Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nations largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
The Environmental Affairs and Real Estate Division is seeking a detail oriented intern to assist in two projects related to City Lights Georgetown Steam Plant, a National and Seattle Historic Landmark. The intern will assist in the creation of a report summarizing Steam Plant history in a chronological manner and a manual for conducting public tours at the plant. The intern will also assist with creating a historic resource database and hard copy documentation for City Lights Skagit River Hydroelectric Project. Other duties related to historic preservation may be assigned, as time permits. The intern will report to the Manager of Natural Resources and Environmental Planning and will work closely with City Lights Historic Preservation Lead.
- Conduct research on the history of the Georgetown Steam Plant using documentation from various sources (e.g., program/project files, microfilm, governmental archives, etc.).
- Prepare a chronological report on the various activities that have occurred over the history of the Georgetown Steam Plant that can be used for background documentation for future planning purposes. The report will document the power generation history, environmental cleanup activities, real estate transactions, legal issues, and any other relevant historic activities.
- Create a comprehensive and engaging manual for conducting tours that can be adapted for the public, engineers, and historic preservation specialists.
- Create and organize hard copy files for historic resources at the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project.
- Use File Maker Pro or other database software to develop a database of maps, photographs, and records to track changes to City Light historic structures.
Education: Applicants must be enrolled full-time as a Junior or Senior at a four year undergraduate program with major in degree in history, historic preservation, industrial archeology or public history with a minimum of 2.0 GPA throughout the internship.
Experience: Work or volunteer experience that reflects a professional interest in history or historic preservation; demonstrated research proficiency using primary source documents; and strong writing skills.
Desired Qualifications: The successful applicant should have the ability to write reports and other materials that will appeal to a range of audiences (e.g., public vs. technical) and be proficient in the use of File Maker Pro or other database software. Must be able to take direction and then work relatively independently.
Start/end dates: The internship will begin in the Winter quarter 2014 and will last through Summer 2014.
Hours: The intern will work up to 20 hours/week during the school year with the potential for up to 40 hours/week during school breaks. Hours will be scheduled between 9:00am - 5:00pm M-F. Hours and days can be flexible to accommodate intern's class schedule.
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