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Posted: 01/16/2018

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Office of General Counsel

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 develops and manages a variety of preservation programs dealing with promoting public appreciation of cultural heritage, economic development, Native American interests, sustainability and climate adaptation, and related legislation. The agency's mission is the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of our nation's diverse historic resources.

Legal Intern
Internship Opportunity
Washington, DC
$ stipend towards expenses
Open Until

This summer legal internship is for a current or recently graduated law student. The selected intern will participate in the day to day work of the Office of General Counsel and have the opportunity to become involved in legal issues that affect the ability of the agency to accomplish its mission. Assignments may include issues related to historic preservation law, ethics, Freedom of Information Act, and appropriations law, and may involve meetings with outside parties. Specific assignments will be developed based on the skills and interests of the intern and agency needs. 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.

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.

Potential 2018 Projects

Compare and contrast the independent requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, the Wilderness Act, and the Archaeological Resources Protection Act. Examine how these laws interact, and how a federal agency can best coordinate its compliance with these laws. 

Work as part of the team to respond to questions about historic preservation and Section 106, and on other legal matters as they arise in agency operation, including use of social media, personnel law, appropriations law, and records management.

How to apply
Interested applicants should apply online using the form at http://www.achp.gov/intern2018.pdf and a resume. If using the Internet Explorer browser, click “submit” at the bottom of the form, and the data you entered should appear as an .xml file attached to an e-mail message. This should pop up for sending or may be in your drafts folder. Before you hit “send,” attach your resume. If using a different browser, “save as” the filled-out form as a pdf and then attach it to an email along with your resume. Send to Judy Rodenstein, Internship Program Coordinator, at jrodenstein@achp.gov. More information at http://www.achp.gov/Internships2018.pdf.
Judy Rodenstein
Phone: 202-517-1488
401 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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