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

    Appomattox Court House

    National Historical Park Virginia

Internships

Appomattox Court House NHP offers a variety of volunteer and internship opportunities for all ages, and education levels. The following are descriptions of the six divisions APCO has to offer. Read over them and see if there is something here for you!

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

Cultural Resources: curatorial and museum technician duties include cleaning, cataloging, and photographing artifacts.

Education and Visitor Services Division: this division breaks down into three parts:

1. Visitor Services runs the visitor center, gives tours throughout the village, and collects entrance fees.

2. Education works with school groups and is in charge of the park's summer day camps.

3. Living History does costumed interpretation performed in first person as if it was 1865.

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

Resource Management: works with biological field studies, surveys, GIS, GPS, helps monitor bird use of various grasslands and identify new species within the park.

Historian: researches subjects related to Appomattox Court House; files and catalogs documents, photographs, and books for the library; and works on special projects.


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?

Field's uniform coat (left) James Field (right) ca. 1880, when he was President of the Virginia Baptist Convention *image courtesy VBHS

Major James Field, of A.P. Hill's staff, surrendered at Appomattox. Field served in the Mexican War, helped to write the 1st Constitution for the State of California and ran for Vice President of the United States in 1892. (Field's Confederate frock coat is at Appomattox Court House NHP)