Internship – National Main Street Center

Position Details

Type Internship
Offered By National Main Street Center
A Subsidiar of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Chicago , Illinois

Over the past 30 years, the National Main Street Center (NMSC) – a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation – has spearheaded a transformational movement, working with communities around the country to revitalize and re-energize their downtown commercial districts. We are passionate about helping communities understand the connection between creating quality urban places and economic competitiveness – and equipping them with the tools to make that connection a reality. Since its inception, the NMSC’s approach has earned a reputation as one of the most powerful economic development tools in the nation, generating over $55.7 billion in reinvestments in downtown areas.

The National Main Street Center seeks an intern to assist with communications, online resources, conference planning, and information management.


The intern will be responsible for a variety of communications and program related projects including:

  • developing a new organizational system for NMSC’s online “Solution Center;”
  • cataloguing past topics covered in the bi-monthly Main Street Now publication – and researching and proposing new topics to be covered as needed;
  • assisting with content development for social media; and
  • providing administrative support for ongoing projects including the National Main Street conference to be held in Detroit in May.


The ideal candidate will be a graduate student in urban planning, community development, public policy, or historic preservation with an interest in preservation, economic development, design, small business development, building retrofits and/or sustainability.

We are looking for an intern to start mid-to-late September. Number of hours/week and work schedule is flexible.

How to Apply

To apply, please include a cover letter in the body of a message and email your resume as a Word, PDF or Text document to

The National Trust for Historic Preservation an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.  The National Trust for Historic Preservation  actively seeks opportunities to include members of these groups in its programs and activities.