Please forward this on to any college students, professors and administrators you know. The Preservation Internship is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the many facets of preserving historic and cultural resources, work on a substantial project and get paid! The application deadline for college students wishing to pursue an eight-week historic preservation internship with the Texas Historical Commission(THC) has been extended until February 15.
In seeking to increase the diversity of professionals working in historic preservation, the internship is offered to students of African, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, or Native American/Hawaiian/Alaskan heritage who are Texas residents attending an accredited four-year college or university as a graduate or undergraduate student. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. A $5,000 stipend is provided by the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission.
“We have heard from some excellent candidates for this internship and realize that due to variable winter break schedules some schools are just now disseminating the information about this wonderful opportunity to eligible students,” said Lisa Avra, chief development officer and executive director of the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission. “We hope by extending the deadline we will receive even more worthy applications and look forward to working with these students in the near future.”
Strong consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in history, preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, archeology, downtown revitalization, or heritage tourism. Applications are available at www.thcfriends.org/diversityinternship. Contact the Friends for more information at 512.936.2189.