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For UVM HP students: UVM Historic Preservation Program Internship Guidelines

Other resources: UVM Historic Preservation Job Board, Preservenet employment and internship opportunities, Student Conservation Association, Out-dated Historic Preservation Internship Listings

Please only contact posting organizations directly for any further information. These internships are not sponsored or affiliated with the University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program. Outdated listings are left posted for reference purposes only. Organizations that wish to have professional preservation internships posted here may send notices by e-mail to Historic.Preservation@uvm.edu

March 14, 2009

The City Planning & Community Investment Department of the City of San Diego is offering two graduate internships in historic preservation for summer 2009. The City anticipates that funding will be available for these internships.
The interns will work directly with and be under the supervision of the staff of the Historical Resources Board (HRB). During the summer of 2009, HRB staff will be undertaking several large historic resource surveys in the communities of Uptown, Golden Hill, and San Ysidro. Interns will assist with the surveys including completing research, preparing historic context statements, and conducting field work. Interns will achieve a solid understanding of the City's historic preservation policies and practices, and will have an opportunity to regularly attend Historic Resources Board meetings and Subcommittee meetings.
Applicants should be comfortable and effective working in a team setting, with diverse people. He or she will have an undergraduate degree and be pursuing an advance degree in historic preservation, architectural history, history, and/or neighborhood/community planning. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required along with strong organizational skills, computer competency in Word, Excel and in the use of Internet for communications and research. Some travel within the city of San Diego may be necessary.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in school and must be able to work legally in the U.S. Planning Interns are considered hourly employees and receive no insurance benefits. The City's hourly rate at point of hire is based on experience. For this position the hourly rates are at minimum $11.67 and maximum $14.04. Salary will be based on experience and education.
Send cover letter, resume, brief writing sample (no more than 2 pages) and two to three references to: City of San Diego, City Planning & Community Investment Attn: Jennifer Hirsch, 202 C Street, MS 5A, San Diego, CA 92101 Fax 619-236-6478 Email: jhirsch@sandiego.gov Deadline: Apply by April 30, 2009; Expected start date: negotiable but by June 1, 2009 preferred. For more information about the City Planning & Community Investment Department and the Historical Resources program, see http://www.sandiego.gov/planning/programs/historical/index.shtml.September 24, 2008


February 26, 2009

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN INTERNSHIP POSITION – PAGE & TURNBULL
Page & Turnbull, an award-winning preservation architecture firm in San Francisco, is looking for an
undergraduate or graduate intern for a paid, full-time summer position to enhance our team. You will
be part of our Cultural Resources Studio, working closely with the studio members and reporting to
an Architectural Historian and Department Principal. Your responsibilities will include assisting with
administrative tasks, organizing project archives, conducting research, and assisting with field survey
and graphics work as needed.
Candidates must be actively enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and majoring in Historic
Preservation, American History, Urban Studies, Conservation, Architecture, Art History,
Architectural History, Anthropology, Urban Planning or similar discipline. The applicant’s
qualifications should include:
? Experience in surveying, researching, and technical writing.
? Knowledge of architectural history and/or historic building techniques.
? Ability to work as part of a team.
? Strong organizational skills.
? Fluency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite software.
? Experience with AutoCAD or GIS is favorable, but not required.
Page & Turnbull has dedicated its practice to historic preservation, conservation and documentation.
The firm has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento. Page & Turnbull has worked on
numerous award-winning projects, including the Ferry Building in San Francisco and projects at UC
Berkeley and Stanford University. Currently, we are completing a reconnaissance-level survey of
more than 2,400 properties for the City of San Francisco. For more than 35 years, Page & Turnbull
has provided clients with a high level of service, insightful analyses and thoughtful solutions.
Page & Turnbull is an equal opportunity employer. Please send a letter of interest, resume, and
writing sample to: Gretchen Hilyard, 724 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, or electronically at:
hilyard@page-turnbull.com
No phone calls, please.


Sponsored by the National Park Service and the National Council for Preservation Education
Academic Year 2008-2009 Positions Available
September 2008 – May 2009

The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), offers paid internships in Federal cultural resource program offices and in National Parks, to graduate and undergraduate senior students in academic programs in historic preservation and allied fields such as history, archeology, architecture, and museum studies.  Positions will be available this academic year at the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior, in Washington, DC and across the country.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  October 17, 2008

Applications and instructions for applying are available at the following Web sites: 

NPS:  www.cr.nps.gov/hps/tps/hpit_p.htm
NCPE:  www.preservenet.cornell.edu/employ/ncpe.html

See the following pages for a listing of positions, and check the Web sites for updates on New positions.

