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Tony Goldman Internship for Diversity in Preservation & Community Development

Department: 2019 Internships
Location: Washington, DC


The National Trust for Historic Preservation, in partnership with its subsidiary, the National Trust Community Investment Corporation (NTCIC), announces the Tony Goldman Internship for Diversity in Preservation & Community Development. Tony Goldman, recipient of the distinguished Crowninshield Award, was a foundational board member of the National Trust Community Investment Corporation and is known for having created a legacy of diversity and inclusion. The Tony Goldman Diversity Internship was created to honor his work in cultivating diversity in the fields of historic preservation, real estate finance, and community development. Goldman Properties principal and chairman Janet Goldman will participate in the final selection of the Tony Goldman Intern.   We are seeking an intern from an underrepresented community new to historic preservation and/or real estate finance to increase the diversity—racial, ethnic, cultural, generational, and socio-economic—of professionals in real estate finance, contributing a wide range of perspectives and enriching the professional climate.

National Trust internships are short-term, voluntary experiential learning opportunities with no expectation of employment at the conclusion of the internship.

For this internship, the organization is offering a small stipend to offset expenses incurred.


  • Support marketing, community impact, and public policy functions in connection with company’s federal historic tax credit, new markets tax credit, and solar tax credit syndication
  • Assist in the creation of online content across social channels
  • Review underwriting materials to develop an understanding of financial structuring; analyze materials and prepare content for investment committee memoranda
  • Request data and conduct interviews with community partners. Summarize data and draft narratives for use in internal and external materials and case studies
  • Prepare materials for legislative meetings
  • Conduct community impact assessment interviews
  • Attend a site visit with Asset Management team. Meet with developers and determine potential risks for the project
  • Assist in the creation of project and impact mapping
  • Assist in the preparation of Public Policy events such as Lobby Day
  • Research and database state and national partners


The intern will gain experience under the mentorship of respected tax credit syndication professionals in an educational setting at one of the nation’s leading non-profit advocacy organizations and community development entities. The intern will also have the opportunity to participate in educational programming offered via the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Washington, D.C. office internship program. Students may also be eligible for college or graduate school academic credit at the discretion of their institution.

Specifically, the intern will gain knowledge in the following areas related to the federal historic, new markets and solar tax credit programs:

  • Origination of potential tax credit transactions
  • Project management to guide a project through the closing process
  • Asset management
  • Public policy at the state and federal levels
  • Community impact compliance and analysis


  • 30 hours a week for a minimum of 6 weeks preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Friendly and professional demeanor on the phone and in writing, with ability to speak and write clearly.
  • Experience in social media marketing a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products required, including Outlook, Word and Excel. Familiarity with other software a plus [CoStar, GIS, CRM, financial modeling].
  • Basic analytical and problem solving skills, including issue identification and prioritization. Basic project organization skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to collaborate and achieve results with supervision, including ability to interact professionally with key internal and external stakeholders as needed.
  • Strong organizational skills required, with ability to prioritize, multi-task efficiently, and meet deadlines in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment.
  • Graduate level studies (or equivalent years of experience) preferred; current or rising undergraduate seniors considered. Studies or demonstrated interest in related subject matter required, e.g. real estate, community development, writing, public policy.
  • Some travel required, including to a Goldman Properties office in Miami or Philadelphia.
  • Basic knowledge of real estate finance a plus.
  • Regular and reliable attendance required.
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The National Trust for Historic Preservation an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.  The National Trust for Historic Preservation  actively seeks opportunities to include members of these groups in its programs and activities.

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