Appomattox Court House National Historical Park is seeking an undergraduate intern


Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Appomattox, Virginia

Terms: In partnership with the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at UVA, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park is seeking an undergraduate intern with a background (UVA course/s, e.g.) in nineteenth-century American history to work at the national park. This internship pays $10 an hour–$3,000 for 300 hours (40 hrs a week for 7-8 weeks) and includes free housing within easy walking distance of the Park. Available immediately. Mainly onsite—with safety precautions in place for coronavirus—but some remote work possible as well. All staff, including interns, issued their own personal protective equipment.

Goals: Assist the park’s Curator and Historian. In the curatorial realm the intern will assist museum staff with conducting the mandatory Annual Inventory of Museum Property and help correct deficiencies in locations and documentation. The intern will learn to safely handle museum objects while unpacking and packing museum objects for storage, exhibits, or loans, as well as work on cataloging artifacts for the Park’s collection. For the Park Historian the intern will research and begin compiling a master list of Appomattox Campaign casualties. This will also include updating the Appomattox Court House casualty list. Some transcription work of letters and diaries may also occur. The intern may also assist the museum technician and the museum curator with routine housekeeping and environmental monitoring in historic houses, exhibit spaces, and collection storage areas. The summer internship includes housing at the Park.

About the National Military Park: The National Park Service unit at Appomattox Court House encompasses 1,700 acres, including the historic village and two Civil War battlefields, numerous cemeteries—military and civilian, several monuments from the commemorative era, and historic structures dating from to the 19th century. The site interprets a wide range of events, including the Appomattox Campaign; the battles of Appomattox Station and Appomattox Court House; the African American and white civilian experience; the surrender and the events/results stemming from the surrender on April 9, 1865.

contact LISA GOFF, for more information or to apply.