LEARN WITH US
Why is working with interns a priority at SAFE? Because our future leaders and policy-makers decide on the fate of humanity’s most precious non-renewable resource: our cultural heritage.
SAFE interns work alongside academic and industry professionals. We tailor internship programs to suit individual candidates. Interns are asked to make a minimum of a 10-week commitment to SAFE, during which we expect interns to be available for 25 hours/week. While this is our standard minimum, we will consider special exceptions or alternate arrangements (for instance, 10 hrs/week for 15 weeks) on a case-by-case arrangement.
Our internship program is virtual. You will need easy access to a computer to intern with us. This means you can work practically anywhere you choose. Hours are also flexible. Occasionally, interns work with us in the in New York City area where we are based.
There will be no coffee to make, but plenty of opportunity to benefit your future careers.
Please submit the application form enclosed and answer all questions. Email the application form to email@example.com. Incomplete applications, or queries sent by regular mail will not be considered. In addition:
All applicants are required to submit a sample of their original work. This can be a school assignment, writing sample, research project, web site, design project, or a report—whatever you think will show us your abilities and interests best. Include a short description of the assignment or project requirements. If the sample work is a collaboration, include the names of all other participants, as well as the applicant’s specific role in the project.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest in SAFE!
All applicants will be notified; if you don’t hear from us, please feel free to contact us again. We don’t want any computer glitch to get in the way of communication.
MEET THE INTERNS WHO MAKE US SAFE
SARAH PICKMAN“Even after almost two years, I still think about my internship with SAFE all the time, and what an incredible experience it was. I learned so much and continue to learn so much through all of the news and features that SAFE brings to light. It was also a great introduction to the world of cultural property protection and advocacy.” SAFE intern Sarah Pickman said in 2006. After graduating from University of Chicago, she served on the SAFE Board of Governors as Secretary, and is now pursuing a graduate degree while working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
JULIANA CORREA“Thank you for an inspirational Summer Internship. SAFE has provided me with the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with people from various professional backgrounds (including university professors, attorneys and police officers). It was especially encouraging to see how everyone’s talents were utilized to successfully complete each project and to create a fascinating group dynamic.” Juliana is now the proud owner of Lenceria Boutique in Los Angeles, California.
JENNIE HARRIS“I first volunteered with the SAFE website ten years ago: I was barely in High School, and I thought then that working with an organization focused on ending the destruction and looting of cultural heritage sites and artifacts was the least I could do as some kid in Louisiana who loves history. Now, coming back to SAFE as an intern and looking at all that has been accomplished over the last ten years, I think that being a part of this organization is far from the least anyone can do to protect our history.”
DREW CUNNINGHAMDrew Cunningham is a spring intern for SAFE. He recently graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, DC with a bachelor’s degree in Classics. While at Georgetown, Drew conducted research on religion in the late antique Roman empire, particularly the proliferation and endurance of mystery religions. He is currently studying law at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford, and is interested in issues in cultural heritage law.