The Western Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a national, private, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America's communities, seeks applicants for Web2.0 Internship – Western Regional Diversity and Modernism/Recent Past. The intern will assist Western Office staff with general and project specific content generation and migration to PreservationNation.org (PN). The Western Office is located in San Francisco.
PreservationNation.org is more than just the National Trust's website, it’s part of an organization-wide branding, outreach, engagement, and communications project – a virtual town square where people can share proven tools, make connections, and get inspired to save historic places. Web2.0 interns will work in various departments as well as our Regional Offices to assist in migrating material to our new Content Management System and in using Web2.0 technology to create a more engaging and interactive web presence for the Trust.
The intern will assist in developing pages regarding the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s work on Modernism and the Recent Past and the Western Office’s special preservation and fundraising project with the Munras Murals at Mission San Miguel in San Miguel, CA. The intern will also assist the Western Office in updating and uploading existing content such as information on its diversity initiatives, regional newsletter content, and its photograph collection.
TERMS: This is a paid internship beginning June 16, 2008 and is expected to last through August 15, 2008. The intern will receive a stipend of $3,000 during the internship. Relocation costs not provided.
QUALIFICATIONS: Self-sufficient computer skills and proficiency in MS applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint required; database experience highly desirable. Familiarity with social networking concepts and CMS-based websites such as Convio is a plus, as is an understanding of Adobe Photoshop, and project planning. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to analyze and organize a large volume of information are essential; knowledge of or interest in historic preservation, architectural history, advocacy, or community outreach desirable; and initiative, independence, attention to detail, and flexibility essential.
POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED: Please type or paste your cover letter into the body of a message and email your resume as a Word, PDF or Text attachment to 19618-CSfirstname.lastname@example.org
For a more detailed description of this internship opportunity see: http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/career-opportunities/internship-information