Student Opportunities

It is part of our mission to educate the future professionals  by actively seeking out the participation of students within our chapter.  APTNE engages students with a strong passion for historic preservation and/or related academic fields through free access to our chapter and our chapter events, community outreach, and annual scholarships.

Please reach out to the Student Outreach co-chairs Lena Currie and James Norberg or join our mailing list to learn about even more opportunities!

More Information about Scholarships


Preservation Summer Internship and Learning Opportunities

In our ongoing effort to connect students and professionals through impactful internships and mentoring opportunities, we are happy to share the following calls for preservation summer interns and fellows:

Silman Fellowship:
The National Trust for Historic 
Preservation invites applications for the 2021-2022 paid Silman Fellow for Preservation Engineering. This 12-month fellowship provides a recent graduate with the opportunity to work on various restoration, rehabilitation, and preservation projects at the Trust’s 27 sites nationwide and work at Silman as a structural engineer. Projects at the Trust may involve master planning, condition assessments, consultant team selection, technical research, materials conservation methods, preventive and corrective maintenance, contract documents, bidding and negotiation practices, contractor selection, job site administration, and distribution of grant funds. Find out more and apply by May 31st, 2021 at: Silman Fellowship

Preservation Trades Internship:
Become a member of the historic preservation and facilities manage
ment team at Springfield MA Armory National Historic Site. The project will work to restore the porch of the historic 1840s Commanding Officer's Quarters. Paid summer internship. Intern may be eligible for an education award up to $1300. Find out more at: Preservation Trades Internships

Greater Portland Landmarks:
Greater Portland Landmarks seeks 2 paid summer interns to provide support for our Director of Advocacy in Landmarks’ expanding neighborhood education and outreach activities. Interns are critical to our ability to create and present programming to our audiences. In 2021, this internship can be done remotely or on-site. Find out more and apply by May 10th, 2021 at:
Greater Portland Landmarks

Historic Preservation Summer Institute Week Long Hands-on Experience, Charleston, SC: 
Do you have a passion for old places? Are you interested in a career working to preserve, learn from, and interpret Historic buildings and landscapes? The Clemson University / College of Charleston Summer Historic Preservation Institute invites undergraduate students to see first-hand the kinds of work historic preservationists do, all while immersing themselves in Charleston’s unique history, architecture, and culture. This intensive three-day experience includes tours and site visits to some of Charleston’s most iconic historic sites. Attendees will experience both the diversity of the historic places and voices that constitute Charleston’s shared history and the diversity of projects and careers that make up the field of historic preservation. Space is limited to fourteen students and there is a fee to enroll. Register by June 1st, 2021 at: Clemson University

Internships at the Department of Planning, City of Baltimore Paid Internship:
The City of Baltimore Department of Planning is in search of a Policy Research Intern to gather and organize information on key land use matter. This includes, but not limited to, industrial mixed zones, group homes of a variety of types, single family zoning, trends, and conversions of single-family homes to multi-family. The position will begin in early-mid June and run for 8-10 weeks. Hours are part-time, flexible 10-20 hours per week, with temporary telework. Register by May 14th, 2021 and learn more at: City of Baltimore

2021 Student Liaisons

This year, we reached out to active APTNE student and young professional members to serve on the Student Outreach Committee.  We are proud to be working with the following accomplished individuals:


Shivali Gaikwad
Columbia University, New York



Olivia McCarthy-Kelley
Brown University, Rhode Island



Shelby Schrank
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts


Past Student Presenters

At our Annual Meeting and Symposium, we often have student presenters as part of our line up.  In the last few years, these presenters have included:

2021: Shivali Gaikwad, Olivia McCarthy-Kelley, Meris Westberg
2020: Anna Albrecht
2018: Arielle Harris, Shelby Schrank
2017: Makenzie Leukart
2014: Jiewong Song



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