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Posted: 03/04/2015

Lyndhurst, A Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Historic Sites

Recognized as one of the most important intact 19th century Hudson River estates, Lyndhurst is considered A. J. Davis's masterwork. With fifteen buildings that range in age from 1838 to 1911, a spectacular landscape comprised of 67 acres of parkland located on the banks of the Hudson River and only 30 minutes by train from New York City, this amazing setting can be your summer home. While the site is large, the full-time staff is small. Interns who choose to spend their summer here will be folded into the day-to-day operations and preservation of this incredible National Historic Landmark site.

Preservation/Restoration Intern
Internship Opportunity
Tarrytown, NY
Open Until
Until Filled

Historic preservation Bachelor and Masters Degree candidates as well as recent graduates are invited to apply for one of three positions. This internship position provides hands-on experience restoring and repairing significant historic structures. Interns shall work under the supervision of the Restoration Project Manager, and have the opportunity to work with international masters degree students from the École du Louvre Paris.


The internship is a 35-hour per week position, Monday-Friday for a 10 week period starting June 1st. Interns should be prepared for both indoor and outdoor work, with appropriate clothing.  This summer interns shall focus on repairs to an important steel frame greenhouse and the restoration of an 1895 shingle style bowling alley, believed to be the oldest, two lane, regulation alley in the United States. Hands-on experience to a level not offered at other historic properties. The estate is so unique we have the ability to develop the internship to you talents and skill level. Through fieldwork and field trips, students will gain practical understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing staff who steward these amazing historic structures for the public benefit.


Applicants must frequently stand while working, climb ladders and work from platforms. He/she is required to bend, kneel, and climb while performing work in all manner of environmental conditions.  The physical effort required is considered moderate and requires occasional lifting or handling of objects or materials up to 50 pounds.  


For future job seekers, the combination of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the prestige of Lyndhurst and the practical experience you gain will be a resume builder. All of this can happen in one of the most beautiful spots in the county.


How to apply
Please apply via email to Krystyn Hastings-Silver, Associate Director at ksilver@savingplaces.org making sure to include a resume, references, and a complete run down of classes in Historic Preservation or related areas that will be completed by may 15. Finally, include a letter of interest detailing how you believe this internship will benefit you and what skills and interest you bring to the position. No phone calls please.
Krystyn Hastings-Silver
Phone: 914-303-6835
Fax: 914-631-4481
635 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591

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