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.
Fallingwater strongly encourages applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to its mission.
Fallingwater 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. (Application period for this internship has closed for 2018.)
Fallingwater Collections Internship
Collections Interns select one or more collections from the archives as a focused summer project. Duties will include housing, organizing, and preparing a finding aid according to national standards for DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard) and EAD (Encoded Archival Description). (Application period for this internship has closed for 2018.)
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. (Application period for this internship has closed for 2018.)
Fawcett Digital Multimedia 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. (Application period for this internship has closed for 2018.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and include 2018 Internships in the subject line.