Meet the Interns, Spring 2021!
Village Preservation’s team is a strong one – we’re lucky to have a group of interns who are here to gain experience in historic preservation in a non-profit environment. Internships are paid, and our interns come from all educational and life backgrounds. We work together to tailor internship experiences to fit an intern’s skills and interests.
Not to brag, but we know that our intern team is the best and brightest; organized, detail‐oriented, energetic self‐starters who care deeply about our neighborhoods and their architecture, cultural heritage, small businesses, and vibrant communities. Interns assist our growing, dynamic, community‐oriented team of staff to take on educational, programming, advocacy, research, administrative, and fundraising projects.
Alexis was Village Preservation’s Hunter’s Public Service Scholar Program from the fall, 2020, through the spring of 2021 and we are happy to now have Alexis on our staff. Alexis is completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies from Hunter College in May, 2021. After graduating from high school, she became deeply interested in social justice movements and began to work with several community-based organizations, including Community Voices Heard in Harlem, and doing census research and completion efforts through her Grove Fellowship.
The Hunter’s Public Service Scholar Program is a two-semester course that provides students an opportunity to learn how the city organizes services and the economic, social, and political concepts that underlie the city government’s role in programs and policies; and the underlying principles of the functioning of non-profit and public service organizations. This is our third year in partnership with Hunter College, and we have been both honored and grateful to be a part of the education of these fine students.
Born and raised in rural Alabama, Hew Evans (They/them) developed a love for museums and cultural institutions because, and I quote, “they were the only public places with air-conditioning.” During Hew’s undergraduate years at the Savannah College of Art and Design, they collaborated with institutions throughout the American Southeast to preserve and uplift the cultural narratives of the region’s historically underrepresented populations. Continuing those efforts here in New York, Hew is excited to begin their journey with Village Preservation, start exploring its diverse neighborhoods, and uncover all of their hidden stories. Hew has also been taking night classes at NYU to complete their Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, hoping to build a career as a development professional for cultural heritage organizations.
While we’re not currently hiring interns, keep an eye on our internship page. We also are always looking for volunteers to help with mailings and general office work and to assist with our events. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please fill out our volunteer application form.