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Historic Preservation Internship Listings
Other resources: UVM Historic Preservation Job Board, Preservenet employment and internship opportunities, Student Conservation Association, Out-dated Historic Preservation Internship ListingsPlease 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 Outdated listings are left posted for reference purposes only.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: email@example.com 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:
No phone calls, please.
August 22, 2008
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-899-4275. EOE.
April 8, 2008
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:
Range of Possible Duties:
facility and display needs
Homestead is off Route 127 north of downtown Burlington. Additional
weekday hours are possible to aid with school and group tours.
you are interested in this exciting opportunity please send your resume
to: email@example.com or
Ethan Allen Homestead Museum
Ethan Allen Homestead
January 30, 2008
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 8, 2008
Position: Preservation/Restoration Summer Internship
Location: Stratford Hall, 483 Great House RD., Stratford, Virginia 22558
Duration: 10 Weeks
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:
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:
-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:email@example.com
All questions can be directed to Phil Mark, Director of Preservation, at (804) 493-8038 ext. 1559 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants will receive a reply.
December 29, 2007
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, email@example.com.
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,
December 29, 2007
Citywide Monuments Conservation Program
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
New York, NY 10021
To fax or e-mail cover letter and resume:
Fax: (212) 360-1329
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.
December 29, 2007
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
New York, NY 10021
To fax or e-mail cover letter and
Attention: Monuments Program
Phone: (212) 360-8143
Fax: (212) 360-1329
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:
Central Park Conservancy
79th Street Maintenance Yard
New York, NY 10024
December 5, 2007
2008 SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
ARCHITECTS · LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS · HISTORIANS · ENGINEERS
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:
View examples of HDP documentation on
the Library of Congress web site:
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> or (202) 354-2167.
For additional information regarding any of the Heritage Documentation Programs Summer 2008 Employment Opportunities, please contact:
Summer Program Administrator
Heritage Documentation Programs Division
National Park Service (2270)
1201 Eye Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 354-2135