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Posted: 05/22/2014

Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation was founded in 1980 to preserve the architectural heritage and cultural history of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo. GVSHP is a leader in protecting the sense of place and human scale that define the Village’s unique community. Our programs include: Educational outreach in the form of public lectures, tours, exhibitions, and publications; A school program that teaches children about Greenwich Village history and architecture; Preservation leadership on such issues as preservation of the South Village; Preservation projects that promote an understanding of the Village’s historic importance, such as the Greenwich Village Preservation Archive and Oral History Project; Consultation services on a wide variety of preservation issues, with GVSHP serving the community as historian, educator, archival resource, and technical consultant.

Research Intern
Internship Opportunity
New York, NY
$12 per hour

GVSHP offers internships for motivated individuals looking to gain experience in historic preservation or a non-profit environment. Internships are paid, and we are happy to work with students who would like to complete an internship for college credit. We make every effort to tailor internship experiences to fit an interns skills and interests. Internships are available for both students (undergraduate, graduate, and international) and non-students.

Potential Tasks for Interns:

  • Research, document and photograph buildings in our neighborhoods not currently protected by landmark designation.

  • Conduct additional architectural, social, and cultural research at local archives, such as the New York Public Library and the Municipal Archives, and through online sources, such as ProQuest and Ancestry.com.

  • Help staff respond to inquiries from the public regarding aspects of the Villages architectural and cultural history.

  • Attend and document public meetings of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, local community boards, and various local community groups.

  • Assist staff with various administrative tasks, such as document filing, data entry, and mailers.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please send cover letter and resume to Amanda Davis, Director of Preservation and Research at adavis@gvshp.org or by mail to: GVSHP, 232 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003.
Amanda Davis

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