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As of 2009, Internship is a non-credit requrement of the M.S. in Historic Preservation.
Field-based work, totaling at least
140 hours with an intern sponsor.
Philip Cryan Marshall,
Professor and Coordinator
Historic Preservation Program
Mobile 508.951.8562 (call any time)
Students conduct field placements which are academically significant
and related to the student's professional development as a preservationists.
Through research and informational interviews, students investigate
specialized fields of interest and opportunities in the public
and private sector. Students develop résumés, correspondence,
project recording and internship documentation. Internship proposals
are submitted before the student begins, and Intern/final reports
are developed. Fulfills Feinstein
Service Learning in Historic Preservation. .
An internship proposal must be submitted before the student begins,
and regular reports must be filed with the Program Director. Fulfills
Feinstein Service Learning in Historic Preservation."
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- Develop a résumé
- Review and use Blue
- Review and use Interfolio
for credential documentation and presentation
- Throughout semester, set up appointments with faculty
to develop internship, conduct site review with faulty and sponsor,
and review work on an interim basis.
- Save all internship correspondence: résumé,
letters of interest, follow up, agendas, and other material.
- Develop résumé, portfolio, and letters of
inquiry, and conduct research and interviews,as required,
to secure an internship in the field;
- At the onset of your internship, work with your future supervisor
to develop a
- synopsis of your job description
and your work in relation to other activities in the organization / company, and
- personnel chart (with names and job titles; a smart-phone photograph of free-hand chart is fine) of
the company / organization, including yourself in relation to
- Document the internship experience in a journal for critical reflection
- Have someoen take several 'art durected" phtoographs of you working. Images will be used for a press release; your portfolio; and presentations.
- Prepare a press release, to be sent to dailies in your
internship area, the RWU area, and your home community.
a captioned photograph (with photo credit) for each release.
- Identify newspapers,
with name, address, and contact.
- Keep track of your hours, and the work undertaken.
- Develop a final summary with a brief description of
- the mission for the organization
- your internship experience
- the way your job related to the broader operations
of the organization
future use of your work.
- relate your work to that of others
- include several photographs (credit, caption), with a few your yourself at work.
- Have your intern sponsor complete a one-page evaluation of your work, on letterhead. Include a letter grade your
sponsor work give you if they were in the position to grade
you. A sample letter canbe provided if you need one.
- Submit your jorunal (to be returned)
- Present your internship experience in class.
An assessment will be based on review of internship experience with
intern sponsor, documentation, and work with faculty.