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Posted: 02/20/2018

The National Trust for Historic Preservation
Historic Sites - Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst is a cool place to spend your summer. One of the most important Hudson River estates, Lyndhurst is A. J. Davis's masterwork. With structures dating from 1838 to 1911 and a spectacular 67 acre landscape on the Hudson River, this amazing setting can be your summer home. Interns work under the NTHP Restoration Project Manager and assist in the physical preservation of this incredible National Historic Landmark site.

Historic Preservation Intern
Internship Opportunity
Tarrytown, NY

Be prepared to get your hands dirty really dirty! Interns in 2018 undertake Phase I stabilization of the c.1910 swimming pool building, returning the brick & stone exterior of the pool/swim tank structure to read as it did originally. We will be providing experience in project planning, research, materials investigation, stabilization, remediation and reconstruction. It will include carpentry, masonry, roofing and other trades, as well as museum and historic sites exposure. This project will occupy interns the entire summer, paving the way for future restoration and preservation efforts.

Through fieldwork and field trips, students will experience the challenges and opportunities facing staff who steward these amazing historic structures for the public benefit. Previous interns have come from programs around the nation (Cornell, SCAD, RWU, MTSU, UAH, Clemson, Penn, Austin, UVM) and the world (China, India, Korea, Canada, France, Germany), and we have a VERY high success rate for interns who have gone on to other professional, collegiate and internship positions.

--You must be a Historic Preservation MA/MS, BA/BS student (or in an allied field of study), or a recent graduate of such a program.
--The internship begins Monday June 4, and is completed Thursday August 16, with a four-day workweek Monday-Thursday, 32 hours a week. Candidates must be able to commit to being on-site each workday during this period, no exceptions. There is a one-week hiatus July 2-6.
--This internship does not require you to have previous fieldwork skills or experience, but highlighting the abilities you do have in your cover letter will enhance your presentation.
--You must be able to carry 50lb. loads as we will be doing masonry work with cement, bricks and other materials.
--You must be comfortable using a ladder and working on an elevated platform (with proper training & supervision) as we will be doing window, wall and roof evaluation and repair.

One of the internship positions MAY be extended into the Fall and Winter months for the right candidate.  We encourage applications from students fulfilling graduate-level OPT, University required praciticum, fellowship slots. We are a diverse workforce and encourage applications from anyone who fulfills our internship requirements as stated herein.

The internship pays a stipend of $150 per week, with comfortable housing provided on site free of charge. You can see NYC from here, and it is easily accessible by train. You can even make this your base for interviewing for post-internship positions in New York. We have grown this program into one of the most exciting hands-on HP internships out there- do not miss this opportunity.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Apply by email ONLY to trichmond@savingplaces.org. NO PHONE CALLS!!! Send resume, references, and listing of Historic Preservation classes. Include a cover letter detailing how you believe this internship will benefit you, and the skills you bring to the position.
Thomas Richmond
Phone: 914 631-4481
635 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591

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