AIDS Walk in Baltimore, 1988. Photo from Chase Brexton.

Now Accepting Applications: Maryland LGBTQ History Intern

11/16/2018
By Preservation Maryland

Preservation Maryland is now accepting applications for a paid internship to conduct research and a survey of historic places in Maryland associated with LGBTQ history and culture.

Preservation Maryland is leading a statewide coalition to identify, organize, document and share important places of LGBTQ history and heritage in Maryland. The Maryland LGBTQ Collaborative includes representatives from academia, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

The intern will work with the Collaborative to gather, evaluate, organize, standardize and share a database of addresses from across Maryland. Locations of special significance may be added to the LGBTQ America map on HistoryPin which is sponsored by the National Park Service and be featured on the Preservation Maryland blog.

This foundational work will inform the Collaborative as it seeks to perform additional historic research to inform future amendments or nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.

Skills: Knowledge of historic research techniques in Maryland, experience with property data management, comfortable making phones calls and interacting in a small office environment. Education or experience in historic preservation, architectural history, public history, history, a plus. Must be familiar with Microsoft Office.

When/Where: Interns will report to the Preservation Maryland office in Baltimore City two to three days a week on a flexible daily/weekly schedule. Travel within Baltimore City and beyond expected. Driver’s license is required and access to a personal vehicle is preferred.

Compensation: This is a part-time paid internship. Travel stipends and reimbursemnets may also be available. If applicable, Preservation Maryland will work with selected applicant to receive academic credit for their work. This position is funded in part by Preservation Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust through the joint Heritage Fund grant program.

To Apply: To apply, send your resume with relevant experience in a PDF format to submit@presmd.org with the subject line: Maryland LGBTQ History Intern. Include a brief summary of your experience and interest in the internship in the body of the email, no need for a formal cover letter. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the position will remain open until it is filled. The target start date is in January 2019.

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