The purpose of this internship is to aid in educating future preservation professionals in the arena of practical practices for funding preservation, focusing on non-profits. The responsibilities of this internship will be split as follows: 75% of the interns time will be spent organizing and implementing our major annual fundraiser; and 25% on learning about and implementing general operational and advocacy mechanisms for a grassroots preservation organization.
Preservation Action Foundation and its sister organization Preservation Action host an auction and gala in conjunction with the National Trust for Historic Preservation conference. The intern will communicate with potential donors, coordinate obtaining items, prepare the auction catalog, solicit underwriting support and assist with all activities at the event.
In addition to an opportunity to meet fellow preservationists from all over the nation, the internship also offers a $1,000 stipend and paid expenses to the National Preservation Conference in Spokane, WA (October 30- November 3, 2012).
The intern will work from the office of Preservation Action in the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Selection preference will be given to students majoring in historic preservation at the graduate level. The ideal candidate would be available to work 30-35 hours a week from early August 2012 through mid-November, 2012. Exact dates are somewhat negotiable.
Fundraising experience is preferred but not required. Conference attendance is mandatory. Applications must be receied by May 1, 2012.