Urban Design/Architecture/Planning Internship

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The Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton, Inc.
114 E Main St.
Lincolnton, NC
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Full-time, Unpaid

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Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton 114 East Main Street Lincolnton, North Carolina 28092 704.736.8915 704.736.8917 (fax) Urban Design/Architecture/Planning Internship Opportunities The Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton (DDA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes historic preservation, protection, and use of Lincolnton's traditional downtown area. DDA is structured on the Main Street Four-Point ApproachTM to downtown revitalization: Organization, the management of human and financial capital; Promotion, the cultivation of a positive image of downtown through marketing its characteristics toward residents, investors, and visitors; Design, the enhancement of the physical aspects of the downtown district through the rehabilitation of historic buildings, streetscaping projects, and support of planning personnel; and Economic Restructuring, the recruitment of new businesses and economic uses, and conversion of underused space into more economically productive property. Projects/activities to be completed during the internship may include but are not limited to the following, depending on the concentration, skills, and interests of the applicant. * Historic research on downtown properties * Sketching potential building rehabs * Developing renderings for future public facilities * Illustrating design guidelines DDA is looking for energetic, flexible interns who are in the process of completing their undergraduate or graduate degrees. The nature of our organization allows us to invite applicants who have coursework or defined interest in historic preservation, planning, architecture, and/or urban design. While these are not paid internships, those selected will have opportunities to gain experience in an exciting non-profit setting, make industry contacts, and complete significant projects for their portfolios. Applicants may submit resumes and letters of interest to: DDA of Lincolnton - Internship 114 East Main Street Lincolnton, NC 28092 Fax: (704) 736-8917 abbycole@ci.lincolnton.nc.us

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