The Madison, Indiana M.A.I.N. Program
The goal of the Madison Advanced Intern Network (M.A.I.N.) is to open up the City of Madison and its top-notch preservation-associated organizations to highly qualified and passionate historic preservation minded students. This 9-week internship program will provide students and recent graduates with valuable hands-on experience in research, program development, and field work in historic landscapes, historic preservation, community development, heritage tourism, and museum studies.
About Madison, Indiana:
Located on the Ohio River Scenic Byway in Southern Indiana, Madison is truly a quaint "river town" even offering a marina for those visitors traveling by boat. As Charles Kuralt wrote after a visit to Madison, "For me the princess of the rivers is unquestionably Madison. It is the most beautiful river town in America."
With 133 blocks (over 2,000 structures) of the countrys most notable architecture all listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Madison is Indianas largest historic district. Three sites, The Lanier Mansion State Historic Site, the Shrewsbury-Windel House, and Eleutherian College are designated as National Historic Landmarks. Madison has been awarded National Historic Landmark District designation joining Savannah and Charleston as national treasures.
There are seven organizations participating in the 2014 Summer M.A.I.N. Program. Each organization will be hosting one intern for the duration of the 9-week program. For those 9-weeks the intern will work full-time, 40 hours a week, for one of the following organizations. Each organization offers a unique project and job description. You may view each organizations job description below. When applying, please list your first, second, and third choice placement.
1. City of Madison, IN- Office of Historic Preservation and the Office of Community Relations and Development
2. The Cornerstone Society, the Indiana Landmarks affiliate in Jefferson County
3. Visit Madison, Inc.
4. Madison Main Street Program
5. Madison Chamber of Commerce
6. The Heritage Trail Conservancy
7. Jefferson County Historical Society
Although the interns will be working independently at their respective host organization during the work day, there will be opportunities for collaboration and networking. As part of the program, the interns will also partake in tours, trades work-shops, and a lecture series.
Program Requirements and Expectations:
- Either a senior or recent graduate in an undergraduate program or a current or recent graduate of a graduate program.
- Major with an intent to pursue a career in architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, heritage tourism, museum studies, and/or community development.
- GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Availability to work from June 2, 2014-August 1, 2014.
- Housing is provided.
- Interns will receive a $1000 stipend.