Jobs and Internships


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The Providence Preservation Society welcomes student interest in internships in preservation, public engagement, and nonprofit management throughout 2020. Interns will learn and work in a team-based, collaborative environment and play an important role in advancing one or more areas of PPS’s mission. Interns will work closely with staff and devote approximately half their time to training, participation in daily operations, and general contributions to ongoing work at PPS. The remainder of their time will be devoted to independent work on an independent project, to be developed in consultation with their supervisor. Successful interns will possess exceptional communication skills, an enthusiasm for making history accessible to the public, intellectual curiosity, and good humor. PPS offers internships in the areas of preservation, programs & events, and communications. Specific institutional needs vary from year to year, and interns’ scope of work will be refined in consultation with staff.

Internships are best suited to college students in a variety of disciplines, but PPS will also consider high school and graduate-level students on a case by case basis.

Work-study students are strongly encouraged to contact PPS for paid, part-time work placement. PPS enthusiastically invites students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in preservation and history careers to contact PPS about internship opportunities. No previous experience required.


PPS does not provide housing and/or work stipends. All internships are unpaid, with the exception of work-study students seeking off-campus work placement and students participating in the City of Providence’s summer jobs program.


The Providence Preservation Society accepts applications for the spring semester, summer, and fall semester on a rolling basis. PPS can accommodate up to two interns at a time during any given timeframe. To apply, please send a one-page letter outlining your academic and professional interests along with a current resume to

Download the full internship description here.


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