Field Services Internship

Time Commitment: Part-Time (14-16 hours per week)

Spring Internship: January 15 – May 1 (apply by December 15)
Summer Internship: June 1 – August 15 (apply by May 1)
Fall Internship: September 1 – December 15 (apply by August 1)


To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to Communication & Programs Coordinator, Will O’Keefe at

Supervisor: Erin Hanafin Berg, Field Representative



The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM) seeks a part-time intern to support field services work throughout the state. In the coming months, PAM will be revamping and revising its approach to providing direct assistance for individuals and communities concerned about their historic resources. The Field Services intern will have the opportunity to assist in that program development, while learning more about preservation activities and procedures throughout Minnesota.


Job Summary:

Provide administrative support to Field Representative. Support historic preservation activity in Minnesota by providing information and resources directly to individuals. Strengthen outreach programs by developing, revising, organizing and promoting preservation training materials and workshops.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Specific Internship Project Duties

  • Respond to routine requests for information and assistance;
  • Identify venues, schedule and make exhibit arrangements for annual traveling banner display;
  • Assist with preparation of training materials, including writing and design;
  • Assist with drafting press releases for program and event announcements;
  • Assist with identification of successful preservation projects throughout Minnesota to build a network of regional preservation advocates;
  • Assist with development of new outreach program(s) and events.


General Internship Project Duties

  • Meet with the Field Representative at the beginning of the internship to define specific project goals;
  • Provide a brief bi-weekly report of work plan activities to your supervisor;
  • Record your internship schedule on Google calendar and ensure it is kept up-to-date;
  • Maintain appropriate documentation and computerized back-ups of your projects including meetings, contacts made, research, and status and final reports. Ensure that this information is organized and accessible to PAM staff during and after internship;
  • Provide timely response to requests from Executive Director and other PAM staff;
  • Attend and participate in scheduled staff meetings;
  • Other duties as assigned;
  • Respect the confidentiality wishes of the organization;
  • Complete a final report about internship experience to be reviewed at exit interview.



  • Provide requests for needed purchases to the Minnesota Main Street Program Coordinator in advance of making the purchase for appropriate approval and ordering;
  • Submit parking receipts monthly to the Communication and Programs Coordinator for reimbursement.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Familiarity with general office operations;
  • General computer skills including competency in all Microsoft Office programs, including PowerPoint;
  • Experience with graphic design and desktop publishing software desirable, but not required;
  • Familiarity with social media sites and website-editing software;
  • Familiarity with greater Minnesota geography;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including proper spelling, word choice, correct grammar, and friendly tone;
  • Project planning and management skills;
  • Ability to show initiative, be self-directed, and work independently; ability to accept direction and seek guidance when needed for effective completion of projects;
  • Pleasant, tactful, detail-oriented, knowledgeable demeanor in working with stakeholders, staff, and other volunteers;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others through respectful communication, prioritization, and timely and accurate response and delivery;
  • Ability to be ambassador of goodwill for the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota and its programs.


Credentials and Experience

  • Applicant  must have completed at least two years towards a Bachelor’s degree;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in historic preservation;
  • Experience in communications, social media, public relations, journalism/writing;
  • Experience with online communication tools.