Historic Preservation Internship

Sennett_Casey_Overlooked__Histories_Rodef Shalom CemeteryEntrance to the Rodef Shalom Cemetery. Photo Credit: Casey Sennett, 2023 

Program Overview

The principal aim of the historic preservation internship program is to document resources that will serve as an inventory for state agency use and made available to local organizations for their own historic preservation efforts (e.g. establishing historic district boundaries and preservation regulations).

This program began in 2017 with coordination and support from the Pennsylvania State University’s Department of History. In consecutive academic terms, the historic preservation internship has offered PSU undergraduate students hands-on experience in using research tools, sharpened critical thinking skills, and introduced interns to interrelated planning concepts. 

The Centre County Planning and Community Development Office expanded the subject material so that the best suited candidate may choose which program option best fits career goals and personal interests, while satisfying historic documentation guidelines outlined by the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office.

Four historic preservation research internships are available to PSU students. Click on each to view:

Program 1: Historic Preservation and Flood Mitigation (2017 - present)
Program 2: Underrepresented Community Narratives (2022 - present)
Program 3: Hotels and Inns of Centre County's Pre-1900 Transportation System: Places of Rest and Socialization (Fall 2023/Spring 2024 - in development)
Program 4: The Settlers and Settlement Patterns of the Mountaintop Region: Prosperity, Ethnicity and Tenacity (Fall 2023/Spring 2024 - in development