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.
Judy Cheteyan 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).
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.
Fawcett Digital Multimedia 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.
Click here to apply online for the available 2021 Fallingwater internships. To receive information on our internships, email firstname.lastname@example.org and include 2021 Fallingwater Internships in the subject line.