• Collage of images, including Maggie Walker, her home, and the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank

    Maggie L Walker

    National Historic Site Virginia

Park Internship Program

Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site

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.

Qualifications:

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.

Duties/Responsibilities

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
Summer: June to August
Fall: September to December

Internships are part-time, with a two-month minimum commitment.

Benefits for interns:
-Free housing (if required and available);
-Uniform shirts will be provided;
-Experience working in your field with NPS;
-School credit from your college or university.

Internship flyer (pdf)

 

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:

Intern Coordinator,
Richmond National Battlefield Park,
3215 E. Broad St,
Richmond, VA 23223
Fax: 804-771-8522
Email the Internship Coordinator

Applications must be submitted by:

For Spring internships by November 1st
For Summer internships by April 1st
For Fall internships by July 31

Did You Know?

Booker T. Washington

While Mrs. Walker is known as the first African American woman to found and be president of a bank, much of her work was in the early 20th Century Civil Rights Movement with her friends Booker T. Washington, Mary Church Terrell, and Mary McLeod Bethune.