Preservation Action offers this internship that will cover areas such as preservation advocacy, congressional affairs, policy analysis, and political writing and research. As an intern at Preservation Action you will have an opportunity to impact policy and engage legislative and preservation professionals. The Preservation Action office is located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC, and interns will have access to a pool of leaders in the preservation community from across the country. A primary focus of this internship with include assisting in Preservation Actions outreach efforts, state-member engagement, grant-funded programs and the Advocacy Scholars program. Candidates should be able to work about 15-20 hours per week and are on a volunteer basis. Every effort will be made to cooperate with individual university internship programs to enable interns to earn course credit.
Ideal candidates are historic preservation or public policy students, recent graduates or young professionals seeking relevant organizational experience in their field and on Capitol Hill. Experience with legislative policy, advocacy, communications, and knowledge of Congressional proceedings are assets. Knowledge of historic preservation policy is important. Ability to work independently, take initiative, and communicate/coordinate with the Preservation Team is essential.
Work will also include preparation for initiatives surrounding the 50th Anniversary of the 1966 Historic Preservation Act, including the November 2015 National Preservation Conference and the March 2016 Annual Preservation Action Advocacy Week.
Experience with Microsoft Office, RegOnline, WordPress, GiftWorks, and Constant Contact is a plus.