Archives and Special Collections Internship Application

Archives and Special Collections

Internship Application

The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach is looking for graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in a degree-seeking program in public history, library and information science, or historic preservation to participate in a six-week program this summer from June 26-August 7, 2017.

The Foundation is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the preservation of the historic, architectural, and cultural heritage of Palm Beach, Florida. The Foundation’s mission is to encourage the community to learn about and save the historic buildings that truly make Palm Beach special.

Interns will be exposed to challenging, professional opportunities while working in the archives of the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach. Interns will learn to properly store, preserve, digitize, and restore architectural renderings, rare photographic materials, and other special collections items. Additionally, interns will assist Preservation Foundation staff in creating an updated version of Landmark Architecture of Palm Beach and will conduct research for a commemorative book celebrating the 30th anniversary of the prestigious Ballinger Award.

A $1000 stipend will be included with the internship.

Program Requirements and Expectations:
Availability for the full duration of the internship [June 26-August 7, 2017]

Graduate / Undergraduate status

Major in history, library and information science, archival studies, historic preservation, or related.  Grade point average greater than 3.0

Stipend of $1,000

Application packages will not be returned. We recommend you keep copies of all package

contents and request additional letters of recommendation for your records.

 

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Last Name                                  First Name                                            Middle Initial

 

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Permanent Address                      City                             State                 Zip

 

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Current Address                          City                             State                Zip

 

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Current Address Valid Until

 

Are you a U.S. citizen and/or do you possess a valid U.S. visa for the duration of the internship?  

Yes                 No [Please explain] _________________________________________

 

Education

 

Undergraduate:         ____________________________________________________________

Graduation Year:         _____________________   GPA _________________________________

 

Major area of Study:   ____________________________________________________________

 

Minor area of Study: ___________________________________________________________

 

Graduate School:     ____________________________________________________________

 

Graduation Year:         ______________________ GPA ________________________________

 

Major area of Study:   ____________________________________________________________

 

Minor area of Study:  ____________________________________________________________

 

How did you learn about this program?

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Your completed application should include the following:

 

􀀀         Two (2) original letters of recommendation from any two of the following:

Graduate department chair, professor, academic advisor, former/current work supervisor.

􀀀         Resume

􀀀         Digital portfolio or writing sample (research paper, 15-20 pages)

􀀀         Personal Statement (no more than 500 words) answering the following questions: 

 

  1. Why would you like to intern at the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach?
  2. How does the Foundation’s internship fit with your background and career goals?
  3. What do you hope to achieve from the experience and what do you believe you can

contribute?

 

 

I understand that if I accept an internship at the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach I am making a commitment to work for 6 weeks, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., from June 26 to August 7, 2017.

 

 

Signature/Date:       ­­­­_____________________________________________________

 

 

When will you be available for an interview? _________________________________

 

All application materials must be received by May 31, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

Email the application and required documents to:

 

Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach

c/o Shellie A. Labell

Director of Archives and Programming

311 Peruvian Avenue

Palm Beach, FL 33480

Phone: 561 832-0731 x 112

Fax: 561 832-7174

slabell@palmbeachpreservation.org