Desired Schedule: 8 hours a week (any day Monday - Friday).
Broad Scope of Position: The intern will assist in the operations of the Certified Local Government program developing resources and programs to enhance and improve the knowledge base and operations of local historic preservation commissions across Colorado while encouraging additional communities in the value of certification. Working with the Director of Preservation Programs for the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, the intern will have the opportunity to learn how historic preservation works in a real world setting.
Specific Tasks Include:
Developing a spreadsheet of regulations for each of the 57 CLGs.
Planning and organizing regional CLG meetings
Designing and editing monthly case studies
Contacting non-CLG communities to discuss value of Certification
Outcomes: Colorado has 57 Certified Local Governments; student would be reviewing each of these CLGs local preservation ordinances, providing excellent insight on how each organize, enact and provide preservation services in their respective local communities. The internship will teach the intern how historic preservation works, including successes, challenges, and opportunities. By the end of the internship, the intern will have gained first-hand knowledge of the local planning process with particular emphasis on historic preservation planning.
Desired Skills/Academic Field of Study:
Coursework in historic preservation, history, city/regional planning or architecture
Experience with Excel Spreadsheets
Ability to communicate both in writing and speaking
Attention to detail
Excellence in organizing groups, presentations, and documentation