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Posted: 02/03/2011

Maine Preservation

Statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit preservation organization

2011 Summer Preservation Internship
Internship Opportunity
Yarmouth, ME
Open Until
none given

2011 Maine Preservation Internship Opportunity

Maine Preservation, the statewide nonprofit historic preservation organization, is offering four summer intern positions in conjunction with the preservation trades for historic preservation students. Internships span approximately nine weeks in the summer, split between hands-on site work with Preservation Timber Framing (www.preservationtimberframing.com) and organizational work at Maine Preservation’s office headquarters. Five weeks of field service will be compensated full time at $10 per hour. Four weeks of service at Maine Preservation’s headquarters is unpaid. Duties at the trade sites will be according to skill level. Preservation Timber Framing is headed by Arron Sturgis, the current President of Maine Preservation’s Board of Trustees, whose firm generally repairs and restores 17th, 18th, and 19th century barns, steeples, museums and homes. Responsibilities at MP’s headquarters will include assistance with research and professional writing (press releases, etc.), event and advocacy organization, and general assistance in the office. Benefits of an internship include introduction to the preservation field, both of the tangible applications of construction and repair, and of the program, policy and advocacy side of preservation, including the financial models available for developers and the latest best practices on “green” rehab. Interns will be introduced to the preservation professionals community, policy makers, preservation consultants, supporters and donors, and allied organizations in the field. Interns will gain important practical knowledge of how preservation businesses run and how preservation nonprofits function. An academic or professional background in preservation is encouraged and some building construction experience is strongly recommended. While several Maine Preservation interns have gained post-grad employment through MP contacts, Maine Preservation does not have paid positions available following the internship at this time. Housing and transportation will be the responsibility of the intern. Maine Preservation is anticipating relocating its headquarters to Yarmouth in February, 10 miles northeast of Portland on the highway. Transportation will also be required to get to the trades site each day, possibly up to an hour away from Portland.

How to apply
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Robert O’Brien at Robert@MainePreservation.org by Monday, February 28, 2011.
Robert O'Brien
Phone: (207) 775-3652
P.O. Box 1241
Yarmouth, ME 04096

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