Summer Survey Internship



Summer Survey Internship

Project: Building Stock Research and Inventory related to the Granada Relocation Center (Amache) National Historic Landmark

Intern Responsibilities: When Amache closed, its buildings were sold to schools, municipalities, and individuals across the region. Initial research to determine purchasers has been completed. The intern will begin by tracing ownership of the buildings from the initial purchase to the present. Next, the intern will visit all extant buildings and complete intensive-level survey forms. Finally, the intern will complete a survey report which summarizes the project research and prioritizes the possibility of returning buildings to Amache based on building integrity, owner inclination to sell or donate, and the interpretive appropriateness of the buildings’ original use related to the site’s interpretive plan.

This job will primarily be based in our Denver office, but travel to southeastern Colorado will be required for the survey.

Time Frame: We are looking for a full-time intern from June through August, but some flexibility may be possible. Please address availability in your cover letter.

Qualifications:  A graduate or undergraduate degree in historic preservation, public history, or architectural history.

A successful candidate must be organized and detail-oriented with excellent communication skills and an ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Applicant must be familiar with architectural terminology and determining National Register eligibility. Experience with surveying, site mapping, and technical writing is preferred. Applicant should be willing to travel, including fieldwork trips of up to a week’s duration in isolated, rural areas.

Salary: $15 per hour

Application: Please email a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to Abbey Christman at by April 29, 2011.

About Colorado Preservation, Inc (CPI): Founded through a grassroots effort in 1984 as Colorado’s only private, nonprofit, statewide historic preservation organization, CPI provides assistance to Colorado communities through a statewide network of information, education, training, expertise and advocacy. For information on our projects and programs, visit

Additional Information: Contact Abbey Christman, Survey Coordinator at 303 893-4260 or


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