Fix-It 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 Will O’Keefe, Real Estate Program Coordinator at

Supervisor: Will O’Keefe, Real Estate Program Coordinator


The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM) seeks a part-time Intern to assist with the development and promotion of our Fix-It program. The program was launched in January of this year with the following goals:

  • Direct Action: Initiate, facilitate, and conduct rehab development work through partnerships.
  • Promotion: Demonstrating the benefits of rehabilitation to promote investment by property owners.
  • End Result: Promote community development through an expansion of commercial reinvestment and stabilizing home ownership.

As our Fix-It Intern, you will gain experience in the nonprofit world, real estate development, and historic preservation.

Job Summary

Provide support to help advance PAM’s utilization of real estate tools to bring about more positive preservation outcomes. Execute the programmatic mission by assisting with the regular activities of the organization and all of its programs. Assist the organization through prospect research, creation of materials, and project analysis.

Duties & Responsibilities

Specific Internship Project Duties

  • Research potential real estate opportunities;
  • Attend Real Estate Committee meetings;
  • Organize volunteer opportunities;
  • Assist with the creation of new templates and forms;
  • Maintaining news alert tracking system;
  • Assist with press releases as necessary;
  • Consistent blogging.

General Internship Project Duties

  • Meet with the Real Estate Program Coordinator at the beginning of the internship to define specific project goals.
  • Provide a brief bi-weekly report of work plan activities to your supervisor.
  • 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;
  • 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 Real Estate Program Coordinator in advance of making the purchase for appropriate approval and ordering;
  • Submit parking receipts monthly to the Real Estate Program Coordinator for reimbursement.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of general office operations;
  • General computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office programs;
  • Pleasant, tactful, detail-oriented, knowledgeable in working with stakeholders, staff, and other volunteers;
  • Familiarity with the real estate development process;
  • Strong writing skills including proper spelling, word choice, and correct grammar;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others through cross communication, prioritization, and timely and accurate response and delivery;
  • Ability to accept direction, seek guidance, work independently, demonstrate initiative, and report results for the effective completion of projects;
  • Ambassador of goodwill for the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota.

Credentials & Experience

  • Individual must have completed at least two years toward a Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign & Photoshop) and/or layout design;
  • Interest in historic preservation and real estate development.