Historical Interpreter Internship

About the Internship

Some roles of Historical Interpreters include:

  • Answer questions about the park's location and points of interest
  • Assist visitors with ancestor research and with general Civil War questions
  • Develop and conduct their own battlefield walking tours

Interns are generally assigned to work two or three duty stations, depending on the season. These stations include two visitors centers, two outdoor exhibit shelters, and two historic structures. A few interns during the summer season may also be assigned to conduct weekly children's programs or assist our park curator with projects. Primary duty stations include:

  • The Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center
  • The Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center
  • The Wilderness Exhibit Shelter
  • The Spotsylvania Exhibit Shelter
  • "Stonewall" Jackson Death Site at Guinea Station
  • Chatham Manor

When should internship candidates apply?

The park typically accepts historical interpreter interns for the spring, summer, and fall, with the majority of internships available for the summer months.

Summer interns are typically selected between December and February, and candidates are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible. After February 1st, please contact the park to confirm there are still internship spots available before submitting an application.

If you are interested in applying, Fill in the attached Internship Application form (pdf) and send to the address below or send as an attachment to rebecca_toy@nps.gov.
Rebecca Toy
120 Chatham Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Where do interns live?

Housing in park quarters is typically available for summer historical interpreter interns, and usually for the spring and fall as well. Housing is free of charge for interns working full-time. Each intern can expect to have their own room but share a kitchen, laundry facility, and living space.

Last updated: October 24, 2021

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120 Chatham Ln
Fredericksburg , VA 22405


540 693-3200

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