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Posted: 09/06/2011

Employer
St, Mark's Historic Landmark Fund
Neighborhood Preservation Center

The St. Mark’s Historic Landmark Fund looks both forward and back—back to the rich history of the St. Mark’s Church site, which it is committed to preserving—and forward to the future, to ensuring that St. Mark’s continues to flourish as a vital part of the community. The Neighnorhood Preservation Center, a project of the St. Mark's Historic Landmark fund, is dedicated to facilitating and encouraging citizen participation in the improvement and protection of New York City's diverse neighborhoods.


Position
Fall Historic Preservation Intern
Type
Internship Opportunity
Location
New York, NY
Details
unpaid
 

The St. Mark’s Historic Landmark Fund offers internships for motivated individuals looking to gain experience in historic preservation or a non-profit environment. 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 intern’s skills and interests. There may be times when we ask for help with other projects going on in the office if more hands and assistance are needed. Internships are available for both students (undergraduate, graduate, and international) and non-students.

Potential Areas of Responsibility for Interns:

Resource Center Internship

Description: The Neighborhood Preservation Center, a project of the St. Marks Historic Landmark Fund, is seeking an intern to coordinate our public resources pertaining to New York City buildings, organizations, and institutions. The intern would assist in updating our various online databases including our NYC Landmarks Designation Database and our Resource Referral Service—a custom-designed database that links the public with organizations, institutions and individuals that can assist them with inquiries related to neighborhood improvements, community revitalization, and historic preservation. Secondary responsibilities will include updating and maintaining resources at the Center which include our reference library and designation report collection, and responding to research inquiries by the public.

Requirements: This internship is a great opportunity for someone interested in historic preservation, historic research, library science, and urban planning. The candidate should be detail-oriented, organized and have some research and database management experience.

History/Archives: Building History Project Internship

Description: An intern will work on an ongoing architectural and social research on the historic Ernest Flagg Rectory to St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, which spans over 100 years. The 1901 Beaux Arts building designed by Ernest Flagg served as a residence for the Rector of St. Mark’s Church until 1988, when it was damaged by a fire. Today it houses the Neighborhood Preservation Center (a project of the St. Mark’s Historic Landmark Fund), whose services include meeting rooms, office spaces, and a Resource Referral Service to encourage the public to convene, strategize, and exchange information on place, urban planning, historic preservation, and environmental advocacy. Potential aspects of the project include an interpretive project utilizing existing research.

Requirements: This internship position would be perfect for someone with an interest or background in architectural history, community development, urban planning, graphic design, museum studies, and/or historic preservation. The candidate should be detail-oriented, have strong writing skills, and research experience.

History/Archives: Peg-Leg Pete Scavenger Hunt Internship

Description: An intern will help to supplement a new edition of Peg-Leg Pete's Bouwerie Tour to include a new layer of history that has happened on the footprint of Stuyvesant’s historic farm and connects to the history of St. Mark’s Church In-the-Bowery. The layer will focus on the social and cultural history of the East Village during the tenure that Rev. William Guthrie was at St. Mark’s Church from 1911-1937. Themes of the evolution of the neighborhood during that time—coinciding with Guthrie’s influences—include drama, poetry, dance, art, demographic changes, architecture, and activism. Based on this, a new set of questions will be developed and tested for the annual Scavenger Hunt, which will take place during Five Dutch Days Five Boroughs.

Requirements: This internship position would be perfect for someone with an interest or background in architectural history, community development, urban planning and/or historic preservation. The candidate should be detail-oriented, have strong writing skills, and research experience.

Architecture/Facilities Management Internship

Description: Responsibilities of this internship will include contributing to a comprehensive facilities manual for the historic Ernest Flagg Rectory, which is managed by the Landmark Fund and houses its Neighborhood Preservation Center project. The intern will examine current conditions and research the building systems of the Rectory to St. Mark’s Church In-the-Bowery, a 1901 Beaux Arts building designed by Ernest Flagg. In addition, the intern may research and documentation of capital projects by the St. Mark’s Historic Landmark Fund.

Requirements: This internship is a great opportunity for someone interested in architecture, engineering, building conservation, historic preservation and/or environmental design. The candidate should have familiarity with building systems, architectural details in historic structures, and ideally some experience with architectural drawings.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please send cover letter and resume to Alexis Stephens, Program Administrator by email info(at)neighborhoodpreservationcenter.org or by mail to: St. Mark’s Historic Landmark Fund, 232 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003.
Alexis Stephens
Phone: (212) 228-2781
Fax: (212) 471-9987
ADDRESS
232 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003

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