O'Connell and Associates, LLC
My internship with O'Connell and Associates, a small company in Baltimore, Maryland, gave me the opportunity to apply my historic preservation skills in a corporate setting. My major project was to research, write and compile a National Register Nomination for a historic district in South Baltimore called Pigtown. The work was both challenging and interesting. I had the opportunity to meet with other preservation professionals involved in the project and take responsibility for organizing the project at a time when the regular staff were pressed by other deadlines. As a result, I came away from the project feeling that I was able to make a meaningful contribution at the same time I was learning. I also was exposed to other aspects of the company's business and found it to be a useful experience overall.