National Council for Preservation Education Academic Year 2008-2009 Internships with the National Park Service & the Department of the Interior

The National Park Service and the Department of the Interior will offer internships during the academic year of 2008-2009.  This notice covers the period September 2008 – May 2009.  A separate notice will be distributed in January 2009 for summer 2009 positions.  Internships are for ten (10) weeks, at forty (40) hours per week and in Washington, D.C. except where noted.  Stipends are issued based on a rate of twelve dollars per hour.  The exact starting dates will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  For all internships, computer and word processing skills are desirable. 

To speed processing of your request and give you a faster review of your application, please scan your materials electronically and email them as a single Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file containing both signed application and transcripts to Michael Tomlan at Cornell University (email:  mat4@cornell.edu).  If electronic submission is not possible, all application materials should be mailed to the National Council for Preservation Education, Attention: Michael A. Tomlan, 210 West Sibley Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 14853-6701.  Applications must be received no later than October 17, 2008.  Please indicate by number the internship(s) in which you are interested.

Please be aware that, unless otherwise noted, interns are responsible for travel to and housing at the internship location.  This should be kept in mind particularly for those internships in the West.  In some cases the supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodations.

Also be aware that, due to new Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required for any position which involves access to Government computers, if you are chosen for that position.  This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history.  The position supervisor will have more information on requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. 


National Park Service Internships

1844/1845/1846.  Internship with the Archeology Program (Departmental Consulting Archeologist):  Works with the Archeology program as a research assistant on small research projects, organizing and cataloging office records and archives, databases, resource protection, and related projects.  May assist in developing materials for archeology training and researching and developing educational materials for archeology outreach.  May work on aspects of Web development, including links verification and technical editing (200, 360 and 400 hours).

1847.  Internship with the Ethnography Program:  Works as a research assistant on small research and writing projects, including web content development.  Duties will involve organizing and cataloging ethnohistories, ethnographic overviews and assessments, ethnographic rapid assessments, and other ethnographic documentation, including contacts with NPS researchers in various offices (400 hours).

1848.  Internship with the National NAGPRA Program:  Assists with implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) through guided work and research experiences.  Duties include assisting program staff in the review of summaries and inventories submitted by museums and Federal agencies and in the updating of databases of Native American human remains.  Also helps test newly developed NAGPRA program software.  Educational opportunity for students in the fields of Native American Studies, Historic Preservation, or Environmental Law (400 hours).

1849.  Internship with the Park Historic Structures and Cultural Landscape Program: Maintains the Cultural Resources Management Bibliography (CRBIB) by entering new records and revising existing records in a ProCite database and the WASO office repository by preparing folders and archival boxes to file materials.  The CRBIB is a computerized, multidisciplinary inventory of professional reports, books, articles and other publications that address park cultural resources.  It includes planning documents, and research documents related to archeological and historic sites, cultural landscapes, ethnographic resources, historic and prehistoric structures, museum collections and history (400 hours).

1850.  Internship with the Park History Program:  Works with the Park History Program primarily as a research assistant on research projects, as well as organizing and cataloging office records and archives, databases, resource protection, and related projects.  May assist in developing materials for history training and researching and developing educational materials for history outreach.  May work on aspects of Web development, including links verification and technical editing.  Some research will be conducted at the National Archives and the Library of Congress (400 hours).

1851.  Internship with the National Capital Regional Office Cultural Landscapes Program:  Assists historical landscape architects, landscape historians, archeologists and other preservation professionals to complete various Cultural Landscape Inventories associated with national park sites in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  Duties include researching the landscape history of a historic property; site visits and field work to document existing conditions with photographs and maps; analysis of landscape features; and entering the information into a database (200 hours).

1852.  Internship with the National Capital Regional Office Historic Architecture Program:  Assists historical architects, landscape historians, archeologists and other preservation professionals to update the LCS (List of Classified Structures) inventories associated with national park sites in the Washington DC metropolitan area.  Duties include researching the architectural history of a historic property; site visits and field work to document existing conditions with photographs; analysis of architectural features; and entering the information into a database (400 hours).

1853.  Internship with the Executive Support Facility, National Capital Region (Archival / Records Management):  Assists with cataloging a historic collection of architectural drawings into an automated drawing catalog and index program; assists with re-housing and preserving various archival records such as drawings, photographs and textual records; prepares and updates inventories, registers, and finding aids; and assists with reference and research inquiries.  Located in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, convenient to a Metro subway station (480 hours).

1854/1855/1856/1857.  Internship with the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park:  Duties include assisting Park Historian with cataloging archives and museum objects from C&O Canal NHP; processing, cataloging and re-housing museum archives to meet professional museum storage standards; and records management duties.  Will provide training for the Automated National Catalog System (ANCS+), the NPS museum management software, for cataloging collections.  Archives management or museum studies background preferred, but attention to detail and a willingness to learn are also important criteria.  Housing and transportation will be the intern’s responsibility.  Located in Hagerstown, MD (400 hours). 

