Public History & Communications Internship

By Dana Cohen

Preservation Maryland is seeking a Public History & Communications intern through our Waxter Internship Program.



Project: Seek out, explore, research, and write about interesting stories and places in 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 the PreserveCast podcast. See our blog and/or Facebook page for examples. Additionally, Preservation Maryland is looking for support in editing existing blogs as we migrate content to a new website in Spring 2022. 

Topics may include: Researching Maryland history and architecture, summarizing historic preservation projects, creating and posting to a communications/social media calendar.

Skills: Strong writing skills, general computer literacy, proficient in online historic research, familiarity with social media. Experience or coursework 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 2022.

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

Compensation: Preservation Maryland will work with selected applicants to qualify for academic credit hours, intern requirements, and/or provide an hourly wage starting at $12.20/hour. Approved mileage and travel expenses will be reimbursed.


To apply, send an email to 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 Dana Cohen, Director of Communications at the email noted above.

Dana Cohen · Director of Communications

As an award-winning communications professional who creates and manages strategic campaigns, Dana works with our team and partners to tell the stories about our important preservation work and highlight what makes Maryland’s historic buildings, communities, and landscapes special.

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