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Posted: 01/13/2015

City of Madison, Indiana
Office of Historic Preservation

About Madison, Indiana: Located on the Ohio River Scenic Byway in Southern Indiana, Madison is truly a quaint "river town" even offering a marina for those visitors traveling by boat. As Charles Kuralt wrote after a visit to Madison, "For me the princess of the rivers is unquestionably Madison. It is the most beautiful river town in America." With 133 blocks (over 2,000 structures) of the country’s most notable architecture all listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Madison is Indiana’s largest historic district. Three sites, The Lanier Mansion State Historic Site, the Shrewsbury-Windel House, and Eleutherian College are designated as National Historic Landmarks. Madison has been awarded National Historic Landmark District designation joining Savannah and Charleston as national treasures.

Internship Opportunity
Madison, IN


The Madison, Indiana M.A.I.N. Program:

The goal of the Madison Advanced Intern Network (M.A.I.N.) is to open up the City of

Madison and its top-notch preservation-associated organizations to highly qualified and passionate historic preservation minded students. This 9-week internship program will provide students and recent graduates with valuable hands-on experience in research, program development, and field work in historic landscapes, historic preservation, community development, heritage tourism, museum studies, communications, and marketing.


Please visit this link to see a glimpse of the summer of 2014 MAIN program: http://mainprogram.tumblr.com/




There are eight organizations participating in the 2015 Summer M.A.I.N. Program for historic preservation organizations. Each organization will be hosting one intern for the duration of the 9-week program. For those 9-weeks the intern will work at least 40 hours a week, for one of the following organizations. Each organization offers a unique project and job description. You may view each organizations job description below. When applying, please list your first, second, and third choice placement.


1.      City of Madison, IN- Office of Historic Preservation and the Office of Community Relations and Development

2.      The Cornerstone Society, the Indiana Landmarks affiliate in Jefferson County

3.      Visit Madison, Inc.

4.      Madison Main Street Program

5.      Historic Madison, Inc. 

6.      Madison Area Chamber of Commerce

7.      The Heritage Trail Conservancy

8.      Jefferson County Historical Society


Although the interns will be working independently at their respective host organization during the work day, there will be opportunities for collaboration and networking. As part of the program, the interns will also partake in tours, trades work-shops, and create/lead a lecture series.


Program Requirements and Expectations:

-         Either a senior or recent graduate in an undergraduate program or a current or recent graduate of a graduate program.

-         Major with an intent to pursue a career in architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, heritage tourism, museum studies, community development, and/or other related fields.


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How to apply
Please follow the following link to the application: http://madison-in.gov/DocumentCenter/View/185 All questions regarding the M.A.I.N. Program may be directed to: Julianne Steger- Preservation Coordinator for the City of Madison, IN. Phone:(812)-274-0283 Email: preservation@madison-in.gov In order to be considered for a position, all application material must be received no later than February 28, 2015. Please email or mail the complete application and required documents to: Julianne Steger preservation@madison-in.gov Office of Historic Preservation City of Madison, IN City Hall 101 W. Main Street Madison, IN 47250
Julianne Steger
Phone: 812-274-0283
101 W. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250

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