Preservation Chapel Hill

Fall 2015 Interns

​Preservation Chapel Hill provides internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Our internship experience includes: a professional setting doing real-world projects in Chapel Hill and the surrounding communities; field trips to historic sites, museums, archives, and organizations to learn more about the many aspects of public history; workshops on resume building, oral history techniques, architecture, and other topics; and public presentations talking about projects and experiences as an intern. At this time, we do not have openings in our intern program. Please watch for any intern program information for the 2018 calendar year.


Preservation Chapel Hill’s fall interns work on a myriad of projects, ranging from historical research to support our preservation projects to planning our 2015 Holiday House Tour. 

Crystal Johnson
Historic Preservation Intern

Crystal is from Jacksonville, North Carolina. She is a senior at UNC studiyng History and Peace, War, and Defense with a minor in Geography. This is her first internship with Preservation Chapel Hill. Crystal hopes to continue on to graduate school and receive her Ph.D. in history so that she may become a university professor.


Victoria Hensley
Historic Preservation Intern

Victoria is from Elon, North Carolina. She is a senior at UNC studying History and Peace, War, and Defense. This is her third internship with Preservation Chapel Hill. Victoria hopes to work in the field of historic preservation researching and interpreting historic places for the public.


Victoria was a historic preservation intern during for the 2014-2015 school year. Her projects included writing house biographies for the 2014 Holiday House Tour, maintaining the Preservation Plaque Program, and helping forge a PCH-Historic Carrboro Plaque Program partnership. Additionally she led monthly walking tours of Historic Downtown Carrboro. Through this internship, she learned how to do thorough historic research and write for a public audience. In May 2015, she won a Young Preservationist Award from Preservation Chapel Hill. 


During the 2015 summer, Victoria worked on the John Hackney House Local Landmark Application. She furthered previous research, conducted a site visit, and did an oral history with the Hackneys. Additionally, she started a Resource Survey Report for the Groves House located at 704 Gimghoul Road. She also continued to lead Carrboro Walk This Way! tours and wrote several Preservation Plaque histories.