The Preservation Society seeks to inspire and promote an appreciation for the value of preservation to enrich the lives of people everywhere. Furthering our mission to protect, preserve, and present our collection includes fostering the next generation through internship opportunities.
An internship at the Preservation Society combines practical experience, collaboration with our professional staff, and exposure to various aspects of general non-profit operations. Interns will gain valuable skill sets, learn about workplace interactions, and gain further insight into their professional interests.
Interns will work on various assignments related to department initiatives, ranging from administrative tasks and special projects, to research opportunities. Assignments are dependent on the Preservation Society’s needs and the intern’s individual strengths and interests.
The Preservation Society hosts interns from a wide variety of academic backgrounds who have an interest in preservation, art, history, museums, and business operations. The type of internships vary from department to department, and may be paid, unpaid, or for academic credit.
Applications are reviewed and decisions made on a rolling, first-come, first-considered basis. Applications and resumes are accepted year round, even if a specified position is not available or advertised. Internships typically happen in three cycles. Summer: May-September, Fall: September – December, Spring: January – April. Applications should be submitted 3-4 months before desired cycle.
Open to current undergraduate juniors and seniors, current graduate students, or recent graduates (within one year) from a bachelor's or master’s level program. Current freshmen and sophomores are not eligible to apply for internships but are welcome to join the Volunteer Community.
Download and complete the application below, and email along with a copy of your most recent transcript, a letter of reference (from a non-relative, preferably a professor or academic advisor) and letter of interest to
Your letter of interest should describe the type of internship for which you are applying, your qualifications, and desired learning outcomes.
Download the Internship Application
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