Center for Historic Buildings, General Services Administration (GSA)
The Center for Historic Buildings provides technical and strategic information that promotes the care and reuse of the historic buildings, owned, leased and acquired by the GSA. As an intern with the program I was responsible for researching and drafting information for two different projects, (1) the public building brochure and posters series, and (2) the Growth, Efficiency and Modernism database. I also participated in several meetings and was responsible for various administrative tasks.
This internship gave me first hand experience in the professional world of practicing preservation and allowed me to see many of the policies and programs I had learned about in school in action. I developed a better understanding of the federal governmentýs role in preservation policy and had a variety of resources made available to me.