Nancy Campbell Internship in Historic Preservation

In honor and recognition of her national leadership in historic preservation, friends and family of Nancy Campbell, wife of former Wesleyan University President Colin Campbell, established this endowed grant fund.

Nancy Campbell is chairman emeritus of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and served as chairman of the National Trusts Campaign for Americas Historic Places. She is a former chairman of both the National Trusts Board of Advisors and the Heritage Society. She served on the White House Millennium Committee to Save Americas Treasures, is a trustee of the Seventh Regiment Armory Conservancy and Historic Hudson Valley, both in New York, the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, and the Williamsburg Community Health Foundation.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, chartered by Congress in 1949, is a nonprofit advocacy organization with approximately 250,000 members. The National Trust is committed to saving America’s diverse historic environments and to encouraging public participation in the preservation of sites, buildings, and objects that are significant in American history and culture.

This internship runs 10 weeks, from June to August, in Washington, D.C. The intern is involved in a project and attends weekly educational seminars and field trips.

Former intern responsibilities have included: research and writing on historical topics; developing architectural and collections databases; marketing the annual conference; promoting a cultural diversity program; and researching community revitalization projects.

The intern must demonstrate strength in writing.

In addition to the application requirements, students must submit an endorsement by a Wesleyan faculty member (written reference).

Varies ($4,000 to $5,000 per grant)
Supplemental Questions
  1. Campbell Essay: Please provide a statement detailing your interest in interning at the National Trust and how the experience fits into your long-term goals.
  2. Please upload a PDF of your unofficial transcript.
  3. Please enter the name and email address of a Wesleyan faculty who you would like to ask to be your Wesleyan Summer Grant reference. Please be sure to let the faculty member know that you had asked them to serve as your reference.