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Posted: 12/21/2016

History Colorado
Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation

Established in 1879, History Colorado is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and an agency of the State of Colorado under the Department of Higher Education. We offer public access to cultural and heritage resources of Colorado, including statewide museums and special programs for individuals and families, collection stewardship of Colorado’s historic treasures, educational resources for schools, students and teachers, services related to preservation, archaeology and history, and the Stephen H. Hart Research Library. History Colorado’s statewide activities support tourism, historic preservation, education and research related to Colorado’s rich western history, offering the public unique opportunities to interact with Colorado history through its network of museums which offer engaging exhibitions and special programs for adults and children. Through our education programs, we work with schools across the state to provide classrooms and teachers with important resources and curriculum related to Colorado history, and offers local communities resources that help them to enrich historical-related community based programs. Through the State Historical Fund historic preservation grants program, History Colorado has awarded millions in competitive grants to all 64 counties across Colorado, which has resulted in a more than $1.5 billion impact on Colorado’s economy. As the State Historic Preservation Office, the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation handles the processing and documenting of statewide archaeological and historic preservation related projects.

Historic Preservation Internship
Internship Opportunity
Denver, CO

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


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How to apply
Submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Manager of Volunteer Services Emily Dobish, emily.dobish@state.co.us. **A condition of employment is the successful completion of a background check.
Emily Dobish
Phone: 3038663961
1200 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

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