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Posted: 04/10/2014

Preservation Action

Preservation Action is the only national non-profit dedicated exclusively to lobbying for the best preservation policies at the federal level. We seek to make historic preservation a national priority by advocating to all branches of government through a grassroots constituency empowered with information and training. Preservation Action offers a number of opportunities for interns in the areas of preservation advocacy, congressional affairs, policy analysis, and political writing and research. Interns have an opportunity to impact policy and engage legislative and preservation professionals. The Preservation Action office in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC, is small, but interns have access to a pool of leaders in preservation from across the country. Preservation Action has three program areas that interns support: Preservation Advocacy, Development/Fundraising, and Communications/Legislative Update. In addition, each of these positions will support Preservation Actionís outreach efforts, state-member engagement, grant-funded programs and the Advocacy Scholars. Candidates will work 25-30 hours per week. Internships are volunteer and unpaid. However, if funding is available, interns will receive a stipend for their service. Interest in our internships is welcome at anytime, they will be filled on an as-needed basis. For questions about this opportunity, email apply@preservationaction.org or call 202-463-0970.

Advocacy, Policy, and Communications Internships
Internship Opportunity
Washington, DC
Open Until
Until Filled
Advocacy Internship

Ideal candidates are historic preservation or public policy students, recent graduates or young professionals seeking relevant organizational experience in their field.

The Advocacy Intern will assist in the monitoring legislative issues in Congress and state legislatures, research on federal policy related to historic preservation, attend Congressional hearings, and support communications with articles on preservation for the Preservation Action website and†Legislative Update.

Experience with legislative policy, advocacy, communications, and knowledge of Congressional proceedings are assets. Knowledge of historic preservation policy is important. Experience with Microsoft Office, RegOnline, WordPress and Constant Contact is a plus.

Development Internship

Preservation Action is seeking interns with interest and experience in non-profit management, fundraising/development, and communications. †The Development Intern will assist in grantwriting and submission of grants as well as cultivation and stewardship activities.

Interns must be a motivated, self-starter, with strong and confident communications skills. Experience with Microsoft Office, Constant Contact, GiftWorks, and WordPress a plus;†past fundraising/event management experience a major plus.

Candidate will work 25-35 hours per week. Candidate must be available to work during fundraising events. Internships are unpaid, however, if there is funding, interns will receive a stipend for their support.

Communications Internship

Preservation Action is seeking communications specialists at any stage of your career who are good storytellers, with strong writing skills, and interested in historic preservation.

Communications Interns will write features for Preservation Actions website and partner publications as well as maintain the Preservation Action media lists. Interns will monitor news for preservation-related stories, compile a listing of news stories for a news round-up from across the states for the†Legislative Update.

How to apply
Please submit a cover letter detailing your relevant academic, volunteer and professional experience, along with a resume, to: apply@preservationaction.org.
Meagan Baco
Phone: 202-463-0970
Fax: 202-463-1299
1307 New Hampshire Ave NW
Third Floor
Washington, DC 20036

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