Internships

The St. Mark’s Historic Landmark Fund offers internships for motivated individuals looking to gain experience in historic preservation or a non-profit environment.  Over its history, the Landmark Fund and Neighborhood Preservation Center have been fortunate to have a talented and dedicated group, and we thank them all. 

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 hands and assistance are needed. Internships are available for both students (undergraduate and graduate) and non-students.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Wyatt Cmar, Program Administrator, by email info@neighborhoodpreservationcenter.org or by mail to: Internships, St. Mark’s Historic Landmark Fund, 232 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003.

Potential Areas of Responsibility for Interns:

Resource Center Internship

Description:  The Neighborhood Preservation Center, a project of the St. Marks Historic Landmark Fund, is seeking an intern to coordinate our public resources pertaining to New York City buildings, organizations, and institutions.   The intern would assist in our Resource Referral Service—a custom-designed database that links the public with organizations, institutions and individuals that can assist them with inquiries related to neighborhood improvements, community revitalization, and historic preservation.  Secondary responsibilities will include updating and maintaining resources at the Center which include our reference library and NYC Landmarks Designation Report Database, and responding to research inquiries by the public.

 Requirements:  This internship is a great opportunity for someone interested in historic preservation, historic research, library science, and urban planning.  The candidate should be detail-oriented, organized and have some research and database management experience.

Architecture/Facilities Management Internship

Description:Responsibilities of this internship will include contributing to a comprehensive facilities manual for the historic Ernest Flagg Rectory, which is managed by the Landmark Fund and houses its Neighborhood Preservation Center project.  The intern will document current conditions and research the building systems of the historic Ernest Flagg Rectory to St. Mark’s Church In-the-Bowery, a 1901 Beaux Arts building designed by Ernest Flagg

Requirements:  This internship is a great opportunity for someone interested in architecture, engineering, building conservation, historic preservation and/or environmental design.  The candidate should have familiarity with building systems, architectural details in historic structures, and ideally some experience with architectural drawings.

Peg-Leg Pete Scavenger Hunt Internship

Description:  An intern will help to supplement the newest edition of Peg-Leg Pete's Bouwerie Tour, adding a new layer of history on the footprint of Stuyvesant’s historic farm.  This edition’s layer focuses on the social and cultural history of the East Village during the Gilded Age.  The intern will assist in the publication of the Bowerie tour and help to coordinate our annual Peg-Leg Pete Scavenger Hunt, which will take place during Five Dutch Days Five Boroughs.

Requirements: This internship position would be perfect for someone with an interest or background in architectural history, community development, urban planning and/or historic preservation.  The candidate should be detail-oriented, have strong writing skills, and research experience.

History/Archives Internship

Description: An intern will work on an ongoing architectural and social research of the St. Mark’s Historic Landmark Fund and the Ernest Flagg Rectory, which today houses the Landmark Fund’s Neighborhood Preservation Center project.  Potential aspects of the internship include archival documentation, library research, and preparation of an exhibition of the ongoing project for our openhousenewyork program. 

Requirements: This internship position would be perfect for someone with an interest or background in architectural history, community development, library science, museum studies, and/or historic preservation.  The candidate should be detail-oriented, have strong writing skills, and research experience.