Charleston Capsule Neighborhood Documentation
The Preservation Society of Charleston is offering an internship for the period from Monday, May 12, 2014 to Friday, August 1, 2014. The candidate will work 40 hours a week for 12 weeks, for a total of 480 hours. Paul Saylors, Advocacy & Research Manager, will serve as the internship supervisor for the Preservation Society of Charleston.
The Society is seeking a graduate or undergraduate student in historic preservation, history, arts management or a related field. Candidates should have an appreciation for architectural history, have completed a research course, and should be able to submit a writing sample if requested. Candidates should have strong research, writing, and organizational skills and the ability to manage both research and administrative tasks. Candidates will work in a professional environment and should be comfortable interacting with the public. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Microsoft Publisher) is required. The internship stipend will be $2,200.
The Seven to Save program is the Lowcountrys only comprehensive, proactive preservation outreach program, designed to focus the work of the Preservation Society of Charleston in a constructive way, delivering intellectual and financial resources to raise awareness and support for key preservation projects in Charleston and the region. Seven sites, representative of seven broader issues, are announced each year in May with a three-year goal to make a difference. Work associated with each site might include protective easements and ordinances, historic resource surveys, National Register nominations, preservation and stabilization plans, adaptive use plans, historic research and markers, community workshops and training, hands-on clean-up and fix-up efforts, fundraising, and special events, and public awareness campaigns.
Project: Research the developmental histories of several Charleston neighborhoods within Charlestons Upper Peninsula and identify buildings that could potentially be eligible for the new Abandoned Buildings Revitalization Act.