Heritage Preservation and Research Unit Internship Programme
June 5, 2023

Heritage Preservation and Research Unit

Internship Programme Description

 PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION:

Over a two-month period, July – August 2023, interns will be required to produce a dossier on a heritage asset, chosen by the National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago.

A dossier is a research document which captures the significance of a property of interest (POI) and ultimately justifies the listing of a POI under the National Trust Act Chapter 40:53. The dossier identifies and describes the contributing elements of heritage assets, which include natural as well as built heritage. Preparing a dossier involves the compilation of pertinent information about the POI from reputable sources. Production of a dossier can include primary research at the National Archives and interviews with stakeholders; secondary research and sourcing or producing architectural drawings.

The deadline for submission of the dossier will be week 8, at the end of the internship. Interns will be given a National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago certificate of completion.

Interns will also get hands on experience by also accompanying National Trust staff on monitoring exercises and site visits.

DURATION: 8 weeks. 1st July – 31st August 2023.

FUNDING: This internship is an unpaid position. A stipend will be given for incidentals.

LOCATION: One site will be based in Tobago and the other located in Trinidad. Therefore, we encourage persons from both islands to apply.

ELIGIBILITY: To apply for the internship, applicants should be able to work 30-40 hours a week, and possess either Master of Arts in History, Heritage Studies, Cultural Studies or Geography. Persons with undergraduate degrees in History, Sociology, Geography and architecture are also eligible to apply.

Current MA/MSc/PhD students enrolled in one of the following degree programmes are also encouraged to submit an application: architecture, architectural history/heritage, archaeology, conservation, Art History.

EXPECTATIONS:

  • The intern is required to complete a project chosen by the National Trust for the duration of the programme.
  • Interns are to comply with all rules and regulations set out by the National Trust of T&T staff handbook.
  • Participate in general staff events, and outreach activities.
  • Interns will be required to use their own laptop when working remotely. Desktops will be available for use by the interns when in the office.
  • Provide feedback and give a public presentation at the end of the internship.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm

June 18th, 2023. A professional reference letter must be submitted by the same deadline.

HOW TO APPLY:

For the HPRD Internship please compete the attached form and email it with your resume and letter of reference to heritage@nationaltrust.tt

APPLICATION CHECKLIST:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Reference
  • Application Form

QUERIES: Please direct all queries to info@nationaltrust.tt

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