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Posted: 08/18/2015

Historic Nashville Inc.
Marketing and Communications

Established in 1968 and renamed in 1975, Historic Nashville, Inc. (HNI) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 membership organization with the mission to promote and preserve the historic places that make Nashville unique. Over the years, HNI has successfully advocated for the preservation of such historic places the Ryman Auditorium, Union Station, Hermitage Hotel, 2nd Avenue & Lower Broadway and Shelby Street Bridge, as well as neighborhood historic districts throughout the city. In 1982, HNI established the state’s first Preservation Easement program and currently owns easements on 16 historic landmarks with a market value of over $50 million. HNI hosts an annual membership meeting, publishes an Annual Report, maintains a website, hosts educational programs such as Behind-the-Scenes tours, an annual fundraiser called the Brick & Mortar Bash and the annual Nashville Nine list of the city’s most endangered historic places.

Community Outreach Intern
Internship Opportunity
Nashville, TN

Historic Nashville, Inc. (HNI) is seeking a Community Outreach intern to act as a liaison between HNI and local Nashville businesses and organizations. The Community Outreach intern will serve the organization by promoting HNIs mission, work and goals in Nashville, TN. This leads to a greater public understanding and interest which in turn helps facilitate fund raising efforts and give attention to local historic preservation. 



  • Research and identify local business in the Nashville, TN area that are related to or have an interest in historic preservation
  • Communicate with those identified either via email, phone or in-person
  • Create and foster partnerships with local businesses with this mission or interests in Nashville, TN
  • Act as a liaison between HNI and community partners to further the organizations goals
  • Support and explain HNIs mission
  • Meet with local business owners and organization leaders
  • Take part in community events with local businesses and organizations
  • Maintain and provide handouts or reports on HNI
  • Maintain a list of established working relationships with local businesses and organizations
  • Approval for decisions must be presented to the HNI board members
  • Promote the communitys desire to support the organizations mission
  • Increase awareness of local historic preservation



  • Be responsible, hard-working, ethical and committed to the mission of HNI
  • Be able to work independently 
  • Possess a high level of organizational skills and be detailed oriented
  • Possess solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Be skilled at a variety of computer programs, e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Be able to juggle multiple tasks
  • Answer inquiries timely
  • Possess an interest in nonprofit career and/or historic preservation


Time Commitment: Minimum of 15-hours per week; minimum 6-month commitment

Compensation: This is an unpaid position. Position offers an excellent opportunity to work on substantive projects, gain experience in this field and can result in a great reference. College credit for undergraduates may be available.

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How to apply
Email cover letter and resume to media@historicnashvilleinc.com, with “Application for Community Outreach Intern” in subject line.

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