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Posted: 03/07/2016

Land and Community Heritage Investment Program

The New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) is an independent state authority that makes matching grants to NH communities and non-profits to conserve and preserve New Hampshire's most important natural, cultural and historic resources.

LCHIP Historic Resource Intern
Internship Opportunity
Concord, NH
$2400 for 12 weeks, plus mileage
Open Until




New Hampshires Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) seeks an intern to assist with the stewardship of LCHIP funded historic resources. The internship will provide a solid introduction to the field of historic preservation with an emphasis on:

  • Legal restrictions of preservation term easements

  • Interpretation of the Secretarys Standards

  • Monitoring and documentation of historic structures

Over the course of the internship, the intern will review term preservation easements for previously funded LCHIP projects, visit the sites, and document the current condition of resources. In addition to stewardship-related tasks, the intern will aid in the preliminary stages of LCHIPs grant round 15, scheduled to open in May, 2016. Once applications are submitted, the intern will complete a preliminary review and ranking of the projects, evaluating the applications against LCHIPs grant-making criteria.  In addition to stewardship and grant round work, the intern will aid LCHIP staff with daily activities and administrative tasks.  



The intern will work a flexible schedule agreed upon by the intern and LCHIP staff, comprising about 20 hours a week over the course of 12 weeks (June-August) for a total of 240 hours.  Work will be based at LCHIPs office in Concord, NH but will include travel around the entire state.



Applicants must be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program for historic preservation or a closely aligned field.


The ideal candidate for this position will have knowledge of preservation easements and strong understanding of the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. The ability to work independently will be important throughout the internship, though there will also be many opportunities to work with LCHIPs small, energetic staff. Photography skills are needed and reliable transportation is required. Housing is not provided as part of the internship.






How to apply
Please submit a resume, cover letter and two academic references to LCHIP’s Office Manager, Barb Beers, officemgr@lchip.org by April 1, 2016.

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