Internship in Preservation
The MPS Program internship course requires 60 hours of unpaid work for a preservation agency, a suitable not-for-profit, or a restoration firm. An internship may be a special project or daily work for the organization, but the activities must be meaningful and contribute to the student's professional development. Students gain practical experience by working in a professional situation and are required to submit a diary and a report about their work.
The faculty will assist students in arranging internships prior to or at the beginning of the semester, however students are advised to conduct their own research to locate organizations that are of interest and secure their ownintership arrangments. Requirements include a letter of intent from the host organization to the MPS Director stating the nature of the internship, the individual to whom the student will report, and specific duties as well as a letter of completion from the organization confirming that the student completed the project satisfactorily.
Requirements for this course include a 5-10 page Internship Report on what organization benefitted from your internship, who in that organization you worked for, your assignments, what you learned and why your experience is relevant to the historic preservation profession. Due date for Report: 20 April or 1 December depending on registration for this course.