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Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program Intern – Manassas National Battlefield Park


HPTC Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program Intern – Manassas National Battlefield Park

Length: Term of positions is 26 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk
Location: Manassas, VA
Living Allowance: $18/hr
Start Date: 5/1/2023
Application Due Date: Preference given to applicants that submit application by 4/1/2023
Title of Position HPTC Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program Intern – Manassas National Battlefield Park

Position Details

Stewards Individual Placement Program (SIPP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health.

SIPP in partnership with the National Park Service and Historic Preservation Training Center is seeking one individual to participate in the Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program. Member will receive introductory training in a variety of traditional trades and will develop an understanding of historic resource stewardship while helping to preserve our nation’s historic resources. This program provides participants with marketable skills and excellent exposure to the historic preservation career field within the NPS as well as the private sector.

This internship position will work with Park facilities team and the Historic Preservation Training Center to focus on the historic preservation of Manassas National Battlefield Park. The member will participate in numerous historic preservation projects including monuments and historic building structures within the Battlefield Park. The participant will learn how to perform different skills of historic trades such as carpentry, masonry, and stonework to help retain and preserve the historic character of the Manassas National Battlefield Park. Specific projects this year include:

  • Brawner Farm House Window Restoration
  • Andrew Redman Blacksmith Shop exhibit (using traditional trades to build a temporary blacksmith shop structure)
  • Cyclic Treatments for Historic Structures (Monument cleaning, wood treatments, etc…)
  • The installation of museum and interpretive exhibits.


Position Responsibilities will include:

  • Structural Preservation/Restoration (structural repairs to building
    Buildings/monuments, window restoration, plastering, painting, etc.)
  • General preservation/Park Maintenance
  • Historic/Cultural Landscape Preservation/Maintenance (gardens, walkways, stone walls, barriers, etc.)
  • Carpentry and Masonry focused project work
  • Artifact/ Museum (preservation/inventory of park artifacts, restoration of displays, etc.)


Minimum Requirements:

  • Moderate to heavy physical effort is required for this position, including, lifting, or handling of objects over 50lbs using proper techniques.
  • Standing or kneeling for long periods and will be required to climb ladders, work from scaffolding or platforms, work on uneven or angled surfaces such as a roof, and/or be able to work in confined spaces.
  • Ability to work outdoors for full workday to include hot weather conditions
  • Willingness to learn and work as part of a team
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be 18-30 years of age, maximum 35 for Veterans with DD-214
  • Driver’s License


  • Pay: $18/hour
  • Historic Preservation Training
  • OHSA 10 Certification
  • Public Land Corps Hiring Authority eligibility
  • Heavy equipment operation and power tool training
  • Safety training (vehicle, trailer, situational awareness, power tools, etc.)

How to Apply
Please be prepared to submit a resume as part of your application.

Gwennan Richmond-Stewards Program Coordinator