Civil War Trust Resources
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Full-Time, Washington, DC
Do you cringe when websites don't publish in valid XHTML? The Civil War Trust, the Nation's largest non-profit organization dedicated solely to U.S. Civil War Battlefield preservation and education, is seeking an accomplished, energetic, and well-organized individual to join our Web team.
This is a full time job with a competitive salary and benefits package. A BA/BS is required. You do not need extensive American Civil War knowledge to be considered, though we are an organization of dedicated and passionate individuals who take interest in our cause, and an interest in American history is important.
Telecommuters and remote workers will not be considered.
Please send a cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in your application your availability dates and where you saw the job announcement.
The Civil War Trust provides students interested in history and conservation with outstanding opportunities to work on meaningful projects and gain perspective on dynamics of an efficient, top-rated nonprofit organization.
The Trust offers paid part-time internships in our Washington, D.C. office, up to 30 hours per week, in three typical terms: Spring (January–May), Summer (May–August) and Fall (August–December). Successful candidates may be able to arrange for varied tenures, depending on availability. While we strive to accommodate the schedules of qualified candidates, the selection process is competitive and organizational staffing needs are consideration criteria.
Internships are available in the following disciplines:
Development: Interns will learn the mechanics of the nonprofit industry, including event planning, prospect research and donor and member cultivation and management.
Education: These internships entail a wide variety of Civil War research, writing, content creation and image or video editing in support of our education programs on our web site, at Civil War Trust events and in print.
Government & Public Relations: Interns learn a variety of effective messaging and advocacy techniques and how they can sway public opinion and shape policy from city hall to Capitol Hill.
Land Preservation: Interns will work on land acquisition projects that may include the review of land records, transaction documentation and grant tracking — a perfect fit for detail-oriented law students.
Website: Team members with social media, digital editing and web publishing skills help 19th-century history meet 21st-century technology.
Applications for the Fall term are due by August 1; Spring term by December 1 and Summer term by March 15. Successful candidates will be notified by August 31, December 31 and April 15, respectively. As part of the selection process, candidates may be asked to participate in an interview, either in person or over the phone. We regret that due to the volume of submissions, we may not be able to respond personally to all applicants. No calls, please.
Candidates must specify which department (first and second choices are welcome) they wish to be considered for and for which term(s) they are available. Application packages containing a cover letter, resume and two writing samples (no more than five pages; excerpts welcome) should be submitted to email@example.com or:
Civil War Trust
1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20005
Do you live in the Washington, DC Metro area, and have a few hours per week or month to donate to the Civil War Trust? Do you enjoy engaging with fellow Civil War enthusiasts over the phone? If so, we are seeking volunteer members to place stewardship thank-you calls to new members and current donors, thanking them for their support of battlefield preservation. These are not fundraising or telemarketing calls! You are simply calling fellow donors to say "Thank you!" This is an important part of our organizational culture, so you will be making a real impact. Due to donor privacy, you will need to be here in the DC office during business hours to make the calls; while it might be more convenient for you to make calls from your home, we would not want to send sensitive donor information via email, mail, or fax. If you are interested, please send an introductory email to Ms. Emma Quarnstrom, Development Associate of Stewardship, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 202-367-1861, ext. 7226.
The Civil War Trust is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.