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Posted: 03/21/2012

Employer
Preservation Action Foundation

The Preservation Action Foundation is a registered 501c3 charitable nonprofit organization. Its mission is to: Facilitate and promote understanding about the federal policies and programs that affect our nation's historic and cultural resources. Encourage informed and scholarly discourse about preservation policy that lays the groundwork for effective action. Develop educational programs and resources that will inspire and inform a new generation of preservation advocates.


Position
Development Intern, Volunteer
Type
Internship Opportunity
Location
Washington, DC
200
Details
$1000
 

The purpose of this internship is to aid in educating future preservation professionals in the arena of practical practices for funding preservation, focusing on non-profits. The responsibilities of this internship will be split as follows: 75% of the interns time will be spent organizing and implementing our major annual fundraiser; and 25% on learning about and implementing general operational and advocacy mechanisms for a grassroots preservation organization.

Preservation Action Foundation and its sister organization Preservation Action host an auction and gala in conjunction with the National Trust for Historic Preservation conference. The intern will communicate with potential donors, coordinate obtaining items, prepare the auction catalog, solicit underwriting support and assist with all activities at the event. 

In addition to an opportunity to meet fellow preservationists from all over the nation, the internship also offers a $1,000 stipend and paid expenses to the National Preservation Conference in Spokane, WA (October 30- November 3, 2012). 

The intern will work from the office of Preservation Action in the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.  Selection preference will be given to students majoring in historic preservation at the graduate level. The ideal candidate would be available to work 30-35 hours a week from early August 2012 through mid-November, 2012.   Exact dates are somewhat negotiable.

 Fundraising experience is preferred but not required.  Conference attendance is mandatory.   Applications must be receied by May 1, 2012.

 

 

OPen until
05/01/2012

How to apply
Interested applicants should e-mail resume, cover letter, and references to: csmiley@preservationaction.org
Camille Smiley
Phone: 202-637-7873
Fax: 202-637-7874
ADDRESS
401 F Street NW Ste. 331
Washington, DC 20009

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