• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area

    Richmond

    National Battlefield Park Virginia

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Internships

Richmond National Battlefield Park offers internship opportunities for college or graduate level students in different divisions throughout the park.

There are several opportunities for interns interested in history and cultural resources. Duties include running the visitor center, presenting talks or tours, and making sales in the bookstores. Opportunities exist to do historical research with the park historian and curatorial work with the park curator. Interns will also work with school groups to present educational programs.

The Resource Management division also offers internships through the Student Conservation Association (SCA). They assist in a variety of projects including helping to monitor the parks flora and fauna, GIS/GPS work, and water quality testing.

To learn more about the internship program, click here.

 
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Volunteer

The Volunteer Program at Richmond National Battlefield Park is always seeking enthusiastic and diverse volunteers wishing to share their talents to fulfill our mission. Volunteers perform a variety of jobs, encompassing virtually every aspect of park operations giving them hands-on experience working with the public, park staff, and park resources.

To learn more about how to volunteer at Richmond National Battlefield Park, click here.

 

Youth Conservation Corps Summer Program

The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Program provides employment opportunities and environmental education to hard-working high school students interested in working in the National Park Service.

To learn more about the YCC Program, click here.

 

How to Donate

Your generous contribution helps Richmond National Battlefield Park fulfill its mission to preserve and interpret the stories related to Richmond National Battlefield Park.

For more information about how to support Richmond National Battlefield Park financially, click here.

Did You Know?

Abraham Lincoln, president of the United States during the CIvil War

President Abraham Lincoln visited the Richmond area twice during the war. In July 1862 he met with General McClellan at Harrison’s Landing on the James River. Lincoln came to Richmond on April 4, 1865 and walked the streets of a city still smouldering from the evacuation fires.