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🔗Maine Civic Halls Internship

  • Internship
  • Downeast, ME (Remote)
  • 20 USD / Hour
  • Job Summary: The Maine Civic Halls Initiative, a joint project of Greenhorns, the Friends of Liberty Hall, and Maine Preservation seek an intern to research civic halls Downeast.
  • Job Qualifications:

    ●      Interest in community organizing/development
    ●      Care for rural communities and their needs
    ●      Student of history/anthropology/regional planning/historic preservation
    ●      Strong written and verbal communication skills, good with people
    ●      Cultural competence and the ability to work in rural areas
    ●      Ability to conduct in-depth quantitative and qualitative research

    Preferred Skills & Experience
    ●      Experience and interest in one or more of the following areas: community-based planning, sustainability and resiliency, architecture and urban design, historic preservation, real estate, and economic development
    ●      Experience with community-based mapping and digital forums for skill-building
    ●      Facilitation of small groups, supporting community visioning or charrettes
    ●      Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to successfully advance multiple projects
    ●      Strong emotional intelligence skills

    There is no education requirement for this internship, but applicants should possess a demonstrated interest in or experience with related subject areas such as history, anthropology, sociology, historic preservation, regional/urban planning, or other relevant fields.


  • How to Apply:

    To apply, please fill out this Google Form, including:
    ●      a resume;
    ●      a cover letter; and
    ●      a work sample that demonstrates relevant skills (such as a writing sample, meeting or educational materials created, and/or excerpt of a research paper, or portfolio, 10 pages/5 MB maximum).

    The application deadline is January 30, or open until the position is filled.

  • Application URL:

Website Maine Preservation

Maine Preservation is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving historic places, buildings, downtowns and neighborhoods, strengthening the cultural and economic vitality of Maine communities.

The Civic Halls intern will survey and study the current use of civic halls by fraternal organizations and community groups in Downeast Maine, with the aim of identifying areas where additional support could be valuable. This may include historic preservation grants, technical assistance, networking on topics of interest such as insurance and recruitment, or programming support/formats/funding.

The intern will report to Maine Civic Halls Initiative Advisory Committee, who will facilitate:
●      Rigorous onboarding, methodology, and work plan review
●      Weekly check-in meetings and progress reports thereafter
●      Final project report

This internship pays $20/hr for 10-20 hours a week as a fixed 10-week contract with Maine Preservation. Applicants can consider remote work, but must attend a mandatory orientation in person.

The intern may choose to accept the offer of subsidized housing and food allowance at the Greenhorns campus in Pembroke, ME during all or part of the work period. This consists of a dormitory room at Grey Lodge, 12 Little Falls Rd in Pembroke, and access to laundry, organic food supplies, and the Reversing Hall agrarian library collection.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact for details.


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    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at

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