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Paid Internship Deadline: Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

March 31

Summer internships with the ACHP are full or part-time paid internship opportunities supervised by Chair Sara Bronin or by professional staff members. Current students in a program in which they are not allowed to be paid are also eligible. Internships may be virtual, on-site, or hybrid. Paid interns receive a stipend of $15/hour. Internship projects are described below. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

How to Apply – Deadline – March 31, 2024 

Interested applicants should apply using this form and a resume. Save the filled-out form on your computer as a pdf, reopen it to make sure the content is retained, and then attach it to an email along with your resume. Send to the attention of the Internship Program Coordinator at internships@achp.gov.

Summer Internship Projects

Projects may include the following:

Carry out legal research relating to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and managing or protecting sensitive information about cultural resources under federal and state law. The NHPA and other federal laws allow federal agencies to withhold certain information from public disclosure, but in recent years, more questions have arisen regarding what other protections exist to protect sensitive information and how federal and state sunshine laws may interact. This work would include statutory and regulatory research as well as case law research. In addition to this research, the intern would participate in all aspects of Office of General Counsel activities. A 2nd year law student would be best prepared to undertake this research.

Work with the ACHP staff and Latinos for Heritage Conservation (LHC) to identify 3-5 historic sites in the Borderlands of Texas, Arizona, or California that help tell the stories of Latino heritage and history. Research each site and create video incorporating its history, why it is culturally important, and how it came to be designated. Information on Section 106 review and citizen involvement in preserving cultural heritage will also be incorporated into the video and associated outreach materials, including social media content. Materials will be shared via ACHP’s platforms and as part of LHC outreach. The intern will also participate in Office of Communications, Education, and Outreach activities and develop skills in community engagement. Familiarity with Latino heritage and culture and Spanish would be a plus.

Assist in identifying, naming, and organizing digitized historical records. The intern would help catalog recently digitized ACHP files, create file plans, and identify and propose key words to help build a searchable database. This work would allow the intern to learn about the history of the ACHP from original sources and propose ways to better document and preserve the digital information for the future. The intern will also become familiar with the work of Office of Federal Agency Programs.  A  background in library science or archiving is desirable and some familiarity with historic preservation would be a plus.

Work under the supervision of ACHP’s Chair Bronin on a variety of high priority national preservation policy initiatives and projects advancing the work of the agency. This will include research and implementation tasks related to topics such as climate change, housing, and equity. Specific assignments will be developed based on current agency needs and the skills and interests of selected interns.

Learn more and apply: https://www.achp.gov/internships/summer-internships-2024