Career Opportunities

Spring 2022 Charleston Justice Journey Internship

preservation-admin , October 12, 2021

SPRING 2022 CHARLESTON JUSTICE JOURNEY INTERNSHIP
ONE POSITION AVAILABLE

The Preservation Society of Charleston (PSC) is seeking one paid intern for the 2022 spring semester (10 hours per week for 15 weeks from Monday, January 10 – Friday, April 29) to work in support of the PSC’s ongoing research and mapping initiative, the Charleston Justice Journey (CJJ). Through the CJJ, the PSC seeks to highlight sites and stories important to the journey toward racial equality in Charleston, while conveying the relationship of this journey to the historic built environment.

Project-specific duties will include archival research, data collection in the field, 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 advance CJJ, as well as the opportunity to conduct independent research and develop content for publication on the CJJ website. All duties will contribute to the Preservation Society’s work to elevate the narrative of Charleston’s underrepresented, African American history.

Eligibility:

  • All candidates must be currently pursuing, or in recent receipt of, a degree in history, African American studies, historic preservation, planning, urban studies, or a related
  • Applicants must be proficient in historical and archival research
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are
  • 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 work in the PSC office and remotely as internship duties require. The intern must be based in the Charleston area to access local research institutions, visit historic sites throughout the city, and meet with PSC staff as needed. The intern will report to the Manager of Preservation Initiatives and Community Outreach Coordinator in support of internship tasks. The position will receive a $2,500 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 12, 2021 to Anna-Catherine Carroll, Manager of Preservation Initiatives, at accarroll@preservationsociety.org. No phone calls please.

 

Learn more about the Charleston Justice Journey at
preservationsociety.org/charleston-justice-journey

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