Park Internship Program
Historical Interpretation and Education Internships
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site offers internship opportunities for college or graduate students. Intern positions support interpretation operations and educational programs in the park.
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site seeks interns with an avid interest in the history of civil rights in the U.S., education, and/or historic preservation who have demonstrated communication and customer service skills. Education interns must be dedicated to working with school-aged children. It is recommended that candidates be actively pursuing careers in historic interpretation and/or education. Personality should include flexibility, a friendly disposition, and the ability to handle the stress of children (for education internships) and busy visitor centers in stride.
Interpretation: Duties include running the site's visitor center, presenting talks or tours, and making sales in the bookstore. Opportunities exist to do historical research with the park historian and curatorial work with the park curator.
Education: Duties include working with school groups delivering curriculum-based education programs. Opportunities exist for program development with the Education Coordinator. Education position will also work the visitor center desk, greeting and orienting visitors.
Dates of Service:
Spring: January to May
Internships are part-time, with a two-month minimum commitment.
Benefits for interns:
How to Apply:
Due to the limited amount of housing and positions for interns, the park requires the following to be sent for applicant consideration:
1. Describe in a cover letter how this internship will benefit your educational career, related work experience, and the period of time you will be available.
2. A resume, three professional or academic reference letters and an unofficial transcript.
Please mail, fax, or email all materials to:
Applications must be submitted by:
For Spring internships by November 1st
Did You Know?
In November 1899, when the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) sponsored a speech by Mary Church Terrell, president of the National Association of Colored Women, in True Reformers Hall, Maggie Walker introduced the speaker.