Topic ID #34899 - posted 2/12/2015 1:24 AM

2015 Summer Internships - National Trust for Historic Preservation

Jennifer Palmer

2015 Summer Internships
Posted February 11, 2015
Position Details
Type    Internship
Offered By    National Trust for Historic Preservation 
National Trust for Historic Preservation 
Washington , District of Columbia
Salary    Stipend of $1000/month
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is now recruiting for summer 2015 internships at our Washington Office and local historic sites.  National Trust internships are an ideal way to learn more about preservation and to gain experience in preparation for a career in the field.
During an 8-week program, interns work on individual projects and attend weekly tours, field visits, and educational sessions on topics relating to preservation, National Trust programs, and non-profit management.
Some internships offer a small stipend; others may be suitable for students eligible for academic credit.

Previous interns have researched and compiled case-studies on preservation-related topics; documented the success of community revitalization programs; and researched potential nominations for our signature National Treasures program or assisted in advocacy to help save these important historic places.  Other interns have worked in our Communications Office; on our Web & Social Media marketing team; in our Public Policy & Government Affairs office; or for Membership Development & Fundraising.   Interns often produce material used in publications, newsletters and blogs, or data used in lobbying, advocacy work and community assistance programs. 
The Washington program includes opportunities at the Trust’s Washington headquarters, our local Field Office, and our 3 local historic sites (President Lincoln’s Cottage,  Woodrow Wilson House and Woodlawn/Pope-Leighey House).   Individual projects are also available at some of our other field offices and historic sites.
Keep an eye on our jobs page for specific projects being posted throughout the spring, or respond to this posting to submit your resume and a cover letter out of general interest  - you’ll be considered for any projects that are a match for your skills and interests. 
Some openings require graduate study or previous experience in preservation, urban planning or historic site management, but many offer entry level opportunities.  Typically, other skills needed include: Strong written and verbal communication skills, including experience blogging and writing for the web; 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.

For more information, view the full listing by clicking here.


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