The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission’s Preservation Scholars Program offers undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented ethnic and cultural backgrounds, as well as students with nontraditional academic backgrounds, hands-on experience with historic preservation during a 10-week, paid summer internship with the Texas Historical Commission.

Over the course of the internship, students work on preservation projects under the supervision of Texas Historical Commission staff at the agency's headquarters in Austin and/or in the field at one of the THC's state historic sites. Select projects allow for remote participation in the program.

The deadline to apply is March 20. Notification of acceptance will be sent in May, and internships will occur June through August. The internship offers a stipend provided by the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission.

Virtual Information Sessions

Information sessions, held on Zoom, offer students details about the application process and internship experience, as well as the opportunity to ask questions.

This internship is open to all majors with a passion for history and interest in learning more about historic preservation. The application process is competitive and all students interested in the program are encouraged to register for a session.


Feb. 17 — 5 p.m. Central (open to anyone)

*Note: The Matthew Honer and Larutha Odom Clay Preservation Scholars Endowment, created in 2015 in memory of Larutha M. Odom Clay, funds a position each year for a student from Prairie View A&M University.

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