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Posted: 05/25/2010

The Preservation League of New York State

By leading a statewide preservation movement, sharing information and expertise, and raising a unified voice, the Preservation League of New York State promotes historic preservation as a tool to revitalize our neighborhoods and communities, honor our heritage, and enrich our lives.

Historic Preservation Program Intern
Professional Opportunity
Albany, NY

The Preservation League of New York State is seeking a historic preservation program intern to assist with a range of preservation projects at the League’s downtown Albany office. Successful candidates should have or be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, Urban Planning, or a related field, and have:

• Strong writing skills;

• Ability to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines;

• Ability to work independently;

• Attention to detail;

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Access; and

• Previous preservation or planning experience (volunteer or paid) desirable.

As a Historic Preservation Program intern, you will work primarily with the Regional Directors of Technical and Grant Programs, but could also work with staff from several departments in the office on a variety of preservation projects. Projects may include:

• Accompanying Regional Program Directors on historic site visits;

• Maintaining and expanding the League’s preservation project database;

• Updating the League’s materials on sources of assistance for preservation projects;

• Researching and writing an annotated bibliography on wood window restoration;

• Researching selected preservation incentives; and

• Assisting with writing newsletter articles and other materials for distribution.

This internship will run through Summer 2010 and/or Fall 2010, with flexible hours depending on internship credit requirements.

OPen until
none given

How to apply
Send cover letter, resume, and 1-2 page writing sample, preferably on a relevant preservation topic. Email preferred; subject line MUST include the term “Historic Preservation Program Intern Application.” Contact Erin Tobin, Regional Director of Technical & Grant Programs, Eastern NY/NYC/Long Island, at etobin@preservenys.org.

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