1858.  Internship with the Southeast Regional Office, List of Classified Structures (LCS) Program:  Works with Regional LCS Coordinator in the survey and condition assessment of historic structures throughout the region.  Duties include fieldwork in SE parks; documentation; data entry; historical research and writing; production of Determinations of Eligibility (DOEs) and National Register nominations; and correspondence with state Historic Preservation Offices throughout the region.  Solid background in computer and software skills (Adobe Photoshop, Word) and willingness to travel to and hike in parks desirable.  Located in Atlanta, GA (1000 hours).  

1859/1860/1861/1862/1863.  Internship with Everglades National Park (Archives Technician):  Works with the Museum Curator to organize, arrange, re-house, preserve, catalog in the Automated National Catalog System (ANCS+), produce a finding aid for and provide access to museum archives from Everglades National Park.  Will provide training in ANCS+, the NPS museum management software, for cataloging collections.  Duties also include evaluating and improving the environmental conditions and preservation of the collection.  Museum studies or archives management background preferred, but attention to detail also important.  Own transportation required.  Will help with locating housing.  Located in Homestead, FL (480 hours).

1864.  Internship with Everglades National Park (Archives Technician):  Works with the Museum Curator to organize, arrange, re-house, preserve, catalog in the Automated National Catalog System (ANCS+), produce a finding aid for and provide access to museum archives from five south Florida park units.  Will provide training in ANCS+, the NPS museum management software, for cataloging collections.   Duties also include evaluating and improving the environmental conditions and preservation of the collection.  Museum studies or archives management background preferred, but attention to detail also important.  Own transportation required.  Will help with locating housing.  Located in Homestead, FL (800 hours).

1865.  Internship with Everglades National Park (Museum Technician):  Assists with museum collection management for Everglades National Park.  Will provide training for Automated National Catalog System (ANCS+), the NPS museum management software, for cataloging collections.  Duties include inventory; re-housing map collections; implementing the Archives Collection Condition Survey recommendations; and preventive conservation to meet professional museum storage standards.  Museum studies background preferred but attention to detail and a willingness to learn also important.  Own transportation required.  Will help with locating housing.  Located in Homestead, FL (400 hours).

1866.  Internship with Everglades National Park (Museum Technician):  Catalogs museum objects, specimens, and archives for Dry Tortugas National Park.  Will provide training for Automated National Catalog System (ANCS+), the NPS museum management software, for cataloging collections.  Duties include cataloging archeology, history, natural science, and archive materials and preventive conservation to meet professional museum storage standards.  Museum studies background preferred but attention to detail and a willingness to learn also important.  Own transportation required.  Will help with locating housing.   Located in Homestead, FL (400 hours).

1867.  Internship with Everglades National Park (Museum Technician): Works with collections related to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) for Everglades National Park.  Will provide training in the Automated National Catalog System (ANCS+), the NPS museum management software, for cataloging collections.  Duties include updating collections data, researching and compiling archival material related to Native American use of the Park, organizing Tribal consultation records, assisting with coordinating Tribal consultation, and other duties as assigned.  Museum studies, anthropology, archeology, history or Native American Studies background preferred but attention to detail and a willingness to learn also is important.  Own transportation required.  Will help with locating housing.  Located in Homestead, FL (400 hours).

1868.  Internship with the Midwest Archeological Center, Archeological Information Management Team:  Working with Archeologists, researches the history of archeological work and archeological resources in Midwest Region parks and creates documentation of that work for park managers.  Duties include Archeological Sites Management Information System (ASMIS) database data entry and creating and working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) maps and data for archeological site condition assessments, for distribution to parks and for Web site posting.  Housing and transportation are the intern’s responsibility.  Located in Lincoln, NE (400 hours).

1869.  Internship with the Midwest Archeological Center, Park Archeology Program, Bois Forte Ojibwe Study:  Assists with an ongoing archeological and ethnohistorical study of Bois Forte Ojibwe (Chippewa) sites within Voyageurs National Park (VOYA).  Nearly 50 sites within the park have been identified, dating from about AD 1736-1940; intern will work directly with Archeologist with nearly 20 years’ research experience in this area.  Duties include researching, analyzing, and tabulating artifacts; researching and transcribing census and other unpublished tribal records; and assisting with related studies of the sites and the Bois Forte families whose relatives formerly lived within VOYA.  Housing and transportation are the intern’s responsibility.  Located in Lincoln, NE (400 hours).

