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Where to find the best internship opportunities for historic restoration architect in high school.

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Martha’s Answer

Hi, again, Hunter. Finding an internship in historical restoration may take some digging. For example, if your Grove City is the one in Pennsylvania, here is a link to volunteer opportunities at the Grove City Historical Association and Museum - https://www.grovecityhistoricalsociety.org/support/volunteer/. While that is not exactly architecture, it could help you become familiar with the buildings at that site in detail and what is involved with running a historical site. If that is not what you are looking for, I would search internship or volunteer opportunities at historical sites in the surrounding area. It may take follow up emails or calls, which could be frustrating. In the process, however, you will be getting to know people in your intended field, which is good in the long run.

You didn't say whether you needed the internship to be paid. One of my children was involved in museums and volunteered before getting paid opportunities. While volunteering, she was prioritized for paid opportunities in customer service or security.

I hope this helps and good luck!
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Karin’s Answer

Hi Hunter,

I am not sure where you are located, but since your request is fairly specific, you may have to look outside your area anyway.

I would look up some architecture and construction firms that work in restoration. Maybe they have something, maybe they know someone, maybe they have other ideas/resources. At the very least you'll make some contacts.

Here are some leads:

https://www.technearchitects.com/blogs/how-to-restore-historic-and-old-heritage-buildings

https://www.pickardroofing.com/blog/what-is-historical-restoration-and-why-is-it-important

https://www.korteco.com/historic-building-restoration/

https://www.kronenbergersons.com/

https://durablerestoration.com/

https://mcgillrestoration.com/restored-with-pride-the-art-of-keeping-historic-structures-in-service/

Another option might be a university that has a program in historic restoration.

Good luck!

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Daniele’s Answer

Hello Hunter,

You can find internships through your university's career services, online job platforms like LinkedIn or Indeed, and networking at career fairs or industry events.
Here are a few other resources:
University Career Services: Most universities have a career services office that helps students with job searches, including internships. They often provide resources, workshops, and job fairs.
Online Job Platforms: Websites like LinkedIn, Indeed, Glassdoor, and Internships.com list a wide range of internship opportunities. Create a strong online profile and set up job alerts to receive notifications about relevant openings.
Networking: Attend industry events, career fairs, and networking mixers. Connect with professionals on LinkedIn, and don't hesitate to reach out for informational interviews or advice. Personal connections can often lead to valuable opportunities.
Company Websites: Explore the career or jobs section of companies' websites directly. Many organizations post internship opportunities on their own sites.
Professional Associations: Join relevant professional associations related to your field of study. These associations often share internship opportunities with their members.
Faculty and Alumni Contacts: Your professors and alumni networks can be valuable resources. Ask your professors if they know of any internships, and tap into alumni networks for advice and potential opportunities.
Job Search Engines: Besides specialized internship platforms, general job search engines like Monster or SimplyHired also feature internship listings.
Government Programs: Check for government-sponsored internship programs at the local, state, or national level. These can be found on official government websites.
Social Media: Follow companies and organizations you're interested in on social media platforms. Sometimes, they announce internship opportunities through these channels.

Remember to tailor your resume and cover letter for each application, showcasing your skills and enthusiasm for the specific internship. Good luck!
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