Summer Internship OpportunityLivable Frederick Office of Planning & Design

Posted: February 2, 2023

Frederick County’s Livable Frederick Office of Planning & Design is seeking a student in Public History, Historic Preservation, or a closely related field.

The intern will have an opportunity to gain professional public sector planning experience in a team environment, as well as to expand their professional network. Under the direction of the Historic Preservation Planners, the intern will contribute to special projects, research, and analysis regarding various historic preservation issues. The internship hours will be flexible to accommodate the student’s school schedule. The office location is 30 North Market Street, Frederick and the internship will be a hybrid of virtual and in-person.

Compensation will be provided on an hourly basis at a rate of $15.00 for 15-20 hours per week.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct historic research and write architectural descriptions of properties seeking local designation
  • Assist with the county-wide context study of African American history through conducting research, indexing resources, assisting with oral histories, and writing historic narratives.
  • Prepare portions of reports for local historic designation process
  • Support public education and outreach efforts
  • Participate in staff meetings as available

About Us:
The Livable Frederick Planning & Design Office is Frederick County’s comprehensive planning department, which houses a growing Historic Preservation Program. Ongoing Program efforts include:

  • Developing historic and cultural heritage components of County planning documents.
  • Partnering with the African American Resources Cultural and Heritage Society in the preparation of the first countywide African American Historic Context Statement and Cultural Resource Survey.
  • Administering the County’s Rural Historic Preservation Grant Program.
  • Managing the Frederick County Register of Historic Places, including working directly with property owners interested in nomination to the Register.
  • Developing the County’s first Rural Historic Preservation District.

To Apply:
Please email Beau Lockard at with your resume and a statement explaining your interest in this internship opportunity.