Advocacy Alerts

SUMMER 2021 CHARLESTON JUSTICE JOURNEY INTERNSHIP

preservation-admin , March 5, 2021

The Preservation Society of Charleston (PSC) is seeking one paid intern for summer 2021 (up to 30 hours per week for 10 weeks from Wednesday, June 2 – Friday, August 6) 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 and convey the relationship of this journey 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 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, 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.

Due to social-distancing requirements, a majority of the intern’s time will be spent working remotely. However, 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 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 29, 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 charlestonjusticejourney.org