Brooklyn War Memorial Historical Research Intern

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New York City Parks and Recreation
95 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY
Posted: April 13 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The Brooklyn War Memorial inside of Brooklyn’s Cadman Plaza is dedicated to the more than 300,000 "heroic men and women of the borough of Brooklyn" who served in World War II. Inside are displayed approximately 11,500 names of Brooklyn service members who died during the war.
The memorial, designed by the architectural firm of Eggers and Higgins, includes two massive exterior high relief figures by sculptor Charles Keck (1875–1951), that depict a male warrior on the left and a female with a child to the right – symbols of victory and family.
The idea for a large-scale borough monument arose from Parks Commissioner Robert Moses’s (1888–1981) desire to create unified World War II monuments for each borough in an effort to avoid the situation that arose after World War I when many far flung, locally-inspired, individual pieces were erected throughout the city's parks. In the end, Brooklyn was the only borough to build such a monument. This is a unique opportunity to work with a diverse group of people including park managers, architects, engineers, local elected officials, the community board, and dedicated volunteers.

Responsibilities

The Brooklyn War Memorial Historical Research Intern will be responsible for conducting historical research, to include conflicts in American History, and to provide information for displays and exhibits within the War Memorial. The intern will also assist with special event ceremonies such as ribbon cutting and ground breaking events.

Requirements

Interns should be interested in or studying any of the following: history, urban studies, planning, government, urban design or landscape architecture. Interns should be energetic, pro-active, able to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent research, organizational and writing skills. Individuals should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

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