Heritage Watch, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection
and preservation of the world’s cultural legacy, has an exciting internship
opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students.
Heritage Watch has been working since 2003 to raise awareness of
looting and research the illicit trade in antiquities. While founded
and still based in the small Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia,
Heritage Watch is now a thriving organization with a high global
profile. It has witnessed firsthand how global efforts to protect
cultural heritage are hampered by the lack of a single reference that
those working in heritage preservation can turn to for comprehensive
and current legal information. Heritage Watch is filling this
conspicuous gap with the creation of DHARMA – the Database of
Historical and Archaeological Regulations for the Management of
Antiquities. For the first time, lawyers, archaeologists, law
enforcement officers, government officials, and collectors will have
easy access to current national and international legislation
affecting the management of heritage resources.
Through its internship program, HeritageWatch is giving undergraduate
and graduate students an opportunity to become involved in this
exciting project. For either academic credit or on a volunteer basis,
interns will research and analyze municipal and international
legislation affecting cultural heritage in Southeast Asia. Due to
the project’s large scope – both legally and geographically – there
is much room for accommodating individual research interests.
Furthermore, interns have the choice of working remotely or on-site
at one of HeritageWatch’s offices in Singapore or Cambodia.
Please click on the “Download File” link below for more information.
If you are interested in the program, contact: