Park Internship Program
Historical Interpretation and Education Internships
Richmond National Battlefield Park offers internship opportunities for college or graduate students. Intern positions support interpretation operations and educational programs in the park.
Richmond National Battlefield Park 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.
Communications: This is a distinctive part-time internship for the spring and fall. Tasks focus on supporting the park's external communications effort, including print and digital media, and public relations.
Dates of Service:
Spring: January to May
Internships are part-time, with a two-month minimum commitment.
Benefits for interns:
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:
Applications must be submitted by:
For Spring internships by November 2nd
Natural Resource Internships
All positions are filled through the Student Conservation Association (SCA). Typically a pair of interns are hired in the fall (September) and another set in the winter (February) to work for three months on a variety of projects dealing with resource management. Projects include monitoring and managing invasive/exotic vegetation, monitoring earthwork vegetation, and helping with water quality and animal monitoring, as well as GIS/GPS work. To learn more about the internships and apply to open positions visit www.thesca.org.
Once on www.thesca.org:
1. Click "Find an Internship," found in the banner at the top of the page on the right hand side.
2. In the search box type Richmond National Battlefield Park to help filter to the park's open positions.
3.By clicking on the position you can find out more details about the internship.
4. Use the apply button to submit your application.
Email us for more information.
Did You Know?
The name Cold Harbor has no connection to water. Rather it referred to a stopping place for travelers seeking food and shelter.