Fall 2018 Internships

The Neighborhood Preservation Center is offering two internship positions in fall 2018 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 intern’s skills and interests.  There may be times when we ask for help with other projects going on in the office if more assistance is needed. Internships are available for both students (undergraduate and graduate) and non-students.

Public Programs & Outreach Internship

Description: This internship will include the planning and implementation of our fall public programs. The position will include the following tasks:

  • providing support prior and at our various public programs;
  • writing social media posts and e-blasts to advertise our public programming;
  • assisting with the maintenance of our social media outlets; and
  • continuing with the creation of a comprehensive guide to our Peg-Leg Pete Tour Series, which will require writing scripts and recording audio, updating an online map, and researching historic buildings. 

Requirements:This candidate must have experience with event/program coordination and social media platforms. Ideally, the candidate will have prior knowledge of Microsoft Suite and graphic design. Must be detail-oriented, have strong writing and communication skills, and the ability to work both individually and with peers.  

Database & Website Management Internship

Description: This internship will focus on the updating and editing of NPC’s online content, including databases and website. The position will include such tasks as:

  • verifying and updating of our mailing list databases;
  • assisting with updating the organization’s website, including its three online databases;
  • helping to sort and catalog our reference library; and
  • facilitating an on-going archival project by filing and sorting.

Requirements: This candidate must have experience with database management and an interest in library science and archives. Prior knowledge with Filemaker and website design is ideal. The candidate must be detail-oriented, have strong communication and critical thinking skills, and be able to work both individually and with peers.

Other duties for both internships will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • maintaining our NYC Landmarks Designation Report database;
  • responding to research inquiries from the public; and
  • assisting with various administrative tasks, such as document filing, data entry, and mailers.

Please send cover letter and resume to Kayte Handler by Monday, September 10 via email info(at)neighborhoodpreservationcenter.orgor by mail to: Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003.