PSC Now Accepting Spring 2024 Internship Applications

preservation-admin , October 13, 2023


The Preservation Society of Charleston (PSC) is seeking a paid Special Projects intern for spring semester 2024 (10 hours per week for 15 weeks). The projected internship period is Tuesday, January 16 – Friday, April 26, but may be adjusted to meet candidates’ needs at the discretion of PSC staff. The purpose of the internship is to advance the Preservation Society’s advocacy and preservation initiatives through survey-based fieldwork, archival research, and qualitative analysis.

As the PSC seeks to promote sustainable growth, resilient design, and inclusive planning policies, we rely on strong data to inform our work. This spring’s intern will conduct research and documentation on development and growth trends affecting our built environment, as well as work on long-standing programs and initiatives to elevate Charleston’s underrepresented histories.

As part of the PSC team, the intern will also have the opportunity to collaborate regularly with PSC Staff and community stakeholders, attend site visits, and participate in organizational events. A primary goal of the PSC’s internship program is to engage interns as much as possible in our daily advocacy and preservation work to provide experience-based education and professional development for students seeking career opportunities in historic preservation and related fields.


  • All candidates must be based in the Charleston area.
  • Applicants will possess relevant educational or professional experience in the fields of historic preservation, community planning, African American studies, public policy, public history, anthropology, or a related field.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required; applicants must be comfortable interfacing professionally with community members as a PSC representative.
  • Experience with archival research and/or GIS is preferred.

The intern will work in the PSC office and remotely as internship duties require. The intern will report to the Manager of Preservation Initiatives and Preservation Coordinator in support of internship tasks. The position will receive a $2,800 stipend, 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 (name and contact only), and an academic writing sample.

All files to be submitted in a single document by Friday, November 3, 2023 to Anna-Catherine Carroll, Manager of Preservation Initiatives, at accarroll@preservationsociety.org. No phone calls please.

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