The New York Preservation Archive Project offers internship positions to qualified students and professionals with special interests in historic preservation, oral histories, and archives.

Interns are given the opportunity for immersion in a not-for-profit environment. In addition to involvement in the daily operations of the organization, interns are asked to assist in a range of ongoing projects and programs. The position therefore involves excellent written and oral communication skills, experience with computers, web design, and social media, and knowledge of and interest in New York history and historic preservation.

Potential tasks can include researching, writing, reviewing, and fact-checking Preservation History Database entries; working on oral history projects, including researching interviewees, drafting lists of questions, editing videos, and formatting interview materials; helping with the proper storage, handling, and inventory of our preservation-related archival collections; assisting at events and programs; and administrative assistance and general office support.

Interns should be able to commit 10-15 hours per week, which may also be done remotely. Scheduling and precise start and end dates are flexible. Past interns gained credits from participating internship programs at Columbia University, Pratt Institute, NYU, and more.

To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest in the position in PDF format to [email protected].

Above: Executive Director Matthew Coody at the Archive Project's office; Courtesy of the New York Preservation Archive Project