Summer Fellows Program

Maine Preservation offers up to five Summer Fellowship positions for historic preservation students in conjunction with the preservation trades and professions. Fellowships span approximately nine weeks in the summer, split between hands-on site work with a trades or professional firm and organizational and advocacy work at our headquarters.

Benefits of a Summer Fellowship include introduction to the preservation field; tangible applications of construction and repair; and of the statewide program, policy, development and advocacy side of preservation. Fellows will be introduced to the community of preservation professionals, policy makers, preservation consultants, supporters and donors, and allied organizations in the field. Fellows will also gain important practical knowledge of how preservation businesses run and how preservation nonprofits function. 

Maine Preservation partners with Bagala Window Works and Preservation Timber Framing to provide fellows with preservation trades training.

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Preservation Timber Framing is headed by Arron Sturgis, a past president and current member of Maine Preservation’s Board of Trustees, whose firm repairs and rehabilitates 18th and 19th century barns, steeples, museums and homes.

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Bagala Window Works has been restoring historic windows and doors from houses, churches, commercial blocks — and any place that has antique windows — since 1988. Bagala designed and manufactures their own large-scale steam stripping machines.

 

Fellowships are announced at the end of April.