Preservation Action is currently seeking a Public Policy Intern.

Internships

Preservation Action offers a number of opportunities for internships in the areas of preservation advocacy, congressional affairs, policy analysis, and political writing and research. Interns have an opportunity to impact policy and engage legislative and preservation professionals. The Preservation Action office is small, but interns have access to a pool of leaders in preservation from across the country.

Preservation Action has three program areas that interns support: Preservation Advocacy/PALS, Development/Fundraising, and Communications/Legislative Update. In addition, each of these positions will support Preservation Action’s outreach efforts, state-member engagement, grant-funded programs and the Advocacy Scholars.

Candidates will work 15-20 hours per week. Internships are volunteer and unpaid. However, if funding is available, interns will receive a stipend for their service.

For questions about this opportunity, email mail@preservationaction.org or call 202-463-0970.

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Public Policy Internship
Currently Seeking!

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.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter detailing your experience or interest, along with a resume to:

Robert Naylor
1307 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
apply@preservationaction.org

Development Internship
Ongoing

Preservation Action is seeking interns with interest and experience in non-profit management, fundraising/development, and communications.  The Development Intern will assist in grantwriting and submission of grants as well as cultivation and stewardship activities.

Interns must be a motivated, self-starter, with strong and confident communications skills. Experience with Microsoft Office, Constant Contact, GiftWorks, and WordPress a plus; past fundraising/event management experience a major plus.

Candidate will work 25-35 hours per week. Candidate must be available to work during fundraising events. Internships are unpaid, however, if there is funding, interns will receive a stipend for their support.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter detailing fundraising/event management experience or if none, your ideal approach to the Preservation Action Foundation, resume with relevant academic, volunteer and professional experience, and submit to:

Robert Naylor
1307 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
mail@preservationaction.org

Preservation Communications Internship
Ongoing

Preservation Action is seeking communications specialists at any stage of your career who are good storytellers, with strong writing skills, and interested in historic preservation.

Communications Interns will write features for Preservation Action’s website and partner publications as well as maintain the Preservation Action media lists. Interns will monitor news for preservation-related stories, compile a listing of news stories for a news round-up from across the states for the Legislative Update.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit cover letter detailing communications experience, resume and submit to:

Robert Naylor
1307 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
mail@preservationaction.org