Accepting Applications! Paid Internship for Summer 2022

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Preservation Scholar Internship Program


The Providence Preservation Society welcomes student interest in its Preservation Scholar Internship Program during the summer of 2022. This paid internship provides career exploration opportunities for curious students from backgrounds historically excluded from jobs in the fields of historic preservation and cultural heritage. Students will gain experience in key areas such as advocacy, architectural history, public engagement, communications, and/or nonprofit administration. Candidates are not required to have previous interest or experience in preservation or related disciplines.

Interns will 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 work on an independent project, to be developed in consultation with their supervisor. Ongoing career mentorship is woven throughout the internship experience. Successful interns will possess strong writing and communication skills, an enthusiasm for making history accessible to the public, intellectual curiosity, and good humor.

Although this internship will be a hybrid virtual/in-person, every effort will be made to offer some safe in-person learning and mentorship opportunities. Interns can expect to interact with members of the public and PPS’s professional community. As part of the internship, students will produce one piece of substantive writing (report, blog post, presentation, etc.).

Internship Areas

PPS offers internship experience in the following areas. Our needs vary from year to year, and each intern’s scope of work will be refined in consultation with staff.


Programs & Events


How to Apply

This internship is open to rising high school seniors and college students who have not yet begun their junior year. Applicants must:

Time Commitment & Compensation

Interns work a minimum of 20 hours per week at a rate of $15.00/hour. Occasional weekend and evening hours may be required. Holidays and other time off are not paid. Housing is not provided. The 10-week internship typically begins the first week of June and ends in late August, with exact dates to be determined at time of offer.


Applicants must be rising high school seniors, rising college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors. A complete application consists of:

Please send all materials in a single PDF to Applications are due by 8:00 AM on April 4. PPS is an equal opportunity employer.

About PPS

Founded in 1956, The Providence Preservation Society (PPS) works to support and advocate for historic preservation, thoughtful design, and people-centered planning. PPS is one of the nation’s oldest preservation organizations and is supported, in part, by 500 local and regional members. Over its more than 60 years, PPS has accomplished its mission through education and advocacy, and has established itself as a leader in citywide planning and preservation. For more information about PPS, visit


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