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Project Associate

The Civil War Trust, America’s largest non-profit battlefield preservation organization, is seeking an enthusiastic individual with a passion for protecting historic open space. The position of Project Associate is immensely satisfying, as he/she is responsible for preserving in perpetuity historically important sites associated with the Civil War, Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812.

The Project Associate works closely with landowners, government grant sources, partner organizations, and other Trust staff to complete land preservation projects. The Project Associate must be able to establish excellent working relationships, meet project deadlines, have superior writing skills, and must be willing to travel. A B.A./B.S. degree is required. Graduate degree (JD, MBA, or MA) and experience in real estate, finance, and/or law is preferred. Land preservation experience is a plus. A passion to save American history is essential. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please forward a cover letter and resume via e-mail to Thomas M. Gilmore, Director of Real Estate at  realestateresumes@civilwar.org or by mail to:

1156 15th Street, N.W.

Suite 900

Washington, DC 20005

[No phone calls please]

 Internship Opportunities

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. 

The Development Department is seeking a Development intern who has a passion for history and who wants to help with all elements of the fundraising process. Anyone who is interested in learning about fundraising and the inner workings of a national non-profit should apply. The intern will provide general assistance to all Development Department team members, including proof reading letters and proposals, assisting with identifying foundations for funding and writing grant applications, conducting prospect research, keeping records current in the member database, assisting with cultivation and stewardship activities, helping with mailings and various other duties and projects as assigned.

Applicants must be proficient in MSOffice and preferably have office administrative experience. We are looking for an individual who is detail-oriented, and who thrives in a fast-paced work environment. This is a PAID part-time position (up to 30 hours a week) with hours to be determined with the candidate. The intern will work from the Washington, DC office. Please visit our website www.civilwar.org for more information. We would like to hire immediately, with the internship extending through the Fall semester.

To apply, please send your cover letter, résumé, and one brief writing sample (no more than five pages, excerpts from a larger work is fine) to Alice Mullis at developmentresumes@civilwar.org or to 1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005. Please indicate availability and how many hours you would like to work a week. Electronic applications are preferred, no phone calls please.

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 interns@civilwar.org or:

Intern Coordinator
Civil War Trust
1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20005

The Civil War Trust is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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