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Posted: 05/10/2014

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Denver Field Office

The National Trust’s signature program “National Treasures” provides targeted assistance to nationally significant yet critically endangered historic places across America. We are seeking interns to help us research places that could be considered as future National Treasures – one intern in our Denver Field Office, and one in our Washington, DC Office. National Trust internships are an ideal way to learn more about preservation and earn great real world experience in preparation for a career in this or an allied field. The intern will have the opportunity to gain insight into the workings of a national non-profit advocacy organization, working alongside seasoned preservation professionals and making lasting connections with staff and partners dedicated to our cause – saving the past to enrich the future. This internship offers a $2,000 stipend. Projected dates are approximately June 10-August 1, but with some flexibility.

National Treasures Internship
Internship Opportunity
Denver, CO
Open Until
Until Filled

The intern will complete research on sites that are part of the National Trusts pool of prospective Treasures to help determine if the resources are nationally significant, and to identify threats or challenges currently facing those sites. 

The research will help to enhance a database of projects, producing a casebook of potential National Treasures projects that provides information needed by key stakeholders for decisions about assignment of staff time and resources.

Research will include online research as well as outreach via phone and email to key project partners,

A particular focus of the internship in Denver will be identifying significant yet endangered Latino heritage sites to be added to the National Treasures pool of prospects.


Intern should have strong research skills with experience in historic preservation and familiarity with Excel and Word. 

Strong written and verbal communication skills are important, with an ability and comfort level connecting professionally with people by phone and email.

Experience in outreach to and engagement of culturally diverse partners and constituents is preferred.

For the Denver intern, bi-lingual fluency in English and Spanish is preferred; familiarity with or personal connections to Latino cultural heritage, community networks or related resources is a plus.

How to apply
To apply, please include a cover letter in the body of a message and email your resume as a Word, PDF or Text document to 178007-CS-815@nthp.hrmdirect.com The National Trust for Historic Preservation an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. The National Trust for Historic Preservation actively seeks opportunities to include members of these groups in its programs and activities

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