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1.  LHIP/HABS SUMMER ARCHITECT ANNOUNCEMENT - PLEASE SHARE

Posted 25 days ago
I'm pleased to announce that the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) has been selected to host a Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP) Summer Architect in 2018. Please forward this announcement to your networks to help with our recruitment efforts.
Interested students or recent graduates should apply directly to this position via the Hispanic Access Foundation website at https://www.hispanicaccess.org/historic-american-building-survey-washington-dc by February 6, 2018.
Thanks,
Robert -- 

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LHIP / HABS SUMMER ARCHITECT ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION
Latino Heritage Internship Program Summer 2018 Architect (10 week PAID, internship in Washington, DC)
APPLY ONLINE
 
ABOUT LHIP PROGRAM (SEE ATTACHED IMAGES)
POSITION DATES: May 28 – August 3, 2018 (There is some flexibility in the dates of the 10-week internship.)
 
APPLICATIONS DUE: February 6, 2018 
 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
Historic American Building Survey (HABS) Architects measure buildings, landscapes, industrial structures, sites, and objects, including floating vessels, and produce existing-conditions drawings in Computer-aided Design (CAD), including drawings that interpret and explain industrial processes and engineering works. The position requires hand sketching and hand measuring in the field and the production of detailed, as-built, measured drawings of historic sites and structures in AutoCAD.
 
PROJECT
An exact documentation project for summer 2018 has not yet been selected but  the position will be located in the HABS/HAER/HALS Office in Washington, DC. Possible project site locations include Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, New York, or other location. Travel and per diem to/from a project site outside of Washington, DC would be covered by the National Park Service through a reimbursement of covered expenses.
STIPEND AND OTHER BENEFITS
Each LHIP Intern will receive a weekly stipend of $400 based on a 40-hour workweek, plus a commuting stipend. Local or park housing and travel expenses will be provided for out-of-state students.
BASIC ELIGIBILITY
  • Age 18 to 35
  • Possess US citizenship or permanent residence
  • Be enrolled in a post-secondary educational program or have graduated from college within the past year
  • Have a strong interest - or relevant experience -  in areas pertaining to - but not limited to -  history, historic preservation, public history, museum studies, archaeology, cultural interpretation, landscape architecture, anthropology or other related fields.    
  • Bilingual skills (Spanish/English) -- helpful and more needed for some positions
  • Be social media savvy!
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Applicants should have completed at least three years in an accredited program of architecture or pursuing a degree / certificate in Historic Preservation.
  • Course work in an accredited design major or technical/computer-aided drafting is strongly recommended (e.g. Architecture, Architectural History, Historic Preservation).
  • Work samples may be requested prior to placement (e.g. freehand pencil sketches, drawings produced in AutoCAD 2015 or later version, etc.).
  • Applicants should possess the following three skills: hand lettering, freehand sketching, and precision computer-aided drafting.
  • Experience in producing field measurements and measured drawing is recommended, but not required.  
  • Experience with using AutoCAD 2015 or other CAD software is strongly recommended.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • The LHIP participant will work with several others student architects and historians who are hired as Federal employees and will be spending the summer in Washington, DC working on a variety of documentation projects, providing many opportunities for networking, cultural exchange, and learning.
  • The majority of the internship will occur in a professional office environment between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
  • Occasional site visits outside of the office environment will occur where appropriate clothing and footwear are necessary.
  • There may be the opportunity of overnight stays with a measuring team while conducting fieldwork.
 
ABOUT THE HISTORIC AMERICAN BUILDINGS SURVEY (HABS) 
Heritage Documentation Programs administers HABS (Historic American Buildings Survey), the Federal Government's oldest preservation program, and companion programs HAER (Historic American Engineering Record), and HALS (Historic American Landscapes Survey). Documentation produced through the programs constitutes the nation's largest archive of historic architectural, engineering, and landscape documentation.The office staff consists of architects, historians and landscape architects. Documentation consists of measured and interpretative drawings, written historical reports and large-format photographs. The documentation produced by HABS/HAER/HALS is archived in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress, which makes the documentation available to a worldwide audience on their website.
LEARN MORE ABOUT HABS/HAER/HALS
CONTACT
For more information about this project, contact Rodrigo Otárola y Bentín, LHIP Program Coordinator at rodrigo@hispanicaccess.org or Robert Arzola, HABS Architect at robert_arzola@nps.gov.


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Robert Arzola
HABS Architect and Holland Prize Coordinator
Heritage Documentation Programs HABS/HAER/HALS
National Park Service
Washington DC
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