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Internship The Tribeca Trust

Internship with Research Fellow for Activist Historic Preservation Organization

The Tribeca Trust

Tribeca Trust is looking for Interns (graduate students only):

  • - Approximately 1 day a week in the field here in NYC
  • - Unpaid, although we can cover transport costs

We need strong writers, researchers, and organizers for a multiplicity of projects.
Our vision is to preserve our neighborhood’s historic scale, to protect and enhance its architectural character, quality of life, economic vitality, and sense of place so that future generations may enjoy what makes Tribeca distinctive today. We are one of the co-organizers of the new community coaltion, New Yorkers for a Human-Scale City.

Our mission is to make Tribeca’s history and architectural heritage widely understood and fully appreciated so that its residents and advocates value it and actively protect it.

Our programs are designed to:

● educate about Tribeca’s history and architectural heritage;

● promote good stewardship of Tribeca’s historic districts, the expansion of their boundaries, and the strengthening of the rules that protect them;

● deepen public discussion over the planning, development and restoration of particular lots, buildings, blocks, streets, and storefronts – within and adjacent to Tribeca;

● encourage collaboration with like-minded organizations and individuals on issues that affect Tribeca and other similar neighborhoods beyond;


To learn more, visit us at


While internships are unpaid, but can be used for resume‐building/volunteer experience. It is possible to receive school credit. Internship hours normally include at least one full day a week (8 hours) for the duration of the fall and/or spring semester(s).  Two of Tribeca Trust’s board members have PhD’s (economics and history, respectively) and can help with intellectual supervision of written materials the intern generates.  Two of our board members are also on the board of the Historic Districts Council.  


Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

● Management of a local outreach event (lecture, panel discussion, screening). Current events planned include “Tribeca Like it is” an aggressive revamping of our Instagram feed and “Tribeca Trust at Laughing Man (monthly community coffees) and Tribeca Trust at Walkers (a monthly social meet at a historic bar) and various Ted-X like events that have a longer planning horizon.

● Researching subjects for blog posts and newsletter articles. By-line granted.

● Conducting online and onsite research as needed on particular buildings

● Drafting, revising and finalizing blog posts

●  Preparing images for website and newsletter using Adobe programs.

● Preparing posts for Social Media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.



● Strong research interest and abilities

● Excellent writing and editing skills

● Knowledge of HTML

● Experience with Mac computers, Adobe programs, and Microsoft Office suite

● Strong attention to detail

● Strong interest in historical preservation

● Affinity for the cultural heritage of New York City, in particular, Tribeca



● A chance to make a difference to the future of Tribeca, and the city.

● Hands on experience working with a non‐profit organization.

● Job/Volunteer experience for resume and possible school credit.

● Access to thought leaders in the historic preservation field.


Please e‐mail a cover letter and resume of no more than 2 pages to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Interview required in‐person or by telephone. Internship can begin immediately. No phone calls please

Department of Art History
Voorhees Hall
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  Phone 848.932.7041
Fax 732.932.1261