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🔗Preservation Internship

  • Internship
  • Part Time
  • New York, NY
  • $18.25 USD / Hour
  • August 1, 2024
  • Job Summary: The MAS Preservation Intern will support MAS staff on long- and short-term projects and day-to-day work including researching, drafting, and presenting advocacy positions and testimony, developing educational resources and tools, and more.
  • Job Qualifications:
    • Familiarity with historic preservation policy and programs within New York City, New York State, and the United States.
    • General knowledge of New York City agencies and processes related to the public realm, land-use, zoning, and historic preservation.
    • Broad understanding of current issues in city planning, urban design, and historic preservation (local and national).
    • Excellent research, writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills, including a working knowledge of academic research standards and ethics.
    • Extremely organized, detail-oriented, accuracy-driven, and responsible.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to work both independently and within a collaborative team context, and experience working with diverse communities and people.
    • Experience successfully managing projects to completion.
    • Experience with GIS software such as ArcMap™, ArcScene™, ArcGIS Pro, and CARTO™ a plus.
  • How to Apply:

    The application deadline is August 1, 2024.

    To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and writing sample via email to with “Preservation Intern Fall 2024” in the subject line of your email message. Address all correspondence to “Preservation Intern Search Committee.”

    Please do not call or reach out to MAS staff directly.

  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: MAS is currently operating on a hybrid schedule of two days in, three days out schedule, which is subject to change. We have a small team. Our office is in Midtown Manhattan.
  • Application URL:
  • Application Address: 488 Madison Avenue #1900 New York, NY 10022

Website Municipal Art Society of New York

The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) lifts up the voices of the people in the debates that shape New York’s built environment and leads the way toward a more livable city from sidewalk to skyline

The MAS Preservation Internship is a one-year grant-funded opportunity for a historic preservation graduate student interested in exploring how the field of preservation can be transformed to center equity and inclusion, support diverse layers of history and culture in our city, and be part of the solution for confronting our climate crisis and housing crisis. The intern will work with the MAS Planning and Policy team to advance the organization’s mission, particularly the preservation advocacy agenda, and support MAS’s Enduring Culture Initiative (ECI). As part of ECI, the intern will have a key research role, focusing on programs and policies across local, State, and Federal levels that have the potential to address historic inequities in the preservation field and support resilient communities.