Summer Legal Internship Available at the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (Washington, DC)
Contributed By: Judith Rodenstein
Email The Author: email@example.com
Interested in the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of our nations's diverse historic resources? A small, independent federal agency, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) oversees the historic preservation review process for federal projects and conducts a variety of preservation programs dealing with promoting public appreciation of cultural heritage, national preservation policy and legislation, Native American interests, community preservation, economic development, sustainability, building a more inclusive preservation program, and youth engagement.
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.
- As part of the federal governments assessment of its permitting processes for major infrastructure projects, research the intersection of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act, including recent regulatory and policy developments and relevant cases.
- Research how procedural errors and outright non-compliance with Section 106 is treated by the courts, including whether any after-the-fact compliance may be done to remedy the error or violation.
- 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 and records management.
Application deadline: March 4th
More information and a link to the application form is
available at https://www.achp.gov/careers/summer-2019-internships-achp.
Attach the completed form and your resume to an email, and send to Judy
Rodenstein, Internship Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Posted: February 11, 2019
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