The Neighborhood Preservation Center is offering two internship positions in summer 2017 for motivated individuals looking to gain experience in historic preservation and/or a non-profit environment. These internships are a great opportunity for someone interested in historic preservation, historic research, library science, and urban planning.
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 interns 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 and graduate) and non-students.
Architectural Research & Writing Internship
Description: This position will include the continuation of creating of a comprehensive guide to our Peg-Leg Pete Tour Series. The project will include the following tasks:
- writing architectural descriptions;
- taking architectural photos;
- researching of buildings, people, and photographs; and
- updating past tours to include changes to building design and/or use.
Requirements: This candidate must have experience with researching and writing about architectural history and description. Ideally, the candidate will have prior knowledge on using Microsoft Suite and graphic design. Must be detail-oriented, have strong communication skills, and the ability to both work individually and with a group.
Database Management Internship
Description: This internship will mostly focus on the updating and editing of information for the NPC Resource Referral Database. This will include researching and contacting numerous organizations to verify and update their information along with determining which information is most important to make publicly available. The position will also include such tasks as:
- conducting peer exchanges between members of various organizations associated with NPC;
- assisting to sort and catalog our reference library; and
- facilitating an on-going archival project by filing and sorting.
Requirements: This candidate must be able to communicate with members of organizations city-wide with confidence and ease. Must also have strong organizational skills, database management experience, and be detail-oriented.
Other duties for both internships will include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Maintaining the updating of our NYC Landmarks Designation Report database;
- Responding to research inquiries from the public;