Career Opportunities

Special Projects Internship: Summer 2023

preservation-admin , February 21, 2023

The Preservation Society of Charleston is seeking a paid Special Projects Intern for Summer 2023 (up to 35 hours per week for 10 weeks). The projected internship period is Monday, June 5 – Friday, August 11, 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, data collection, 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 summer’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 currently pursuing, or in recent receipt of, a degree in historic preservation, planning, urban studies, history, 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.
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a plus, but not required.

The intern will report to the Manager of Preservation Initiatives in support of internship tasks. The position will receive a stipend of $5,500, which will be paid every two weeks over the duration of the internship. Please submit applications consisting of a brief cover letter, a resume, an academic or professional reference, and an academic writing sample. All files to be submitted in a single document by Friday, March 10, 2023 to Anna-Catherine Carroll, Manager of Preservation Initiatives, at No phone calls please.

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