Internships

Fallingwater offers summer internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers related to the site’s many departments. Interns complete hands-on projects relevant to their area of specialization while working closely with supervisors, colleagues and volunteers in their host department. We also offer fall and spring semester internships for students currently enrolled in degree-granting programs.

These internships are unpaid and require a commitment of 12 hours per week for 10 weeks. Fallingwater strongly encourages applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to its mission. 

Internship Opportunities

Internship positions have been filled for the summer of 2017. The application process will open again on December 1, 2017, for summer 2018.

Reinhold Family Preservation Internship

Preservation interns split their duties between documentation and photographic archives and hands-on stone repointing and concrete cleaning and repair. Past intern projects have included historic building assessments, inventories, documentation, and miscellaneous preservation repairs.

Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation Landscape Internship

Landscape interns are exposed to a variety of native species of plant life and natural landscape situations on the 5,000 acre Bear Run Nature Reserve, in which Fallingwater is located. In addition to design project schemes and conceived an implemented for Fallingwater’s woodland garden landscape.

Judy Cheteyan Collections Internship

Collections interns select one or more areas of interest from the Fallingwater archives to develop a focused research project. The selection will be based on diversity of content, and will be of a size and scope that can be successfully completed during the summer.

Fawcett Communications Internship

Communications interns work to support the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s Communications Department in the area of digital communications for Fallingwater’s website, social media, and other electronic platforms.

Robert and Harriet Kirkpatrick Education Internship

Education interns work directly with the public tour staff to interpret Fallingwater through guided tours and lectures as well as assist education supervisors with on-site residency programs focused on high school, college, and adult learners and grade 3-12 educational workshops.
 

To receive information on the 2018 Fallingwater internships, email wpcjobs@paconserve.org and include 2018 Internships in the subject line.