Summer Internships Available. Maine Preservation’s Most Endangered Historic Properties Program in combination with hands-on experience in the field with Preservation Timber Framing
Application Deadline: April 20, 2009
Maine Preservation is Maine ’s statewide nonprofit education and advocacy organization dedicated to the preservation of Maine 's irreplaceable architectural heritage. We seek a self-motivated summer intern currently enrolled in a historic preservation graduate program to join us in a unique, memorable and highly rewarding nine-week internship which offers an opportunity to apply your skills while learning how preservation really works.
Your time will be divided between Maine Preservation and a highly-regarded restoration firm in Maine, Preservation Timber Framing, Inc. You will assist Maine Preservation’s staff with the 15 th annual Maine’s Most Endangered Historic Properties Program and with other activities. Then you will work with Arron Sturgis, Vice President of the Maine Preservation Board of Trustees and owner of Preservation Timber Framing, based in Berwick, Maine, who will provide guidance and supervision in the hands-on preservation repair work. Throughout this internship, you will work with preservation professionals, property owners and community leaders. You will acquire a greater understanding and appreciation for the public and private sector roles in protecting, preserving and advocating for historic resources and the physical work involved in preserving historic resources.
Dates of Internship: June 1 to July 31, 2009 (nine weeks, exact dates are negotiable) – 40 hours per week, 360 hours, with potential of additional paid hands-on time in the field.
Stipend: Compensation is provided at a $10 per hour rate by Preservation Timber Framing (or possibly more based upon experience) for the five weeks while on the job. Maine Preservation provides no cash stipend during the four-week internship, however.
Housing: Intern must arrange for his/her own housing and have a car available for travel.
Intern Responsibilities with Maine Preservation will include:
- Site visits to new nominations to Maine’s Most Endangered Historic Properties Program
- Research status of previously listed properties
- Preparation of press releases and website information
- Preparation or promotional articles, including photos and captions, for summer issue of Maine Preservation News and other magazines/press/media
- Preparation of display materials, photographs, graphics and photo captions
- Other office-related help.
Intern Responsibilities with Preservation Timber Framing to be determined, but will include:
- Carpentry, etc. work on historic rehabilitation/restoration project(s)
Please email your letter of interest, resume and brief preservation-related writing sample (1-3 pages, Word attachments only) by April 20, 2009 to Robert O’Brien, Assistant to the Director, Robert@MainePreservation.org.
For more information and to view photos of Most Endangered alumni properties, visit http://www.mainepreservation.org/Endangered/index.shtml.