The U.S. Forest Service (FS) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) invite Historically Black College & University students interested in historic preservation or history-related fields to apply to the 2023 Cultural Heritage in the Forest (CHIF) summer program.

CHIF is a paid, four-week educational internship introducing students to the work done by the U.S. Forest Service Heritage program, to prepare them for future careers in cultural resources management and at the Forest Service.

Much of the program takes place on U.S. Forest Service lands, and educational activities are facilitated by U.S. Forest Service heritage professionals as well as professionals from the ACHP, who work to protect and steward cultural resources. This program hopes to ensure future generations will understand the human stories present on the landscapes of our national forests and grasslands.

Participants will explore the work of historic preservation and the efforts of the two agencies to protect, restore, and interpret hundreds of thousands of historic sites. Participants also will connect with communities, stakeholders, professionals, and Indian tribes to learn about and engage in the stewardship of historic sites and public lands.

If interested in pursuing careers in public lands, historic preservation, skilled preservation trades, history, archaeology, or anthropology, please register for one of two Zoom sessions to learn more and ask questions.


Tuesday, February 21 at 3 p.m.

Thursday, March 2 at 12 p.m.


View last year’s video and register to attend one of two virtual introductions to the program now to learn more!  Questions? Email Susan Glimcher at [email protected].