The Neighborhood Preservation Center is offering two internship positions in fall 2019 for motivated individuals looking to gain experience in historic preservation and/or a non-profit environment. These internships are a great opportunity for someone interested in historic preservation, research, library science, and livable cities.
All internships are unpaid, but we are happy to work with students who would like to complete an internship for school credit. We make every effort to tailor internship experiences to fit an interns skills and interests. There may be times when we ask for help with other projects going on in the office if more assistance is needed. Internships are available for both students (undergraduate and graduate) and non-students.
Public Programs & Outreach Internship
Description: This internship will include the planning and implementation of our public programs and communications. The position will include the following tasks:
- providing support prior and at our various public programs and events;
- writing and maintaining social media posts and e-blasts;
- assisting with needs of constituent groups;and
- responding to research inquiries from the public.
Requirements: This candidate must have experience with event/program coordination and social media platforms. Ideally, the candidate will have prior knowledge of Microsoft Suite and graphic design. Must be detail-oriented, have strong writing and communication skills, and the ability to work both individually and with peers.
Documentation & Research Internship
Description: This internship will focus on our comprehensive Peg-Leg Pete Tour Series. The position will include the following tasks:
- writing scripts from existing walking tours;
- recording and editing audio;
- conducting research for comprehensive guide and map; and
- assisting with preparation of audio tours for public use.
Requirements: This candidate must have an interest in recording audio and exploring the historic East Village neighborhood. Ideally, the candidate will have experience with writing and performing historic research. Must be detail-oriented, have strong communication skills, and the ability to work both individually and with peers.
Other duties for both positions may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- maintaining our NYC Landmarks Designation Report database;
- general office management including answering phones; and
- assisting with various administrative tasks, such as document filing, data entry, and mailers.