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🔗Law & Policy Fellowship – State, Tribal, Local Plans & Grants Division

  • Full Time
  • Temporary
  • Washington D.C., DC (Remote)
  • $1,000 USD / Week
  • December 1, 2022
  • Job Summary: American Conservation Experience (ACE), in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking ONE Law & Policy Fellow to assist in researching and updating operational documents and guidance for State, Tribal, Local Plans & Grants programs.
  • Job Qualifications:


    • Comfortable using technology such as Microsoft Office, databases, online meeting software, and other online research methods
    • Must be able to document ability to successfully conduct legal research (successful completion of a course in legal research and writing is one way to document this)
    • Must be US citizen or Permanent Resident, as required to comply with U.S. government contracts
    • Willing to represent ACE and the NPS in a professional and enthusiastic manner
    • Ability to be self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing team member
    • Willing to undergo and pass the required criminal history checks
    • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
    • ACE Members must verify they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 or have been granted a medical or religious exemption by the time they start their term
    • To learn more about eligibility requirements, please visit our website here
    • Comfortable using technology such as Microsoft Office, databases, online meeting software, and other online research methods
    • Candidates must be able to document their ability to successfully conduct legal research. The successful completion of a course in legal research and writing is one way to document the legal research requirement


    • Completed or in active pursuit of a legal degree at an accredited law school, graduate work in public policy, and/or the acquisition of substantially equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities
    • Understanding of the mission of the NPS and the National Historic Preservation Act
    • Knowledge regarding constitutional law, property law, administrative law, and legislation
    • Background in historic preservation
    • Familiarity with using the United States Code
  • How to Apply:

    Please submit your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and experience, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here: Early consideration will be given as resumes are received; this position may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact ACE EPIC Member Support Specialist, Kyle Ellison,

  • Contact Name: Kyle Ellison
  • Application Email:
  • Application URL:

Website American Conservation Experience

The fellowship is located within State, Tribal, and Local, Plans and Grants (STLPG). The fellow will assist STLPG in law and policy work. This will include researching and updating various operational documents and guidance for STLPG programs and Historic Preservation Fund grants.

The fellow will assist in various projects and in developing operational documents for the Division, some for review by the Department of the Interior’s Office of the Solicitor (SOL). As necessary, the fellow will do legal research to support various projects. The fellow will be a part of the team that explains to our historic preservation partners and the general public these implementation documents and our rationale for creating them.

As a fellow with STLPG, there will be exposure to grant application review, grant management, website development, understanding of the Federal Historic Preservation Program, working with the SOL, and direct interaction with NPS national leaders for the programs that implement Federal historical laws and policy. Interaction with other national-level preservation partners also is possible.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact for details.


    To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at

    Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

    How to Apply

    You may review NCPE's internship opportunities during the Summer and Winter application rounds without registering. Use the search function to find listings by location, keyword, or area of interest/category. Once you identify one or more positions of interest, there is a 3-step application process.

    Step 1: Click on the Apply for Job button, then select Universal Application. Click on Register to create a User Account, which requires a username and email. A link will be sent to you from to create a password. We suggest that you add this email to your safe senders list so you don't miss receiving this important link. You will be instructed to Log In to Preservenet using your user name or email and password, which will take you back to the Universal Application.

    Step 2: The Universal Application is required to apply for all NCPE internships. You fill out this form only once. In addition to contact information, educational status, work history, and experience, it requires two attachments: (1) the 2 most recent years of academic transcripts. These may be unofficial transcripts if official versions are unavailable. PDF only, labeled Your Last Name_Your First Name_Transcript. (2) a resume or CV (curriculum vitae). Please limit to a maximum of 4 pages; 2 pages preferred. May be .doc, .docx or PDF. Label Your Last Name_Your First Name_Resume. This form may be saved as a draft and completed later. Use the link provided to return to the form.

    Step 3: Once you submit the Universal Application, you may browse and apply for NCPE internships using the link provided. Complete the application process by clicking on the Apply for job button found at each internship listing and upload the required Essay. Use the essay to explain why you are applying for an internship, including how your interest areas will benefit the National Park Service (NPS) and how the internship will further your studies and career goals. Be as specific as possible; there is a 400-word maximum length. Submit the essay to finish the application for that position. You may apply for a maximum of 6 internships during this application round. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

    Once the deadline for submission has passed, NPS supervisors will review the applications and may contact candidates for a phone interview. Candidates who are not selected will be notified. Please allow about 4 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

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