Application Due Date: The online application, two letters of reference, and transcript(s) must be submitted online by 11:59PM, February 20, 2024 for your application to be considered. Selected students will be contacted for an interview in March. An official, mailed transcript will be required if selected for the internship.
Please read the following instructions and application information carefully.
Review list of Preservation Scholar projects available in 2024. View project list HERE.
Submit online application. The application form must be completed all at once and will require you to attach unofficial transcripts. Please note that the webpage will not save your progress if you leave the page. You can download the application questions for review and completion in Microsoft Word, but responses must then be submitted via the online form below.
Once the online application is submitted, share THIS FORM with your referees to submit two letters of reference online. Referees may be contacted as needed.
An official, mailed transcript will be required if selected for the internship. Please contact us with any questions about the application process or forms.
The Preservation Scholars Program seeks to introduce students to the broad range of skills and professions applicable within the field of historic preservation. The Texas Historical Commission is comprised of six divisions. The fact sheets linked below provide information about the responsibilities of each division:
The Archeology Division works to identify, protect, and preserve Texas’ irreplaceable archeological heritage.
The Community Heritage Development Division acts in partnership with communities and regions to revitalize historic areas, stimulate tourism and encourage economic development through the use of preservation strategies.
The Historic Sites Division is responsible for operating the agency’s 34 historic properties throughout the state. These sites tell the real stories of Texas history in authentic settings. Headquarters staff members provide assistance to field staff in architecture, archeology, collections management, interpretation, and marketing.
The History Programs Division provides preservation assistance to local governments, state and federal agencies, the state’s 254 county historical commissions, museums, nonprofit preservation organizations, volunteers, students, educators, and the general public.
The Communications Division (Public Information & Education Department) promotes the agency’s programs and projects and develops outreach strategies to increase awareness of the agency’s mission and purpose.