Preservation Scholars Summer Internship: EXTENDED DEADLINE!

Preservation Scholars Summer Internship:
Application Deadline April 3

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Internship offered by: The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission; placement within the Texas Historical Commission
Application deadline: April 3, 2020
Internship timeline: 8-week, full-time internship occurs between June and August
Stipend: $5,000 (for full 8-week period)

The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission’s Preservation Scholars Program offers students from underrepresented ethnic and cultural backgrounds, as well as those from non-traditional academic backgrounds, exposure to the field of historic preservation and the wide variety of academic specializations that can be applied to this work. Whether studying history, architecture, material sciences, graphic design, literature, or economics, among other majors, students interested in learning more about how their area of study can be applied to historic preservation are encouraged to apply.

Students accepted into the program are placed within the Texas Historical Commission (THC) for an eight-week, full-time, paid summer internship (June-August). Working with THC staff, Preservation Scholars gain experience in the fields of architecture, archeology, economic development, downtown revitalization, heritage tourism, and more.

During the internship, scholars will complete a rotation among all THC divisions headquartered in Austin to better understand the interdisciplinary nature of historic preservation, and will complete a special project based on the student’s primary area of interest.

Preservation Scholars receive a $5,000 stipend provided by the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission.

To apply, students must meet all eligibility requirements, determine their top three preferences for internship projects, complete the online application, and submit unofficial transcripts and two letters of reference. Application deadline is April 3, 2020.  

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By Chelsie Aldridge
Chelsie Aldridge