The Vieux Carré Commission offers a number of opportunities for interns in the areas of preservation advocacy, archival, research and writing, building inspections, appropriateness assessment, and mapping. The Commission office is small, but interns have the opportunity to mold their internship to meet their interests and goals.
Candidates should be available to work at least two days a week (14 hours per week). Internships are volunteer and unpaid. However, if funding is available, interns will receive a stipend for their service.
Areas of opportunity include:
Intern would be responsible for filing permits, keeping the VCC project files organized and intact, answering phones, and assisting with the preparation of VCC public hearings. The intern would also assist the VCC Director in a multitude of tasks. This requires knowledge of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
2. Library sciences/archival/ digitization
Intern would be responsible for sorting and organizing VCCs small library, creating a working list of available resources, scanning/digitizing photographs/slides/documents, and creating a searchable database for VCC and public utilization. This intern should be computer literate, have exceptional organizational skills, and ideally be interested in library sciences or resource digitization (but not necessary).
Intern would assist staff in research for ongoing projects conducting research using the Public Library, Tulane University, and other nonprofit resources to create a comprehensive understanding of the buildings development.
Intern would edit the current VCCs guidelines for immediate public use and staffs reports, and compose minutes and violation letters. This intern should have a strong background in writing and Microsoft Word.
Intern would assist the VCC Building Inspector; specific responsibilities would include, reviewing past violation notices to determine which properties have applied for repairs or resolutions, maintaining a list of non-complying properties, photographing those properties, contacting property owners, and assisting in the administrative adjudication process.
6. GIS Mapping
Intern would input VCC property data into GIS systems to create an interactive, user-friendly map. This requires some knowledge of GIS mapping or ESRI, or a strong background in computer sciences.
Interest in our internships is welcomed year round. For questions about this opportunity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.