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🔗Jean League Newton, AIA, Historic Preservation Internship

  • Full Time
  • Internship
  • Macon, GA
  • $2,000 USD / Year
  • April 28, 2023
  • Job Qualifications:
    • Current high school junior or senior, college student or graduate-level student in historic preservation, architecture or closely aligned field.
    • Candidate must be able to work independently and have excellent organizational, research and computer skills.
    • Knowledge of and appreciation for Macon and Georgia history is a plus.
    • Preference will be given to students from historically underrepresented groups.
  • How to Apply:

    Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume and three references (including one professor or teacher) to  The cover letter should include a project proposal for HMF to consider.

  • Contact Name: Ethiel Garlington
  • Application Email:
  • Application Address: 950 Third St. Macon, GA 31201

Website Historic Macon Foundation

Since our founding in 1964, Historic Macon Foundation has served as the regional historical society and preservation organization of note. Our mission is to revitalize communities by preserving architecture and sharing history. Our vision is to be the premier preservation organization in the nation. Historic Macon saves Macon’s architectural treasures by purchasing, rehabilitating and selling structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition, Historic Macon educates the public about the importance of Macon’s history and architecture, runs events to help celebrate Macon’s unique assets. Our programs in economic development and neighborhood revitalization are award winners on a national scale and serve as a model for other preservation and revitalization organizations.

The primary role of this position is to assist with the research, interpretation and development of programming for the Ellamae Ellis League House. League was a prominent 20th century Macon architect and the mother of Jean League Newton, the inspirer and namesake of this internship. The League House has been used as a single-family residence since its construction and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. The last owner generously donated the home to Historic Macon Foundation at the beginning of 2022 and funding for its restoration is currently being finalized. This position will assist in, among other tasks, the following activities:

  • Conducting archival research on the home’s construction and development;
  • Researching Ellamae Ellis League and her family’s occupation of the home;
  • Creating interpretive signage for the property;
  • And developing a walking tour of the home.

This position will also participate as needed with the following activities during the internship:

  • Assisting the Lanier Education Coordinator with executing Historic Macon’s yearly Box City Summer Camps from June 19-June 30. The selected intern must be available to work for the full duration of the camps;
  • Conducting conditions surveys for easement monitoring reports during the month of July (training and supervision will be provided);
  • Helping the Director of Preservation Field Services with the preparation and submission of historic rehabilitation tax incentive applications (training and supervision will be provided);
  • Other clerical or administrative duties may be assigned as necessary during the internship.

This position reports to the Director of Preservation Field Services and works closely with staff, board members and numerous committee members and volunteers. The successful intern will be focused, well-organized, efficient and thorough.  The individual will also be an excellent researcher, who is capable of effectively communicating preservation research and theory to the general public.  We are looking for a team member who brings professional skills in historic preservation, architecture or a closely aligned field.

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