Are you, or do you know of, a student interested in the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of our nation’s diverse historic resources? The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) in Washington, D.C., has internship and fellowship opportunities available for undergraduate or graduate students, as well as 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 manages a variety of preservation programs dealing with national preservation policy and legislation, promoting public appreciation of cultural heritage, Native American interests, building a more inclusive preservation program, sustainability, community preservation, economic development, and youth engagement.

Selected interns complete projects contributing to or broadening awareness of the work of the ACHP and our historic preservation partners nationwide. Specific assignments are developed based on current agency needs and the skills and interests of selected interns. Projects can be designed so that academic credit can be awarded, and professional staff members supervise all interns. Interns become familiar with the full range of work of the agency and participate in meetings and programs with others interning at related agencies and organizations. Advisory Council members, staff, and the ACHP Foundation assist interns with networking and advice.

Internships are currently virtual, and can be full-time or half-time. They are for the summer (10 weeks) or an alternative period of time, such as a quarter or a semester during the school year. The ACHP Foundation provides a stipend (equivalent to $15/hour) to help offset expenses. Candidates should have an interest in historic preservation and may come from a wide variety of disciplines, such as history, architectural history, archaeology, planning, law, economics, architectural design, communications, or education.

Questions? Contact Internship Program Coordinator, Judy Rodenstein, at

Explore preservation-related careers and develop professional skills promoting the sustainable use of our nation’s diverse historic resources.

Internship Postings

Four summer 2019 interns on a tour of the Capitol Dome
       ACHP Interns Touring the Capitol Dome

How to Apply – Deadline November 18, 2022