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, museum studies, communications, and marketing.
Please visit this link to see a glimpse of the summer of 2014 MAIN program: http://mainprogram.tumblr.com/
There are eight organizations participating in the 2015 Summer M.A.I.N. Program for historic preservation organizations. Each organization will be hosting one intern for the duration of the 9-week program. For those 9-weeks the intern will work at least 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. Historic Madison, Inc.
6. Madison Area Chamber of Commerce
7. The Heritage Trail Conservancy
8. 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 create/lead 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, community development, and/or other related fields.