SUMMER ASSOCIATE POSITION at Cultural Heritage Partners 


Cultural Heritage Partners, PLLC, a multi-service law and government affairs firm serving clients in the cultural heritage, art, museum and historic preservation communities, is seeking one unpaid Summer Associate for Summer 2013. The Summer Associate is expected to work 40 hours per week over the course of a ten week period.

The Summer Associate will be given challenging work, a substantial amount of responsibility, networking opportunities, valuable mentoring relationships, and the ability to pursue and develop relationships in the art, preservation and cultural heritage fields. The firm is based in Washington, DC and operates on a virtual model such that the Summer Associate will not be required to come to an office, other than for occasional meetings and to ensure sufficient supervision and training.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct legal research and prepare legal memos for supervising attorneys and clients.
  • Draft client letters and contracts on a variety of topics.
  • Monitor, analyze, and write about state and federal court cases and legislation.
  • Advocate for legislation related to cultural heritage and preservation issues.
  • Conduct research and analysis related to a broad array of public interest law issues.
  • Draft articles, press releases, blog posts and other content related to business development.
  • Assist with preparations for meetings with clients and potential clients.
  • Work on pro bono matters for tribal and other clients.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


  • Current second-year law student.
  • Excellent research, writing, and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to analyze and clearly explain concepts of law and public policy.
  • A demonstrated interest in art, museum, cultural heritage and/or preservation law.
  • A demonstrated interest in advocacy and/or political work.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the public interest.
  • Applicants must be able to work 40 hours per week.

Application Deadline:

5 pm ET on March 15, 2013. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample (no more than 10 pages in length), and transcript via email to Eden Burgess at Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.