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Meet the Interns — Summer 2022 Edition

Village Preservation’s team is a strong one – we’re lucky to have a group of interns who are looking to gain experience in historic preservation in a non-profit environment. Internships are paid, and our interns come from all educational and life backgrounds.

L-R: New Interns Maya Wilson and Keelin Pogue, and Intern since 2021 Jena Hinton, newly appointed as our Arthur A. Levin Intern

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 history, small businesses, and eclectic local institutions and residents. Interns assist our growing, dynamic, community‐oriented team of staff to take on educational, programming, advocacy, research, administrative, and fundraising projects.

We are excited to welcome two new interns to the team, Keelin Pogue and Maya Wilson!

Keelin Pogue

Originally from the small farming town of Walla Walla, Washington, Keelin came to New York to attend Sarah Lawrence College. She studies Visual Arts and Sociology and is Head Editor of the Sarah Lawrence Visual Art Review. Her coursework has been focused on development, both urban and global, as well as land usage and site-based art. At home in Washington, Keelin was heavily involved in local, community-based organizing work, and is excited to continue to pursue community organizing at Village Preservation! She is particularly interested in archiving, architecture, and local histories, and is eager to explore those fields during her time at VP. She also works in the East Village as a studio assistant for a sculptor.

Maya Wilson

Maya is originally from Northampton, Massachusetts. Before college, she served with Americorps as an Arts Afterschool Coordinator where she gained an interest in community engagement. She recently graduated from the New School where she majored in Interdisciplinary Arts with a concentration in Visual Studies. Through her courses, Maya has developed a strong passion for the aesthetics of urban spaces and artists who explore the cultural and social structures of cities. She is excited to join the Village Preservation team and learn more about the vibrant legacy of the neighborhood. She also works at the Morgan Library and Museum.

Our earlier 2022 interns, Luc and Shannen are still on staff. We are also excited to announce that our longtime Jena Hinton has taken over our Arthur A. Levin Internship position focusing on cultural history.

Since Jena started working at Village Preservation in the fall of 2021, and has been an invaluable member of the team. Jena just graduated from NYU and has worked closely with the Village Preservation team on our public programming, database, archives, and Village Voices

When accepting the position, Jena said “Thank you all so much for this tremendous honor. It’s been such a joy to work with you all and I’m so happy to receive this recognition.  I’m very excited to fill this amazing role.”

We are not currently hiring. But if you’re interested, apply here, and we will contact you when a position becomes available or you can check back in a few months.

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