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Faith and John Gaw Meem Preservation Trades Internship, Historic Santa Fe Foundation (Santa Fe, NM)
Historic Preservation Blog from PreservationDirectory.com - internship, new mexico, santa fe, hands on, adobe
Contributed By: Mara Saxer
Email The Author: mara@historicsantafe.org
Website: http://www.historicsantafe.org

The Historic Santa Fe Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Faith and John Gaw Meem Preservation Trades Internship. The 10-week program begins June 17, 2019 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It permits a qualified student working in architecture, planning, design, or a similar field to gain hands-on experience in the theory and practice of preservation by working with foundation board members and staff.

The program began in 2005. Past interns have been students or alumni of institutions including the University of New Mexico, Belmont College, Columbia University, the historic preservation and restoration program at Clatsop Community College and USC.

The Organization

The Historic Santa Fe Foundation (HSFF) is an organization that has contributed to the preservation and knowledge of the city since its founding in 1961. Our mission is to preserve, protect and promote the historic properties and diverse cultural heritage of the Santa Fe area, and to educate the public about Santa Fe's history and the importance of preservation.

Program Goals

The Preservation Trades Internship exists to provide:

Preservation trades training – hands-on adobe work, carpentry, window restoration, etc.

Exposure to the daily workings of a local preservation organization

Opportunities to observe local, state and federal preservation agencies as well as
other preservation organizations in action

To connect emerging professionals with others in the field

Participant Duties

Work under the direction of HSFF staff to perform maintenance, repairs and conservation of historic properties in northern New Mexico

Attend monthly meetings of the HSFF Board

Attend bi-weekly meetings of Santa Fe’s Historic Districts Review Board

Observe activities of staff of city, state and federal agencies involved in preservation efforts

Attend and assist with HSFF events during term of internship

Prepare and present an evaluation report on internship experience at the conclusion of the term

Internship Qualifications

Priority is given to applicants who are currently admitted to, enrolled in or recently graduated from a college-level preservation program; have prior experience in construction; wish to gain experience in preservation trades; and ideally have basic skills in carpentry, masonry and related trades; and own their own tools. Intern must be available for ten weeks starting June 17, 2019.

Compensation

Intern will be compensated for 40 hour weeks at the rate of $11.50 per hour plus housing. Intern is responsible for food, transportation to and from Santa Fe, and
within Santa Fe while in the program, with mileage compensation for travel to and from work sites.

To apply

For more information on the intern program, and to download an application form, visit:

https://www.historicsantafe.org/internship

Complete and return the application by March 1, 2019 to:

Historic Santa Fe Foundation
545 Canyon Road
Suite 2
Santa Fe, NM 87501

or email to mara@historicsantafe.org.

For more information on the work and mission of the Historic Santa Fe
Foundation visit www.historicsantafe.org.


Keywords: internship, new mexico, santa fe, hands on, adobe

Posted: January 21, 2019
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