The City of Cambridge Cambridge Historical Commission is looking for graduate school-level, volunteer intern candidates. This is a volunteer/non-paid internship available starting Fall 2013. Candidates are ideally available for 12 - 20 hours/week. Those selected will be working closely with professional level historic preservationists on research, project permit review, and community outreach efforts. The position offers an enriching experience for advanced historic preservation and/or planning students wishing to gain hands-on practice in a local preservation commission. The department has a preference for interns who can commit to a 6-month internship; however 3 month internships are also possible.
Position Summary/Job Description
The intern will perform a variety of duties including but not limited to: providing technical preservation assistance to members of the public; reviewing projects in historic preservation overlay zones for compliance with district objectives and guidelines. Tasks may include:
* Community meeting preparation, participation and outreach
* Preparation of presentations
* Review project proposals (building plans) for compliance with district guidelines
* Issue-specific research and analysis
* Writing property histories
* Web site maintenance
* Various general support duties
* Experience or education in Urban/Regional Planning, Architecture, Historic Preservation
* Familiarity reading architectural plans
* Word, Excel, PowerPoint proficiency
* Available minimum 12 hrs./week.
* Ideal candidates have an interest in the history of the City of Cambridge, enjoy problem-solving, are highly motivated, detail-oriented, and have superior writing skills.