US/ICOMOS Call for applications for Hosts and Sponsors for the 2017 International Exchange Program (IEP).

US/ICOMOS have issued a call for Hosts and Sponsors for the 2017 International Exchange Program (IEP).

They seek host organizations, such as non-profits, government agencies, and private firms, who are interested in hosting a US/ICOMOS intern, whether in the United States or overseas.

Since 1984, the US/ICOMOS IEP has engaged partners across the world in hands-on training of emerging cultural heritage professionals. To date, more than 700 preservation interns and 70 countries have participated. The program shares the best cultural heritage preservation practices that the United States has to offer to hundreds of young professionals from overseas, and introduces young Americans to the personal and communal benefits of international cultural engagement.

The IEP will be aligned with the six “Knowledge Exchange” themes that US/ICOMOS established in 2015 to guide the organization and better serve our members and connect them to world heritage practice. These themes are: (1) Climate Change and Heritage; (2) Cultural Landscape Practice; (3) Help Diverse American Communities Tell their Stories; (4) Heritage as a Pillar of Sustainable Development; (5)Heritage in Times of Conflict and Disaster, and (6) World Heritage Management.

More information on the IEP, and other program areas of US/ICOMOS, can be found on their website at http://www.usicomos.org/.  

More information on the call for hosts can be found here.

Please contact Brian Michael Lione, Member, US/ICOMOS Board of Trustees at blione@usicomos.org with any questions.