If you need to strengthen your resume with more marketable skills or just want to experience working for a non-profit that is a leader in saving America’s historic places, then consider joining us as an intern. We are seeking to introduce the best and brightest to the business of historic preservation through place-based, hands-on learning. If you are energetic, responsible, interested in architecture, culture, heritage, and/or history, then HistoriCorps is the ideal place to intern during our Spring, Summer, or Fall internship sessions. Just as with any other internship, you will be expected to learn by assisting with a broad spectrum of tasks, but unlike most other internships, you will have the chance to join nearby HistoriCorps projects and be out in the field! Note: This position is currently unpaid.
Interns will help office and field staff develop and manage historic preservation projects on public lands by partaking in event organization, logistical operations, volunteer recruitment, and public engagement. Interns will gain valuable professional experience in an exciting non-profit environment.
HistoriCorps is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides volunteers of all skill levels with a hands-on experience preserving historic structures on public lands across America. Volunteers work with HistoriCorps field staff to learn preservation skills and put those skills to work saving historic places that have fallen into disrepair. HistoriCorps works to ensure America’s cultural and historical resources can be enjoyed for generations to come.
Since its founding in 2009, HistoriCorps has preserved more than 250 historic buildings and structures in 26 states and logged over 124,000 volunteer hours. HistoriCorps’ mission is to save and sustains historic places for public benefit through partnerships that foster public involvement, engage volunteers, and provide training and education.
Assigned tasks may be both in the office and in the field. This part-time, temporary internship accommodates a moderately flexible schedule. Interns should expect to work approximately 15 hours per week.
Interns may explore a variety of roles within the organization. This position will primarily support HistoriCorps’ marketing and communications team. As a small-but-mighty nonprofit, there is always something to do. Come ready to try new things and meet new people!
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite;
• Must be either a student at an accredited academic institution of higher learning or a recent graduate
• Must have a valid driver’s license;
• Must have and be willing to use personal camping equipment;
• Must have and be willing to use personal vehicle (mileage will be reimbursed);
• Positive attitude, energetic, and good with people;
• Good writing and editing skills;
• Good organizational and time management skills;
• Passion for HistoriCorps’ mission.
POTENTIAL SKILLS ACQUIRED:
• Familiarity with popular nonprofit tools, including Constant Contact, Survey Monkey, and WordPress Recruitment, marketing, and public relations skills;
• Ability to communicate using a variety of social media and internet technologies as well as traditional mediums;
• Working knowledge of historic preservation on the ground, in the field;
• Experience within an entrepreneurial nonprofit environment;
• Craftsmanship skills (e.g. power tools, carpentry, roofing, etc.).
• Opportunity to progress toward earning the HistoriCorps Institute Certificate in Heritage Conservation and Construction;
• Opportunity to participate in hands-on historic preservation projects;
• Opportunity to earn credit from an academic institution, contingent upon institution’s approval;
• Preferred Enrollment Status with future projects;
• Certificate of Completion awarded upon successful completion of internship;
HOW TO APPLY:
Start and end dates are flexible contingent on application. Please send a resume and letter of interest (maximum 350 words), all in PDF form, to Hameed Alnassar at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information email or call 720-390-6087.