About National Trust for Historic Preservation

Since 1949, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has worked to preserve and protect historic buildings for future generations. It operates more than 20 national trust sites around the country, supporting local historic preservation societies, creating programs and publications that foster awareness and education, and fighting to enact preservation laws. As stated in its motto, the organization "provides leadership, education and advocacy to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities."

Interns work on individual projects in the main office and in historic Washington, D.C. sites, such as the Decatur House and Woodrow Wilson House. Projects include compiling case studies, creating resources for local and national partners, helping with communications and marketing, membership development and website maintenance. Interns also attend educational sessions on nonprofit management, preservation and National Trust programs.


Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, college graduates and grad students.

National Trust for Historic Preservation

  • Internship Coordinator
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • 1785 Massachusetts Avenue NW
  • Washington, DC 20036
  • Phone: (202) 588-6000


  • Number of Interns: 10 to 20
  • Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Washington, DC