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Posted: 05/07/2010

Preservation Oklahoma, Inc.

Preservation Oklahoma, Incorporated, is the state's only private, nonprofit membership organization that is dedicated to promoting, supporting, and coordinating historic preservation activities throughout the state. Founded in 1992, Preservation Oklahoma is a Statewide Partner with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and works on joint projects with the Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). The mission of Preservation Oklahoma is to promote historic preservation statewide. Preservation Oklahoma addresses this mission by: • advocating for preservation issues at the local, state and national levels • serving as a clearing house for technical assistance to homeowners, municipalities and other nonprofit preservation organizations • conducting lectures and conferences to educate the public about historic sites and preservation issues • building awareness through publishing an annual list of Oklahoma's Most Endangered Historic Places • collaborating through peer groups and associations with other organizations • communicating through a quarterly newsletter and web site • acting as steward to the Henry Overholser Mansion

Internship Opportunity
Oklahoma City, OK

Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. has established an internship program to work with college or graduate students to promote historic preservation throughout the state of Oklahoma. Interns will assist Preservation Oklahoma with its many outreach and educational goals, and also will learn more about historic preservation and the different aspects of the field.

Interns would assist with preservation outreach and educational programming, including:

• research, planning, promotion, and day-of coordination of outreach events and tours statewide;

• research and development of education programs to be presented to the public

• research and development of resources and databases of preservation information to be made accessible to the general public via Preservation Oklahoma’s website;

• assist with general responses to public requests for assistance on a day-to-day basis;

• assist with e-newsletter;

• assist with documentation, research, and promotion of POK’s Endangered Places list;

• accompany staff on site visits, and to meetings with other agencies and organizations

• and other tasks or projects as appropriate to intern’s skill level and interests

There are up to three internship positions available for each semester, including Summer 2010. Scheduling is flexible, but interns should be available for a minimum 15-20 hours during summer, and 10-15 hours during the school year. Pay is competitive and based on experience.

This program has been funded in part by a grant from the Ruth and Allen Mayo Fund for Historic Preservation in Oklahoma of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and by a grant from the Kirkpatrick Foundation, Inc.

Strong applicants will have experience in architecture, architectural history or history, museum studies, or other related fields, strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to work independently. Familiarity with web design and/or graphic software is also useful.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please send a brief resumé, two references, and a brief writing sample to: preservationok@preservationok.org. Please call 405-525-5325 or email with questions.
Katie Friddle
Phone: (405) 525-5325

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