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Research, mortar and plaster Internships in Athens, NY
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Contributed By: Sarah Gonek
Email The Author: sarahzaris@gmail.com
Website: http://www.howardhallfarm.com/

The following internships are available at the Howard Hall Farm Restoration Project:

All of the internships take place on the site of a 220-year-old Federal style home in Athens NY, which serves as a classroom and laboratory. The site offers a unique environment for hands-on learning and offers specific restoration challenges that are distinctive to this region.

RESEARCH INTERNSHIP:

This is our most flexible internship, and we tailor it specifically the intern's interests in conjunction with our project. Whether your fascination is with historic structures, green technology, historic processes, media, or just research in general, we'll find a place for you.  We'll work with your school to get you independent study credits when applicable.

REPOINTING AND REBUILDING STONE AND BRICK INTERNSHIP:


(Students will learn and practice techniques passed down
for centuries using historic lime mortar as in days of yore)
Duration: one week
Accepting 3 Interns

Interns will engage in hands-on repointing and stone rebuilding work using traditional methods of approach for masonry restoration. They will learn directly from Reggie Young, the founder of our historic restoration/green technology project, who studied brick and stone pointing with John Speweik of the U.S. Heritage Group of Chicago. No experience is necessary. This internship is designed to give participants a taste of this ancient process and is ideally suited for anyone interested in getting their hands dirty and learning a bit about the history of these ancient techniques.

When applicable, HHF will work with your school to make sure you can receive class credit for your studies here.


HISTORIC LIME PLASTER INTERNSHIP:
Duration: one week
Accepting 3 Interns

Students will learn the benefits and processes involved in using historic lime plaster instead of more modern techniques. By using these ancient, environmentally friendly materials, structures are actually given "room to breathe", and can last much longer than buildings treated with more contemporary methods. Students will be trained by our plaster expert, Sean (also trained in the line of John Speweik's internationally renowned processes) to learn the multifaceted uses of this visually luscious material. No experience is necessary. This internship is designed to give participants a taste of this ancient process and is ideally suited for anyone interested in getting their hands dirty and learning a bit about the history of these ancient techniques.

When applicable, HHF will work with your school to make sure you can receive class credit for your studies here.

For more information, or to apply for an internship, call 518-945-1253
or email: howardhall.farm@gmail.com

Howard Hall Farm encourages applications from people of every ilk. Just send your name, resume, and a sentence or two letting HHF know which internship interests you, and why, and your contact information. We'll call you to schedule an interview.

To learn more about HHF, visit:
http://howardhallfarm.com/


Keywords: internship, historic, green technology, mortar, plaster, research

Posted: October 30, 2007
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