1870.  Internship with the Midwest Archeological Center, Cahokia Mounds and Hopeton Earthworks Study:  Working with Supervisory Archeologist, assists with conducting magnetic susceptibility analysis of samples from Cahokia Mounds and the Hopeton Earthworks.  Duties include susceptibility measurement, data entry and tabulation, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data entry and assisting with laboratory artifact analysis for the Hopeton site, and may include report writing covering the work completed.  Housing and transportation are the intern’s responsibility.  Located in Lincoln, NE (600 hours).

1871.  Internship with the Midwest Archeological Center, Archeological Collections Management Program:  Duties include National Park Service property artifact collections cataloging using NPS museum management software, the Automated National Catalog System Plus (ANCS+), as well as packaging collections to current curatorial standards.  Other tasks will depend in part on intern’s background and interests and may include monitoring museum storage environments; museum housekeeping; exhibit research; preparing specialized object housings; archeological archive processing; and assisting with the Center’s reorganization of collections storage space.  Housing and transportation are the intern’s responsibility.  Located in Lincoln, NE (400 hours).

1872.  Internship with the Midwest Archeological Center, Archeological Collections Management Program:  Works with Center staff to organize and move collections into a new mobile storage system.  Duties may include assisting in artifact tracking; condition evaluations; documenting collections through digital photography and repackaging older collections to meet current archeological curation standards.  Other duties will include collections cataloging; archives packaging and storage preparation; and storage environment monitoring.  Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to lift 40 pounds required.  The Center currently stores and manages over two million artifacts and archival documents from 62 National Park units in the West and Alaska, encompassing earliest Native Americans through the fur trade and frontier eras, the Civil War, and Presidential homes.  Housing and transportation are the intern’s responsibility.  Located in Lincoln, NE (400 hours).

1873.  Internship with the Midwest Archeological Center, Park Archeology Program, Cuyahoga Valley National Park:  Working directly with project director, assists with tasks resulting from three weeks of archeological work in the park in 2008, including prehistoric as well as historic sites.  Duties include cleaning, repackaging, analyzing, and cataloging artifacts recovered through survey and limited test excavations at several sites; developing databases and tables synthesizing the artifactual data; and organizing and working with project field records including excavation forms, maps, and photographs.  Housing and transportation are the intern’s responsibility.  Located in Lincoln, NE (400 hours).

1874.  Internship with the Midwest Archeological Center, Park Archeology Program, Site Stabilization:  Researches archeological sites within five Great Lakes area parks undergoing erosion damage and assists in prioritizing these sites by the severity and rate of damage, site significance, and other factors, as well as helping determine methods to be used in stabilization efforts and calculating the amount of materials needed at each specific site.  Housing and transportation are the intern’s responsibility.  Located in Lincoln, NE (600 hours).

1875.  Internship with the Midwest Regional Office History and National Register Program:  Working with regional office, park staff and community leaders, assists in the development of Web-based travel itineraries for NPS units.  Strong writing abilities desirable.  Housing and transportation are the intern’s responsibility.  Located in Omaha, NE (400 hours).

1876.  Internship with Yosemite National Park, Branch of History, Architecture and Landscapes (HAL):  Assists in preparing Historic Structure Reports for the Thomas Hill Studio and the Rangers' Club at Yosemite; may also assist in the inventorying, documenting, and evaluating of National Register structures, cultural landscapes, and historic park studies, and may undertake crossover duties with the park's Heritage Preservation Team for hands-on preservation work.  Useful knowledge and skills include an architecture/landscape architecture background, AutoCAD, geographic positioning using Global Positioning System equipment and ArcView, solid training in historic preservation, and construction skills.  Applicants should be in excellent physical condition and may be expected to work at elevations between 2,000' and 8,000' and to hike long distances over rough terrain with day packs and equipment.  Located in El Portal, CA at the park's west entrance but may have field assignments anywhere in the park (1200 hours).


Department of the Interior Internships

1877.  Internship with the Department of the Interior Museum:  Performs museum tasks related to the collections care and exhibitions of the Interior Museum.  Duties will include assisting with accession and catalog record-keeping, and handling, storing and labeling objects, for the Museum’s collections; and assisting with exhibition research, installation, maintenance, repair and rehabilitation, in cooperation with museum services coordinator and registrar.  Practical and technical knowledge of the methods, procedures, and technology of museum operations and collections care desirable, as well as general computer skills (800 hours).

1878/1879.  Internship with the Interior Museum Program, DOI Office of the Secretary (Museum Program Assistant):  Assists with projects of the DOI Interior Museum Program (IMP).  Activities will be diverse and will vary depending on changing priorities of the IMP.  Duties may include editing, inventorying, evaluating data and creating reports, cataloging, and supporting the exhibit program in the Interior headquarters complex.  As member of cross-boundary Interior Museum Program, assists Department-wide operations of the Interior Museum Program, which covers 70 million objects distributed nationally and Department-wide (1000 hours).


