Summer 2019 Internship

The Neighborhood Preservation Center is offering an internship position in summer 2019 for motivated individuals looking to gain experience in historic preservation and/or a non-profit environment. These internships are a great opportunity for someone interested in historic preservation, historic research, library science, and urban planning. 

The internship is unpaid, but we are happy to work with students who would like to complete the internship for school credit. We make every effort to tailor internship experiences to fit an intern’s skills and interests.  There may be times when we ask for help with other projects going on in the office if more assistance is needed. Internships are available for both students (undergraduate and graduate) and non-students.

Documentation & Research Internship

Description: This internship will include the continuation of our comprehensive Peg-Leg Pete Tour Series.The position will also include the following tasks:

  • writing scripts from existing walking tours;
  • recording and editing audio;
  • conducting research for comprehensive guide and map;
  • updating existing tours; and
  • assisting with preparation of audio tours for public use.

Other duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • maintaining our NYC Landmarks Designation Report database;
  • responding to research inquiries from the public;
  • general office management, including answering phones; and
  • assisting with various administrative tasks, such as document filing, data entry, and mailers.

Requirements: This candidate must have experience with writing and historic architectural research. Ideally, the candidate will have prior knowledge of guiding tours, editing audio, and NYC history. Must be detail-oriented, have strong communication skills, and the ability to work both individually and with peers.  

Please send cover letter and resume to Kayte Handler by May 24th via email info(at) or by mail to: Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003.