Civil Rights Research Internship

Preservation-Society , March 6, 2020


The Preservation Society of Charleston (PSC) is seeking one paid intern for summer 2020 (up to 30 hours per week for 10 weeks from Tuesday, June 2 – Friday, August 7) to work in support of the PSC’s ongoing civil rights research and mapping initiative, the Charleston Justice Journey (CJJ). Through the CJJ, the PSC seeks to highlight sites important to the journey toward equality in Charleston and convey the relationship of these sites to the historic built environment.

Project-specific duties will include archival research, data collection in the field, photography, community outreach, content development, and associated administrative duties. Educational value to the intern will include: experience working closely with PSC staff and community partners to shape and advance the CJJ, opportunity to conduct independent, academic research and develop content for the CJJ website, and the ability to attend unique site visits citywide.


  • – All candidates must be currently pursuing, or in recent receipt of, a degree in history, historic preservation, planning, urban studies or a related field.
  • – Applicants must be proficient in historical and archival research methods.
  • – Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • – Ideal candidates will demonstrate an ability to collaborate and achieve results with supervision, including ability to interact professionally with key internal and external stakeholders as needed.

The intern will report to the Manager of Preservation Initiatives in support of internship tasks. The position will receive compensation of $12.00 per hour, which will be paid every two weeks over the duration of the internship. Please submit applications consisting of a brief cover letter, a resume, one academic or professional reference, and an academic writing sample. All files to be submitted in a single document by Monday March 30, 2020 to Anna-Catherine Carroll, Manager of Preservation Initiatives, at No phone calls please.

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