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Press Release: Western Neighborhoods Project Offers Paid Internship


Western Neighborhoods Project seeks student applications for paid summer work

Western Neighborhoods Project (WNP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that has preserved, interpreted, and shared the diverse history and culture of San Francisco’s west side since 1999. It also managed an auxiliary program called OpenSFHistory, which preserves, digitizes and makes available online thousands of historical San Francisco images beyond their western focus, since 2014. See and to better understand all the work they do.

This is their first paid internship thanks to the support of their 2020 Winter Appeal donors, and, in particular, a generous matching grant from one Sunset District family. The main purpose of this internship is to provide financial support and hands-on experience to young professionals from a variety of backgrounds preparing for careers in museums and/or public history.

Beginning in mid-June 2021 and ending in mid-August 2021 (timeline negotiable based on student needs), the internship will allow qualified applicants to explore different types of work within the organization according to their interests and career objectives. WNP interns work directly with the Executive Director and are able to gain skills in exhibitions, collections management, public programs, education and interpretation, development and fundraising, communications, and more.

Candidates must:

  • ●  Have a strong interest in history, visual arts, and a desire to work in the museum field.
  • ●  Be enrolled in a local college or university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • ●  Provide proof of financial need to qualify.
  • ●  Complete an Internship Application:
  • ●  Submit a resume and cover letter emailed directly to Executive Director Nicole Meldahl,
  • ●  Have a sense of humor (they like to get work done and have fun in the process)

The Application Form can be found here: See their website for a robust description of volunteer opportunities:

Compensation will be a stipend of $2,600–admittedly not much in one of the most expensive cities in the world, but a step towards greater equity within the field of San Francisco History. Occasional free food highly likely. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis, open until the position is filled. Applications will not be considered without all three components: completed application, resume, and cover letter.

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