Cultural and Historic Preservation

The cultural and historic preservation program provided me with a diverse base of knowledge and skill sets. Additionally, the hands-on focus prepared me for working on real-world projects and allowed me to feel connected to the city of Newport, our living laboratory.

Madeline Berry ’15, internships with Belcourt Castle, the city of Newport and the Preservation Society of Newport County

Internship experiences, which are required for cultural and historic preservation majors, provide opportunities to further the work of preservation within the local community. Under the direction of practitioners, students work in offices and institutions that deal with preservation.

Recent internships have included:

  • Barnum Museum
  • Belcourt Castle
  • City of Newport
  • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
  • Institute for American Indian Studies
  • National Museum of American Illustration
  • Newport Art Museum
  • Newport Historical Society
  • Preservation Society of Newport County
  • Providence Preservation Society
  • Rago Auction House