Be a part of the National Trust’s summer internship program and join 15-20 other interns working on individual projects, as well as attending weekly brown bag lectures, tours of historic places, and other education activities.
The intern will spend the majority of his or her time writing short case studies for the National Main Street Center’s website and national journal. The case studies will be about projects and initiatives related to historic-preservation-based economic development and will fall under one of the four elements of our revitalization methodology – theMain StreetFour-Point Approach. This can include building rehabilitation success stories, nonprofit organization development issues, events in historic districts, small business development, and other stories related to community development. The intern may also update reinvestment statistics for our “Great American Main StreetAwards” (GAMSA) to local revitalization programs throughout theUS.
About 20% of the intern’s time will be spent enhancing theMainStreetSolutionCenter-our online database of sample documents. This project involves collecting new documents from contacts at local programs or searching for them online for theSolutionCenterand uploading them to the online database.
This project will teach the intern the elements of successful community revitalization, and allow him/her to fine tune interpersonal communication, writing, and research skills. The intern will also learn about the Main Street Four-Point Approach to commercial district revitalization. The intern will also develop a series of writing samples for his or her portfolio.
Strong research and writing skills; interest in community revitalization; interpersonal skills that include conducting phone interviews; aptitude for learning new technology; curiousity for learning. Writing sample required.
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How To Apply
To apply, please include a cover letter in the body of a message and email your resume as a Word, PDF or Text document to 87079-CSfirstname.lastname@example.org. Position open until filled.
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