Open Internship: Public History & Heritage Tourism Internship

01/15/2020
By Preservation Maryland

Preservation Maryland is pleased to offer a number of internships throughout the year, including a Public History & Heritage Tourism Internship through our Waxter Internship Program.

Internship Details

Project: Seek out, explore, research and write about interesting stories and places of Maryland history; convert those to blog posts and social media posts on a regular basis that may be featured on the Preservation Maryland blog or PreserveCast podcast. See our blog and/or Facebook page for examples. Preservation Maryland has priority topics including researching locations of enslaved people and the Underground Railroad in Maryland related to our statewide project in partnership with the Department of Tourism. 

Topics may include: Researching Maryland history and architecture, summarizing historic preservation projects, following-up with grant and award winners, creating and posting to a communications/social media calendar, creating media and outreach communications lists, and assisting as needed in the office.

Skills: General computer literacy, proficient in online historic research, familiarity with social media, comfortable making phone calls and participating in a small office environment. Experience in design, journalism/reporting, photography/photo editing, and blogging/social media a big plus. In addition to the general application materials, please provide a writing sample suitable for a short essay or blog post.

When: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with the intention of filling the position in early Spring 2020.

Where: Preservation Maryland office in Baltimore City, and/or remotely.

Compensation: Preservation Maryland will work with selected applicants to qualify for academic credit houses, intern requirements, and/or provide an hourly wage starting at $11/hour. Approved mileage and travel expenses will be reimbursed.

How to Apply

To apply, send an email to submit@presmd.org with COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP in the subject line and attach a PDF version of your resume and a writing sample suitable for a short essay or blog post; no cover letter needed. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. If you have any questions, please contact, Meagan Baco, Director of Communications at mbaco@presmd.org.

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