August 22, 2008

Fall Survey Internship
Job Summary: Assist statewide historic preservation organization with rural survey projects in eastern Colorado. Resources in the survey area include cattle ranches, farms, 19th and early 20th century homesteads, one-room schools, stage stops, dams, and sheep camps. Survey results will be used to increase awareness of historic resources in eastern Colorado and enhance heritage tourism efforts in the region. Intern tasks will include research, writing historical contexts, preparing survey forms, and various survey-related administrative tasks.

Time Frame: 3 months with the potential to be extended

Qualifications: A graduate or undergraduate degree in historic preservation, public history, or architectural history.
The successful applicant will have outstanding research, writing, and editing skills and be able to juggle many tasks and responsibilities. Applicant should be familiar with architectural terminology and the National Register of Historic Places. Experience with surveying and mapping is preferred. Experience with Excel and website design a plus. Applicant should be willing to travel, including fieldwork trips of up to a week’s duration in isolated, rural areas.

The survey intern must perform effectively in both independent and team settings and have excellent organization and communication skills. The position requires attention to detail and the ability to operate in a careful and efficient manner that consistently produces accurate work products within established schedules.

Benefits: $15 per hour. This internship provides an excellent opportunity to work with a statewide preservation organization and gain experience with conducting large-scale historic resources surveys.

Housing: Housing is the responsibility of the intern. However, Colorado Preservation, Inc. will assist with locating suitable accommodations.

Application: Send a cover letter stating your qualifications and resume postmarked by September 5, 2008. Mail, Fax or E-Mail to Colorado Preservation, Inc., 333 W. Colfax Avenue, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80204; Fax: 303 893-4333; E-Mail: achristman@coloradopreservation.org

About Colorado Preservation, Inc (CPI): Founded through a grassroots effort in 1984 as Colorado’s only private, nonprofit, statewide historic preservation organization, CPI assists Colorado communities through a statewide network of information, education, training, expertise and advocacy. For information on our projects and programs, visit www.coloradopreservation.org.

Additional Information: Contact Abbey Christman, Survey Coordinator at 303-893-4260 or achristman@coloradopreservation.org.


April 23, 2008

The Noyes House Museum in Morrisville, Vermont has available several summer internships with flexible hours between June 1 and September 1, 2008.

The seventeen-room two-story federal-style brick home includes a post-and-beam carriage barn, photographs, furnishings, toys, household and farm tools, quilts, costumes, military artifacts, pottery, and other artifacts related to industry, home life, and leisure activities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Interns will receive invaluable experience in operating a local history museum. The director, also a faculty member at the University of Vermont, will work with each intern to design a program that will meet his or her academic needs and experience. Areas of focus may include historical research, collections management, exhibits, visitor experience, marketing, program management, strategic planning, and building and grounds maintenance. Funding is available based on the number of applicants.

To apply, please contact Scott A. McLaughlin, smclaugh@uvm.edu, 802-899-4275. EOE.


April 8, 2008

Seeking Interns this Summer
at the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum

The Ethan Allen Homestead Museum in Burlington, VT is seeking dynamic interns for the 2008 tour season (May-October). 

This Internship Offers the Following Opportunities:

  1. Exposure to museum operations and management
  2. Leading guided tours
  3. Meeting interesting visitors and volunteers from around the country and world
  4. Review of the French and Native American influences to our area as well as exploring the history of Vermont and the American Revolutionary period. 
  5. A reference letter upon completion of internship
  6. A set schedule best for you during tours hours of 10-4 on Friday and Saturday, or 1-4 on Sundays (6 hours a week minimum)

Range of Possible Duties:

  1. Assisting volunteer tour guides
  2. Greeting visitors
  3. Issuing tickets and selling merchandise
  4. Troubleshooting tavern show equipment,

    facility and display needs 

  1. Light office tasks
  2. Gift shop attendant
  3. Special projects

The Ethan Allen Homestead is off Route 127 north of downtown Burlington. Additional weekday hours are possible to aid with school and group tours.  If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please send your resume to: info@ethanallenhomestead.org or
                       Ethan Allen Homestead Museum
                       Ethan Allen Homestead
                       Burlington,VT 05408

                       Attn: John Hossely

January 30, 2008

Job Summary
National Trust internships are an ideal way to learn more about preservation or to gain experience in preparation for a career in the field. During the Trust's 10-week summer program in Washington, between 15 and 20 interns work on individual projects and have the opportunity to attend weekly educational sessions on topics relating to preservation & community revitalization, Trust programs, and non-profit management.

