Internships

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy offers short and long-term summer internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers related to the Conservancy’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.

The Conservancy strongly encourages applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in careers related to its mission.

Internship Opportunities


Fallingwater Education Internship
Mill Run, PA

Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is seeking applications to fill our Education Department internship. The intern will reside on-site, while immersing themselves in the many organizational and curricular tasks required providing successful educational programming at Fallingwater.

Job Description: This is a unique opportunity to work at a world-renowned architectural site, putting your educational training into practice and enhancing your resume.

Qualifications: The applicant must be a current graduate student in art and visual culture education, museum studies or a related field devoted to education. We are looking for a qualified student who has experience in teaching, informal learning environments, architecture and museums.

Responsibilities:
• Working alongside the public tour staff in interpreting Fallingwater through guided tours and lectures.
• Assisting education supervisors with on-site residency programs focused on high school, college and adult learners and grade 3-12 educational workshops.
• Assisting with general administrative tasks for the education department.
• May participate in grant writing.
• Complete an independent project focused on producing an education programs procedures manual and/or creating training and evaluation tools for Fallingwater’s residency and school programs, which will be presented to Fallingwater staff and other interns.

Position Duration: The internship will be ten consecutive weeks, preferably beginning in early September 2016. Intern will be expected to work during normal business hours (typically 8:30am to 5:00pm), forty hours per week. Education programs are run seven days per week, including some holidays. You will be obligated to work some weekends and evenings, although you will not be required to work in excess of forty hours per week.

Location: Fallingwater is located in rural Mill Run, Pennsylvania (zip code 15464), and is approximately ninety miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Having a motor vehicle is strongly recommended as there are no stores or amenities within walking distance.

Pay: This is a paid internship and includes free, onsite shared housing. Interns are required to provide their own food, linens, laundry supplies, and incidentals.

Application Process: To apply, email cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Education Intern in the subject line.