• The village of Appomattox Court House from the west, the McLean House is on the right.

    Appomattox Court House

    National Historical Park Virginia

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  • The McLean House front porch is closed, but the house remains open.

    The front porch of the McLean House is being renovated requiring entry into the house through the back door.


Appomattox Court House National Historical Park (NHP) offers internship opportunities for all levels of education. Use the following descriptions of the divisions at Appomattox Court House NHP to see if there may be an internship opportunity for you.

Administration Division: Responsible for the business aspects of the park including: budget, personnel, purchasing and planning.

Cultural Resources: The historian and curator make up this division. Internship duties with the historian may include: researching subjects related to Appomattox Court House, filing and cataloging documents, photographs and books for the library, and working on special projects.

Education and Visitor Services Division: This division breaks down into three parts. Visitor Services is in charge of running the visitor center, presenting talks or tours throughout the village, and collecting entrance fees. Education works with school groups and is in charge of the park's summer day camps. Living History is costumed interpretation that is done in first person (1865).

Maintenance Division: Help maintain the historical village, trails, and grounds keeping.

Resource Management: Works with biological field studies, surveys, GIS, GPS, help monitoring bird use of various grasslands and identifying new species within the park.

Due to the limited amount of housing and overall positions for interns, the park requires the following to be sent for applicant consideration:

1. Describe in a cover letter which division you want to apply for, how this internship will benefit your educational career and the period of time you will be available.

2. A resume, three professional or academic reference letters and an unofficial transcript.

3. Please mail, fax, or email all materials to:

Volunteer Coordinator, Appomattox Court House NHP, PO Box 218, Appomattox,VA 24522

Fax: 434-352-8568

Email: e-mail us

Applications must be submitted by:

For Spring internships by November 1st

For Fall internships by June 15th

We recommend a two month minimum for Interpretation, Education, Natural and Curatorial Resource positions.

Benefits for interns:

  1. Free Housing (If required and available)
  2. Uniforms will be provided
  3. Experience working in your field with the National Park Service.
  4. School credit for either your college or university.

Thank you for you interest in interning here at Appomattox Court House NHP.

Good Luck!

Did You Know?

General Custer Receiving the Flag of Truce

General George Armstrong Custer, of Little Bighorn fame, received the flag of truce at Appomattox Court House that brought about a cessation of hostilities leading to the surrender meeting between Lee and Grant. The Original Truce Flag is exhibited at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.