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Posted: 02/12/2016

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Communications, Education & Outreach; Preservation Initiatives; Federa

A small, independent federal agency, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) in Washington, D.C. advises the President and Congress on national preservation policy and oversees the historic preservation review process for federal projects. The ACHP conducts a variety of preservation programs dealing with promoting public appreciation of cultural heritage, Native American interests, economic development, responding to climate change, and preservation-related legislation. Its mission is the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of our nation's diverse historic resources.

Summer internships
Internship Opportunity
Washington, DC
$ stipend towards expenses

The ACHP is looking for undergraduate or graduate students, as well as individuals at an early stage of their career and professional development, with an interest in historic preservation. Applicants may come from a wide variety of disciplines in addition to history, architectural history, or archaeology, such as architectural design, planning, law, economics, and journalism. Internships at the ACHP are flexible and run 8-12 weeks. Selected interns will complete projects supporting activities carried out or overseen by the ACHP and our historic preservation partners nationwide. Interns will also become familiar with the full range of work of the agency and will participate in meetings and programs with others interning at related agencies and organizations. Potential 2016 projects include:

·        Support the work of ACHP members and staff on partnership projects related to Preservation50 (the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act - see http://preservation50.org) Projects include a history of ACHP preservation policy development, research on international programs and practices, analyzing public views on preservation priorities, and the development of preservation policy recommendations to the President and Congress.

·         Research, develop, and help enhance content related to Preservation 50 and the Preserve America program for social media, presentations, and the Web. Help keep materials and data base records related to the Preserve America program up-to-date. 

·         Research and develop materials highlighting the importance and benefits of historic preservation for all Americans. Help identify new audiences and develop avenues and communications to reach these audiences. Research and draft content for the ACHP Web site and Section 106 success stories, as well as ideas for the ACHPs social media efforts and targeted stories by themes.

·         Assist with activities relating to the ACHP summer business meeting; provide support for upcoming meetings and projects, including annual preservation conferences, and ACHP participation in other outreach activities.

·         Support staff handling of Section 106 case review, making sure the requisite information has been submitted for a finding, making case assignments, determining timetables, etc. 

·         Review agreement document files, both hard copy and e-copy, making sure that the two locations match. Develop a catalog of what is in those files, including whether or not the agreement has been terminated or amended. 

Relevant skills include strong research, writing, and organizational ability; comfort with contacting, meeting, and interviewing people by phone or in person; and experience with using and developing content for the Web and social media. Some familiarity with historic preservation is desirable, but not required. Specific assignments will be developed based on the skills and interests of selected interns. 

Interns are volunteers, though a small stipend to help offset expenses will be provided. Projects can be tailored so that academic credit can be awarded. ACHP professional staff members supervise all interns. 

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How to apply
Interested applicants should apply online using the form at http://www.achp.gov/docs/achp-2016-internship-application.pdf and a resume. The Internet Explorer browser works best. Hit “submit” at the bottom of the form, and the data you filled out should appear as an .xml file attached to an e-mail message. This may pop up for sending or be in your drafts folder. Before you hit “send,” attach your resume. If this doesn’t work for you, “save as” the filled-out form as a pdf and then attach it to an email along with your resume. Application deadline: March 31st. Send to Judy Rodenstein, Internship Program Coordinator, at jrodenstein@achp.gov. More information at http://www.achp.gov/internships.html.
Judy Rodenstein
Phone: 2025171488
401 F St.NW
Suite 308
Washington, DC 20001-2637

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