measurements into floor plans and elevations, 3D rendering capability a major plus. This position is best suited for interns with a technical background in preservation, planning, and/or architecture.

When: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and filled based on available projects with a preference for applicants available for a three month internship between October and December. Flexible daily/weekly schedule, 20+ hours/week, 2-3 days/week in office.

Where: Preservation Maryland office in Baltimore, travel required.


Project: Research and enter descriptive metadata to our born-digital photography collection for in-office access through Adobe Bridge, and online access through Flickr. This is part of a larger digitization project that may expand to include additional opportunities. Learn more about the project from this blog post or go to

Skills: Organizational skills, experience in cataloging collections, library science, or museum studies, experience using Adobe Bridge a plus.

When: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as this is an on-going project. Flexible daily schedule, 20+ hours/week, minimum 3 month commitment. Preference will be given to applicants that can include this project into academic coursework and credit.

Where: Preservation Maryland office in Baltimore City.


Project: Seek out, explore, and document interesting stories and places of Maryland; covert those to blog posts on a regular basis that may be featured on PreserveCast. See our blog and/or Facebook page for examples.

Topics may include: Researching past and present preservation projects, following-up with grant/award winners, posting/attending/recapping preservation/history events across Maryland, interviewing partners/sponsors, assisting as needed in the office.

Skills: General computer literacy, proficient in online searches, comfortable making phone calls to gather and update contact information. Experience in design, journalism/reporting, photography and blogging a plus. In addition to the general application materials, please provide a writing sample suitable for a short essay or blog post.

When: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and this possible is available anytime of year.  Flexible daily/weekly schedule, 20+ hours/week, 2-3 days/week in office, minimum 3 month commitment

Where: Preservation Maryland office, and/or remotely.


Since 1931, Preservation Maryland has worked to protect the places, stories and communities in Maryland that matter. As a non-profit organization, it works with partners across the state to accomplish this important mission and protect the best of Maryland. Preservation Maryland is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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