This year’s program will run from June 9-August 15, 2008, although dates for some projects are flexible.
The Washington program includes opportunities at the Trust’s Washington headquarters, our local Field Office, and our 4 local historic sites (President Lincoln’s Cottage, Decatur House, Woodrow Wilson House and Woodlawn/Pope-Leighey House). Individual projects are also available at some of our other regional offices and historic sites.

Duties
Projects vary each year and by department. Previous intern responsibilities have included:
-Researching and compiling case-studies on preservation-related topics
-Developing architectural and collections databases
-Promoting our cultural diversity programs
-Researching community revitalization projects
-Helping develop resources for our statewide and local partners
-Creating or updating program Web sites
-Working on fundraising, membership development, communications, or marketing
-General office duties that provide opportunities to build valuable workplace skills and experience while supporting and learning about preservation and non-profit management
This year’s projects will be determined by program needs and intern interests and skills.

Qualifications
Some openings require graduate study or previous experience in preservation, urban planning or historic site management, while others offer entry level opportunities in areas like these; some require studies or experience in specific areas like journalism or communications. Typically, other skills needed include:
-Strong written and verbal communication skills
-Office skills, including use of MS Office in a workplace environment for functions like mail merge, and creating professional tables, charts and Power Point presentations
-Data entry skills and experience managing data
-Using the internet as a professional research tool, including using services like Lexis-Nexis
-Basic web design and use of “Web 2.0” and social networking technology

This is primarily a volunteer program designed to help build careers, although some projects are grant funded and offer a stipend. Schedules are generally flexible for interns who are not able to volunteer on a full-time basis. Also, students may be eligible for academic credit or grants for non-profit internships through their schools, and the Trust can help provide whatever supporting documentation may be needed.

To apply for any of our internships, send a resume and cover letter highlighting your interests and background, and whether there’s a particular area of the Trust with which you’d like to work. Program managers will review resumes and make potential matches between applicants and their needs, and then contact applicants to discuss opportunities. Please type or paste a cover letter into the body of your message and send your resume as a Word or PDF attachment with the subject line "Summer Internships" to jobs@nthp.org.


January 8, 2008

Position: Preservation/Restoration Summer Internship

Location:      Stratford Hall, 483 Great House RD., Stratford, Virginia 22558

Duration:   10 Weeks

Details:         
The Preservation Department of Stratford Hall is seeking qualified summer interns to participate in its first annual Preservation Field School.  Field School participants will assist in the day to day operations of the Preservation Department and will report to the Director of Preservation.  Specifically, participants will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with a variety of preservation projects, including the implementation of   a Cyclical Maintenance plan that includes repointing, painting and window and door repair.  Other tasks that could be included in the internship are structure stabilization and involvement in various room or building restoration projects.

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

Compensation and Amenities:
The internships will include a stipend of $1000 for the 10 week period.  Free housing on site will also be provided.  The grounds of Stratford Hall provide many outdoor activities that can be utilized during the internship.About Stratford:
Stratford is located in Westmoreland County, Virginia on the beautiful Northern Neck of Virginia.  Westmoreland County is a 45 minute drive from Fredericksburg, two hours from Washington DC and 90 minutes from Richmond.  Stratford is set on 1,900 acres with 2.5 miles of Potomac River waterfront. The National Historic Landmark Stratford Great House and related buildings were constructed in 1738 and are among a handful of exceptionally intact survivals from colonial Virginia. In addition to the Great House, Stratford also features an operating reconstructed 18th century gristmill and extensive gardens. Stratford was the home of the Lee family, which includes two signers of the Declaration of Independence. It was also the home of “Light Horse” Harry Lee and birthplace of Robert E. Lee.The landscape is primarily hardwood forests and pastures but also includes two gardens and extensive maintained grounds. Stratford also has a Dining Room which offers lunch daily, two guest houses and over 30 rustic cabins that were built to house Stratford’s board members during the twice annual meetings. Intern housing will be in these log cabins.

How to Apply: 
Interested applicants should send a personal letter of no more than 500 words, stating reasons for wanting to be an intern at Stratford including their goals for the internship and dates available for work.Also please attach the following:

  1. Resume
  2. Two letters of recommendation that answer the following questions:

-How long has the author known the prospective intern and in what capacity?
-Identify the candidate's strengths and weaknesses in regards to the position requested.
-What qualities does the candidate offer the organization?
  
Applications should be received by March 1st and mailed to:Director of Preservation
483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558

Or emailed with Preservation Field School in the subject line to:pmark@stratfordhall.org

All questions can be directed to Phil Mark, Director of Preservation, at (804) 493-8038 ext. 1559 or pmark@stratfordhall.org.  All applicants will receive a reply.


