[URBANTH-L]Internship: NYC ImMigrant Heritage Trail- Summer Research

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Sun Mar 19 20:51:34 EST 2006

NYC ImMigrant Heritage Trail- Summer Research Intern

Project background:
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum's mission is to promote tolerance and 
historical perspective through the preservation and interpretation of the 
variety of immigrant and migrant experiences on Manhattan's Lower East Side, 
gateway to America. Through its tours and programs, the Museum is committed 
to offering history as a tool for addressing contemporary issues, especially 
those relating to immigration.

Currently, the Museum is working on a new project called the NYC ImMigrant 
Heritage Trail. To be first made available on the web, and encompassing all 
five boroughs, this Trail will feature historic sites, museums, and cultural 
centers associated with the City's immigrant/migrant cultures. It will also 
feature contemporary immigrant/migrant neighborhoods and historic and 
contemporary bibliographies of books, articles and music. The NYC ImMigrant 
Heritage Trail may serve as a prototype for a national American ImMigrant 
Heritage Trail.

Task Description of Research Intern:
The intern will assist the ImMigrant Heritage Project Associate to develop 
the NYC ImMigrant Heritage Trail. The intern will:

- Conduct survey of properties in the LES national historic district;
- Research historic, cultural, artistic and culinary sites related to the 
immigrant experience in NYC;
- Expand the database of sites in Manhattan and the other boroughs to be 
featured in the Trail;
- Identify potential partners and generate a list of contacts;
- Develop a list of additional resources on the immigrant experience, such 
as books, videos, activities and events;
- Research public transportation and parking facilities in NYC; and
- Work with museum staff and web designer to develop prototype of website.

Position will run May through September, hours are flexible.

Excellent research, communication, organization and writing skills required. 
Possess strong interest in the NYC immigrant experience. Knowledge of 
cultural institutions, service agencies, businesses, and transportation 
systems in Manhattan is helpful. Understanding of web design is highly 

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to Danielle 
Linzer, dlinzer at tenement.org, or fax these materials to her at 212-431-0402. 
No phone calls please. 

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