Historic Places Intern

  • Program stream: Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage
  • Job title: Historic Places Intern
  • Organization name: Heritage NL
  • Job location: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Length of assignment: 2021-06-15 to 2022-03-31 (41.29 weeks)
  • Hourly wage: $20.00

Heritage NL is a non-profit organization that promotes the conservation and awareness of Newfoundland and Labrador's historic places and the safeguarding of its Intangible Cultural Heritage. In addition it operates the Provincial Historic Commemorations Program. Heritage NL is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Historical Researcher to undertake a number of projects that will support the various programs of the foundation. These will include the development of short research papers on historical subjects, the rewriting of descriptive texts on designated properties, documentation of Registered Heritage Structures through field study, archival research, and oral histories.


Eligible candidates should have an undergraduate or graduate degree in a relevant field that such as: history; archaeology, folklore; architecture; cultural geography; archaeology or other related field. Candidates must meet eligibility requirements under the YCW program and be a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador (although they may be enrolled in an educational institution outside of the province). The job will be situated at the Heritage NL offices in downtown St. John's. In addition to registering with YCW, a resume and accompanying letter should be submitted to dale@heritagenl.ca by July 23, 2021.