December 29, 2007

Maine Preservation

Summer Internships Available

Maine’s Most Endangered Historic Properties Program in combination with hands-on experience in the field with Restoration Resources or Preservation Timber Framing
Application Deadline: March 28, 2008

Maine Preservation is the statewide nonprofit education and advocacy organization dedicated to the preservation of Maine's irreplaceable architectural heritage. We seek two self-motivated summer interns currently enrolled in a historic preservation graduate program to join us in a unique, memorable and highly rewarding nine-week internship which offers an opportunity to apply your skills while learning how preservation really works.

Your time will be divided between Maine Preservation and one of two highly regarded restoration firms in Maine. You will assist Maine Preservation’s Executive Director and Outreach Committee with the 13th annual Maine’s Most Endangered Historic Properties Program. Additionally, Les Fossel, Advisory Trustee and owner of Restoration Resources, a premier building conservation firm in Alna, Maine and Arron Sturgis, Vice President and owner of Preservation Timber Framing, based in Berwick, Maine will each provide direct guidance and supervision in the field. Throughout this internship, you will work closely with preservation professionals, property owners and community leaders. You will acquire a greater understanding and appreciation for the public and private sector roles in protecting, preserving and advocating for historic resources.

Dates of Internship: May 27 to July 26, 2008 (nine weeks) - approximately 360 hours, with option for additional paid hands-on time in the field.

Stipend: Compensation is provided at an hourly rate by Restoration Resources and Preservation Timber Framing (based upon experience) while on the job. Maine Preservation provides no cash stipend, however, a variety of in-kind benefits are included.

Housing: Complimentary housing while with Restoration Resources is included in a charming, 18th century farmhouse. While interning with Maine Preservation, complimentary housing and some meals are provided by a host family.

Intern Responsibilities with Maine Preservation will include:

Site visits to newly nominated properties
Research of status of previously listed properties
Preparation of press releases and website information
Preparation or promotional articles, including photos and captions, for summer issue of Maine Preservation News and other magazines/press/media
Preparation of display materials, photographs, graphics and photo captions
Participation and help at press conference

Intern Responsibilities with Restoration Resources and Preservation Timber Framing to be determined.

Please email your letter of interest, resume and a brief preservation-related writing sample (Word attachments only) by March 28, 2008 to Greg Paxton, Executive Director, maineprs@gwi.net.

NEW THIS YEAR: Maine Preservation will provide applicant’s contact information to our preservation and historic museum partners statewide, with applicant’s permission. Summer internships are widely needed.

For more information and to view photos of Most Endangered alumni properties,
visit www.mainepreservation.org.


December 29, 2007

Citywide Monuments Conservation Program

PROJECTS COORDINATOR INTERN

Summer 2008

The Citywide Monuments Conservation Program and New York City Parks & Recreation, Art & Antiquities Department, seeks an office intern to coordinate monuments conservation and maintenance projects during the 2007 summer season.  This is 40 hour a week paid position, Monday through Friday beginning Wednesday, May 28 through Friday, August 22

The monuments projects coordinator will serve as a liaison between central office administration and outdoor field operations, archiving current projects and assisting the scheduling and timekeeping of fellow interns. Responsibilities include a wide range of administrative duties, research duties and bookkeeping. In addition the projects coordinator will lend administrative support to the Monuments Coordinator and to the Director of Arts & Antiquities.

Candidates should have excellent administrative skills, writing and research ability; should be well organized, yet flexible and able to manage multiple tasks.  Knowledge of sculpture conservation and/or historic preservation is preferable. This position may be applied toward college credit.

Please send cover letter and resume by March 1, 2008 to:
           
Ms. Arielle Dorlester                                                                   
Interim Monuments Coordinator                                                                          
NYC Parks & Recreation                                                    
830 Fifth Avenue
The Arsenal, Central Park
Room 20                                                                               
New York, NY 10021                                                             
                                                                       
To fax or e-mail cover letter and resume:                                

Attention: Citywide Monuments Conservation Program                                            

Phone:           (212) 360-8143        
Fax:     (212) 360-1329                                                                                         
E-mail:  arielle.dorlester@parks.nyc.gov

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.


December 29, 2007

Citywide Monuments Conservation Program

FIELD CREW

MONUMENTS CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP

Summer 2008

The Citywide Monuments Conservation Program and New York City Parks & Recreation, seek qualified candidates for the Summer 2008 Field Season (Monday, June 2 through Friday, August 15).

