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Posted: 03/02/2015

Thousand Island Park Corporation
Thousand Island Park Preservation Board and Landmark Society

Thousand Island Park, a privately held corporation, was founded in 1875 as a Methodist Camp Meeting Association. The entire Park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. The Thousand Island Park Landmark Society along with the corporate appointed Preservation/Architectural Review Board are dedicated to the protection and preservation of the Park’s unique architecture of over 300 late 19th and early 20th century residences and public buildings, and sense of place on Wellesley Island along the St. Lawrence River. For more information visit www.thousandislandslife.com back issues, April 8, 2008 “Perfecting a Place, Thousand Island Park” by Paul Malo.

Historic Preservation Intern
Internship Opportunity
Thousand Island Park, NY
Open Until


Type: Internship Opportunity to work with both the Historic Preservation Board, which exists to maintain the historic architectural integrity of the community, and the Landmark Society which provides education and outreach about and for the community at large.

Compensation:  Position is paid for the duration of 8 weeks from June 21, 2015 to August 15, 2015 in the amount of $1000. Hours are somewhat flexible and can vary from day to day depending on complexity and timing of the projects needing attention. Housing:  Cottage owners have volunteered to offer room and board to the intern on a revolving basis.


+Attend Preservation/Architectural Review Board and Landmark Society meetings.

+Assist with inter-face between Board, contractors, cottage owners, the public at large, asneeded.

+Accompany Board members on site visits, meetings with contractors and cottage owners.

+Research and archival responsibilities.

+Public education as it relates to preservation policy in TIPark.

+Assist Preservation office administrator with preservation-related duties in the    Corporation and Landmark offices.

+Serve as docent one day a week in the Landmark building.

+Assist with summer programs and exhibitions.

+Grant writing with supervision.

+Pursuit of special projects which the intern might wish to develop.


Benefits of an Internship Include: 

+Experiencing the preservation field outside the classroom, preservation advocacy, and public relations.

+Tangible and practical applications of new construction and its impact on the local historic district.

+Introduction to the local contractors, preservation consultants and professionals (advisors on the Board), Preservation and Landmark supporters and allied associations.

+Gaining of practical knowledge of how historic communities deal with rules and regulations imposed by todays building codes.

+How not-for-profits function.

How to apply
How to Apply: Interested candidates, graduate and undergraduate (Historic Preservation and/or Architectural History majors preferred but not required) must submit a resume and a recommendation from a current professor by March 27, 2015. Send electronically to Bob Sharlow: tiparkcorp2@twcny.rr.com Subject Line: Intern Program. Applicants will be notified by April 25, 2015.
Bob Sharlow

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