Dear Ph.D. Students,
I would like to announce a new summer internship opportunity with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). If you are interested in historic preservation, I encourage you to apply. Here are some details:
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) in Washington, D.C., has internship opportunities available for undergraduate or graduate students, as well as post-graduate individuals at an early stage of their career and professional development. A small, independent federal agency, the ACHP oversees the historic preservation review process for federal projects and conducts a variety of preservation programs dealing with national preservation policy and legislation, community preservation, climate change and sustainability, economic development, Native American interests, building a more inclusive preservation program, youth engagement, and promoting public appreciation of cultural heritage.
The ACHP is looking for candidates with an interest in historic preservation who may come from a wide variety of disciplines in addition to history, architectural history, or archaeology, such as planning, architectural design, law, economics, and journalism. Selected interns will complete projects aimed at broadening awareness of the 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.
Internships at the ACHP are flexible and can be for the summer (8-12 weeks) or an alternative period of time, such as a quarter or a semester during the school year. 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.
Information on Summer 2016 internships at the ACHP is posted at http://www.achp.gov/2016-internship-announcement.html. It includes a link to the application form and instructions on how to submit the application.
Suzanne E. Smith
Professor of History
Department of History and Art History
George Mason University
(703) 993-1251 (fax)