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Posted: 08/26/2009

Employer
Carnegie Hill Neighbors

Carnegie Hill Neighbors was founded to preserve the architectural heritage of Carnegie Hill. It endeavors to enhance the neighborhood with quality of life programs addressing beautification and security, to educate residents about topics ranging from environmental issues to the architectural styles in the neighborhood, and to serve as a conduit between local social agencies and residents in need of their services.


Position
HISTORIC PRESERVATION INTERNSHIP
Type
Internship Opportunity
Location
New York, Manhattan, NY
Details
 

Carnegie Hill Neighbors (CHN) was founded in 1970 to preserve the architectural heritage of Carnegie Hill, an area on Manhattans upper east side, extending from 86 to 96 Streets, and from Fifth to Third Avenues. We led the effort to create, and later enlarge, the Carnegie Hill Historic district and to modify zoning regulations, have opposed incursion of apartment towers and other inappropriate construction, and continually address challenges to the community. CHN enhances the neighborhood with the Park Avenue Malls seasonal plantings, nightly security Patrol Cars, street tree care, storefront improvements, and ensuring that the avenues are cleaned. Through our semi-annual newsletter and website we educate residents about topics ranging from recycling and other environmental issues to the architectural styles in the neighborhood. We also serve as a conduit between local social agencies and our residents in need of their services. CHN is sustained by the hard work of volunteers and the generous contributions of its members. In November 2008 we published the Carnegie Hill Architectural Guide, with a foreword by Christopher Gray.

Currently we are looking for an intern committed to nonprofit work in the field of historic preservation and landmarking. This internship entails working on specific projects, such as: the landmarking of Park Avenue (seven blocks not covered by the Carnegie Hill Historic District) and other areas in Carnegie Hill not yet included in the historic district; researching the work of certain architects, as needed; and researching the broader history of Carnegie Hill as it relates to the development of the Upper East Side and Harlem, possibly incorporating information gleaned from various city maps of the 1800s and early 1900s. This internship additionally entails representing us as an advocate/lobbyist seeking support and possible funding for our organization.

Ideally, the candidate should have completed one year of graduate school in historic preservation or in architecture with some exposure to historic preservation. However, we would also consider candidates with strong undergraduate backgrounds in fine arts, historic preservation and architecture.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please email resume with cover letter to CHN@carnegiehillneighbors.org
Monica Hirsch
Phone: (212) 996-5520
ADDRESS
170 East 91 Street
lower level
New York, NY 10128

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