Learn about opportunities to get involved and support the Archive Project with your time, skills, and knowledge through volunteering and internships.
Would you like to help the Archive Project preserve preservation’s past? We are a not-for-profit organization and rely on volunteers and interns to support our important work. Below are a few ways that you can get involved. Contact us for more information.
While there are no volunteer or intern roles available at the present time, we do welcome the help of volunteers when capacity permits. When positions are available, they typically fall into one of the primary fields listed below. Resumes and inquiries for future work may be sent to [email protected].
Preservation History Database
We are constantly updating this educational resource and need skilled writers, editors, and knowledgeable professionals to research, write, review, and fact-check both existing and new entries. Contact us to view a list of potential topics—there is sure to be a significant place, person, organization, or public policy that will interest you!
Oral History Interviewers
There are many opportunities to become involved with ongoing or past oral history projects, including researching potential interviewees, drafting lists of questions, editing videos, and formatting interview materials for presentation on our website. Individuals with the necessary skills and background knowledge can also be paired with preservationists to interview them and document their stories.
Archives & Collections
While we are not a permanent collecting institution, we maintain relationships with libraries and archives across the city, and work to ensure collections find a proper home. In certain circumstances, we are able to accept and house collections in our offices. Volunteers are essential in this process. Furthermore, the best way to help us achieve our mission is to guarantee the protection of your own preservation papers, photographs, and ephemera. Conservation of these documents ensures that the story of historic preservation in New York City can be accurately told and properly publicized. For help in documenting your preservation story or for guidance on finding a home for your papers, please contact us.
Events & Outreach
Volunteer at one of our many programs for the chance to get hands-on event planning experience while mingling with leaders in the preservation field.
Administrative Assistance & Support
We can always use help around the office, with tasks ranging from stuffing envelopes to grant writing. We are particularly in need of individuals with experience in web design and social media.