US/ICOMOS expects to support a number of internships overseas and within the United States in historic preservation during the course of 2012. This program provides unparalleled opportunities for preservationists early in their careers to gain hands-on experience in a country other than their own. The program is geared toward those nearing the end of graduate school or with 1-3 years of professional experience. Placements are made by matching the skills/experience of each applicant with the needs of each host organization.
Prospective Host Organizations
US/ICOMOS also seeks host organizations, such as non-profits, government agencies, and private firms, who are potentially interested in hosting a US/ICOMOS intern, whether in the United States or overseas. Information on hosting US/ICOMOS interns and a letter of interest form can be foundhere.
2012 Program Schedule
The general schedule for the 2012 program is as follows, with most internships taking place during the summer months but some internships occurring during the fall as well. US/ICOMOS is willing to work with host organizations to accommodate different schedules and durations of internships where necessary.
Applications and Placement Decisions
January 31 Applications from prospective interns due
Letter of interest from prospective host organizations due
March 1 Notification to applicants of the shortlist selections
April 1 Notification of placement
Orientation, Summer Internships, and Final Program
May 30 – June 2 Intern orientation
June 3 Interns travel to their host locations
June 7 – August 10 Internship at their host organization
August 14 – 17 Final program and reception in Washington, DC
Fall interns arrive for orientation
August 18 Summer interns return home
After August 18 Fall interns travel to their host organizations