Prince George’s County Historic Preservation Section
This summer I worked with the Prince George’s County Historic Preservation Section at the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. While I completed more hours than required because of M-NCPPC’s programmatic requirements, the internship was paid, so this extra work load served as a welcome source of income rather than a burden. Throughout the summer I worked on a variety of projects including organizing and preparing 300+ Maryland Inventory of Historic Property forms for submission to the Maryland Historical Trust. I worked on reviewing local legislation and studying current best practices in local preservation legislation. I helped review Historic Area Work Permits, conduct historic site evaluations, and implement Prince George’s County’s grant and easement program. The section in which I was working also serves as staff to the Historic Preservation Commission so I was also able to interact with the HPC commissioners on a regular basis.
My internship experience at M-NCPPC was extremely rewarding, both professionally and personally, and I would absolutely recommend participating in this internship program to anyone who is interested in experiencing firsthand how preservation is handled within a local government. M-NCPPC advertised their internship program through flyers, as well as their website. The staff members in my section were extremely inviting and very knowledgeable.