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
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)