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Posted: 08/09/2013

Historic Denver, Inc.
Discover Denver

As one of the nationís premier non-profit urban historic preservation organizations, Historic Denver, Inc. works to protect and promote Denver's historic places. Through grant funds and easement donations, Historic Denver has invested over $20 million dollars into our community and neighborhoods, heightening awareness of our architectural heritage and educating and empowering neighborhoods to positively affect quality changes in our developing city. Almost four decades into our journey, we continue to advocate for Denverís identity as a city that remembers and respects its past as it plans for the future. ******* Discover Denver is a program of Historic Denver, in partnership with the City and County of Denver and with support from the Colorado State Historical Fund. Discover Denver is a building and neighborhood survey meant to identify historic culturally and architecturally significant structures citywide. Our mission is threefold: to identify the places that matter to Denver's history (Know It), to share the value of these historic properties in order to promote public pride and awareness (Love It), and to encourage neighborhood rehabilitation and reinvestment (One Building at a Time). Discover Denver currently has several exciting opportunities for current students or recent graduates who are looking to get involved with a major civic project. In addition to building resume experience through working with an established and effective nonprofit organization, each Associate Internship position will be able to take ownership of a vital part of the Discover Denver project. Whether it is leading field survey teams, developing essential historic research documents, taking charge of the projectís public image, crunching data, or building an app, an internship with Discover Denver will give you the opportunity to show future employers your professional abilities. These are unpaid internships, but as much as is possible the work done for Discover Denver will promote the applicantís long-term professional goals. Internships can be completed for academic credit but it is not required. Students and recent graduates seeking professional work experience with no academic credit may also apply. Discover Denver internships offer flexible hours to suit the applicantís needs. The duration of the internship is negotiable, but a minimum commitment of 100 work-hours is required.

Field Survey Associate Internship
Internship Opportunity
Denver, CO
Open Until
Until Filled

Do you have a passion for old buildings and history? Does discovering hidden architectural gems while being out in the Denver sunshine sound like a fun day to you? If so, then were looking for you for the Field Survey Associate position. This position directly supports the field survey goals of Discover Denver. In addition to actually surveying properties using a proprietary software system, the Field Survey Associate will assist the Program Director with the management and deployment of the Field Survey Volunteer Corps. An individual possessing a robust curiosity about Denvers history and architecture in all of its forms is essential for this position. Technological know-how, a strong attention to detail, and the ability to work with a diverse and multidisciplinary team is needed. Additionally, a successful Field Survey Associate will be highly organized and efficient, able to manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines. Typical field survey responsibilities will require adequate mobility to travel up and down city blocks for several hours at a time, with periodic breaks. This position is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring Historic Preservation, History, Planning, or Urban Design student to be a major part of an exciting civic project, make connections within the field, and build valuable work experience.


  • Qualified applicant should be currently enrolled in, or have graduated from, and undergraduate or graduate program in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, Urban Planning or other related field.
  • Knowledge of the Secretary of the Interiors Standards and National Register of Historic Preservation nomination standards is highly beneficial.
  • Experience in, or knowledge of, cultural resource surveys and resource assessments is beneficial.
  • Ability to use PC-based hardware is required.
  • Experience in specific survey software (using Esri ArcGIS 10.1) is not essential, but the ability to learn and use new software programs is required.
  • Experience with digital photography is required.
  • Applicants should be highly organized and efficient, with an ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Applicant must be comfortable working with others, and should have some experience with being in a leadership role.
  • The applicant must be sufficiently mobile to travel up and down city blocks for several hours at a time, with breaks.A car is not required, but may be helpful.

How to apply
Please email your current resume and a cover letter describing your interest in the position to: jugarte@historicdenver.org. Please include "Field Survey Associate Internship" in the subject line of your email. If you would like to view the other Internship opportunities currently being offered by Discover Denver, please visit: http://www.historicdenver.org/programs/discover-denver/employment-opportunities/

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