The Citywide Monuments Conservation Program conserves and maintains public works of art throughout the five boroughs of New York City.  Program participants will gain knowledge of the breadth of the public sculpture collection, its history and conservation needs.  The interns will carry out conservation and maintenance treatments on public sculptures and monuments under the direction of experienced monuments conservators.  Students will receive training in photo-documentation, condition assessments and report preparation in addition to conservation treatment procedures.  Participants will gain experience in corrosion removal, cleaning and patining bronze as well as stone cleaning, masonry repair and graffiti removal.  These are full-time, paid internships requiring a 40 hour work week, Monday through Friday.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn outdoor sculpture conservation with experienced staff in an award-winning program in New York City.  The season will include bi-weekly educational visits (which may include a bronze foundry, granite quarry, and museum conservation lab) in addition to the daily hands-on work.  More than 65 students have successfully participated during the last 10 years.

Students currently enrolled in college and graduate programs in objects conservation, historic preservation or sculpture are encouraged to apply.  Candidates should be able to work outdoors and not fear heights, as projects often require work on scaffolding.  A valid New York State driver’s license is a plus.        

Please send cover letter and resume by March 1, 2008 to:

Ms. Arielle Dorlester
Interim Monuments Coordinator      
NYC Parks & Recreation
830 Fifth Avenue
The Arsenal, Central Park
Room 20
New York, NY  10021

To fax or e-mail cover letter and resume:
Attention: Monuments Program
Phone: (212) 360-8143
Fax:         (212) 360-1329
E-mail: arielle.dorlester@parks.nyc.gov
                 
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.


December 16, 2007

The Union (Maine) Historical Society seeks candidates for the position of Summer Intern for a 3 to 5 week period in the summer of 2008. The intern will assist curators in accessioning and archiving items, and storing them properly in an archival room. The intern will also be part of the planning process for the annual mid-July local history celebration. A modest stipend is offered, along with lodging and a food allowance. Union is a very attractive small town not far from Rockland, Rockport, and Camden. For more information please see the Society's web-site at www.midcoast.com/comespring or call 207-785-5444 or 6092.


December 6, 2007

Paid Summer Internships in Outdoor Sculpture Conservation The Central Park Conservancy, with a grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, is offering summer internships in outdoor sculpture conservation.  The Central Park Conservancy is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of Central Park.  For more information look at the Central Park Conservancy Website at WWW.centralparknyc.org

Interns will be involved in the hands-on examination, documentation and restoration of the bronze and stone sculpture in Central Park, New York City.  Duties of the interns and listing of projects for the summer is attached. Applicants must be graduate students or recent graduates in historic preservation or objects conservation.  The internship period will be from June 2nd  to August 1st  and will pay approximately $14 dollars per hour. 

Those interested should respond with a cover letter and C.V. or resume no later than April 2, 2008 to:

Elizabeth Saetta
Conservation Technician
Central Park Conservancy
79th Street Maintenance Yard
Central Park
New York, NY 10024


December 5, 2007

2008 SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
ARCHITECTS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS HISTORIANS ENGINEERS

SUMMER JOBS WITH HABS/HAER/HALS
The Heritage Documentation Programs (Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey), a division of the National Park Service, seeks applications from qualified individuals for summer employment documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, engineering and landscape significance throughout the country. Duties involve on-site field work and the preparation of measured and interpretive drawings and written historical reports for the HABS/HAER/HALS Collection at the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Projects last twelve weeks, beginning in May/June. Salaries range from approximately $6,000 to approximately $11,000 for the summer, depending on job responsibility, locality of the project, and level of experience. Applicants must
be a U.S. Citizen.

Applications Due: February 4, 2008 (postmark date).

Application forms and detailed information can be found on our web site:
http://www.nps.gov/history/hdp/jobs/summer.htm

View examples of HDP documentation on the Library of Congress web site:
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/hhhtml/hhhome.html

HAER MARITIME DOCUMENTATION INTERNSHIP
The Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and the Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM) announce the Maritime Documentation Internship 2008. The internship will permit a student or recent graduate of an architecture or history program,
interested in maritime preservation, to work on a HAER maritime documentation project. The Intern must be a U.S. Citizen.
The selected recipient will receive a stipend of approximately $6,000 and will work with a HAER team for 12 weeks during the summer. The Internship will require research and writing or measuring and drafting of historic maritime resources.

Applications Due: February 1, 2008 (postmark date).

For detailed information and to download application forms,
visit: http://www.nps.gov/history/hdp/jobs/maritime.htm or contact
Todd Croteau at <todd_croteau@nps.gov> or (202) 354-2167.

For additional information regarding any of the Heritage Documentation Programs Summer 2008 Employment Opportunities, please contact:

Judy Davis
Summer Program Administrator
Heritage Documentation Programs Division
National Park Service (2270)
1201 Eye Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 354-2135
Email: HDP_Summer_Program_Admin@nps.gov