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Historic Preservation Intern, Presidio Trust (San Francisco, CA)
Historic Preservation Blog from PreservationDirectory.com - building, landscape, field assessment, NHPA, resource identification
Contributed By: Karen Braseth
Email The Author: Interns@PresidioTrust.gov
Website: https://www.presidio.gov/presidio-trust

Historic Preservation Intern, Presidio Trust (San Francisco, CA)

The Presidio Trust is seeking a Historic Preservation Intern to serve as a key member of our Legal Compliance and Preservation team.

  • Start Date: June 10, 2019

  • Length of Position: 10 weeks

  • Schedule: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday schedule  

  • Compensation:

    • Option 1: No housing needed, $18.44/hour and commuter benefits

    • Option 2: A housing option is available. If housing is needed, indicate that in your cover letter and compensation/housing details will be provided as part of the interview process.

Our ideal candidate is an individual who wants to learn how to make building and landscape specific treatment recommendations based on site conditions, research, and standards. Working closely with and being mentored by the Historic Compliance Coordinator, this internship includes conducting archival research, fieldwork and writing a report for one or more historic buildings in the Presidio. If you want to learn how to determine if projects meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and gain valuable experience in research, resource identification, and the preparation of technical documents, this internship is for you.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Research buildings and landscapes in archives, Widen, and project files

  • Conduct field assessment/surveys

  • Develop resource specific treatment recommendations based on SOI standards

  • Develop a technical report to support the management of a resource

  • Participate in National Historic Preservation Act NHPA compliance review of various proposals to determine if projects will meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards

     

Required

 

  • An active graduate student in an MA or MS historic preservation or closely related field

  • Strong archival research skills

  • Familiarity with building systems and materials

  • Proficient understanding of architectural styles

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task

  • Strong work ethic with the ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities

  • Teamwork skills, including ability to work collaboratively, efficiently, and at times independently

  • Solid computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

 

Desired

 

  • Experience participating in architectural surveys

  • Experience preparing written reports documenting historic resources

  • Ability to present information and respond to questions from colleagues


Why Apply

  • Gain professional development in a team setting

  • Learn how to make building and landscape specific treatment recommendations

  • Learn how to determine if projects meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards

  • Gain valuable experience in research and the preparation of technical documents


To Apply 

Interested candidates should apply by email with cover letter, resume and contact information for at least two references to Internship Coordinator Karen Braseth at interns@presidiotrust.gov. PDF format is preferred but Microsoft Word versions are acceptable. Your cover letter should provide a brief explanation of your interest in the position relative to your future educational and career goals. If you have any special skills or interests, please include those. The resume should outline the applicant’s relevant experience and include contact information for two references familiar with the applicant’s previous work or academic experience.



      Keywords: building, landscape, field assessment, NHPA, resource identification

      Posted: February 26, 2019
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