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Posted: 05/20/2020


The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is the largest municipal preservation agency in the nation. It is responsible for protecting New York City's architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings and sites by granting them landmark or historic district status and regulating them after designation. The agency is comprised of a panel of 11 commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor and supported by a staff of approximately 80 preservationists, researchers, architects, historians, attorneys, archaeologists, and administrative employees. There are more than 37,300 landmark properties in New York City, most of which are located in 149 historic districts and historic district extensions in all five boroughs. The total number of protected sites also includes 1,439 individual landmarks, 120 interior landmarks, and 11 scenic landmarks. New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation The New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in 1980 to support the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission as well as to foster public awareness of preservation through educational outreach. The Foundation sponsors the Bronze Plaque, Historic District Markers, and Street Sign programs, denoting historic districts in the five boroughs of the City. For more information, please visit the Foundation's website at http://www.nylpf.org

Adolf Placzek Fellowship
Internship Opportunity
New York, NY
$4,000 for 8 weeks
Open Until

The New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation, in conjunction with the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), is pleased to announce Adolf Placzek Fellowship for the summer of 2020.  This paid fellowship is an eight-week position at the Landmarks Preservation Commission and is open to graduate degree candidates in historic preservation, architecture, architectural history or a related field.


LPC is the largest municipal preservation agency in the nation and the fellow will have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the Commission's work. While specific responsibilities will vary, the fellow will focus on several special projects. The first is to support LPCs climate change policy work; supporting LPCs efforts to encourage energy efficiency and resiliency measures in designated buildings. The second is to support LPCs work to build a digital photo archive, by researching photo archives across the country. Finally, the fellow will also support ongoing communications work of the agency, including LPCs #LoveNYCLandmarks campaign, and other work by the agency. 

The 8-week fellowship pays $4,000, commences in mid-June, and requires a commitment of 35 hours per week. The work will be done entirely remotely, as LPCs offices are closed due to COVID19.  

How to apply
Please submit resume and cover letter by email (mailed applications cannot be reviewed) to: Joscelyn McCargo, JMcCargo@lpc.nyc.gov The Landmarks Preservation Commission will only respond to qualified candidates. The Landmarks Preservation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Joscelyn McCargo

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