Historic Prince William Paid Internship Opportunity

Historic Prince William

Gerald MacDonald Paid Internship Award

Historic Prince William (HPW) is a 501(c)(3) historical society focused on the history of Prince William County, Virginia.  It offers $2,000 paid internships for graduate students or senior-year undergraduates to (1) conduct research on some aspect of Prince William County history using primary source material, or (2) apply labor and expertise that contributes to the preservation and/or interpretation of a specific historic site in Prince William County.

Prince William County features a rich and diverse history that includes pre-European contact American Indian cultures, colonial-period settlements, early republic agriculture and industry, slavery and abolition, American War of Independence and Civil War sites, and a wealth of topics related to the 20th century.

The Gerald MacDonald program was established to support the development of young historians by encouraging historical research, historical interpretation, and historic preservation in Prince William County, Virginia.  It is named after the late Lt. Col. Gerald “Jerry” MacDonald, USMC Ret., who was a founding member and long-time director of Historic Prince William.   After serving in the Marine Corps, MacDonald became an educator and lived most of his life with his wife and family on his family farm in Prince William County. This program honors MacDonald’s passion for history and his commitment to his family, his country, and his home.

Grant Terms

Internships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000.  These funds may be used for any purpose by the recipient but must result in an academic paper and a presentation submitted to Historic Prince William on a subject predominantly involving Prince William County history and using primary sources.  Qualifying projects may also involve historic buildings, cemeteries, and archaeological sites.  Awardees must complete their project within one year.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a brief research proposal (1-2 pages) endorsed by a professor at their institution.  Only applicants who are graduate students or senior-year undergraduates enrolled in history or a related discipline will be considered.  Students should submit their research proposal and any questions to info@historicprincewilliam.org.  Consideration is on a rolling basis with no set submission deadline.

Internship: National Guard Memorial Museum


Looking to build experience working in a museum? Interested in US history?

The National Guard Memorial Museum is once offering a museum internship opportunity for undergraduate and graduate-level students interested in American and military history. Information can be found on the website at the link below.

Internship Opportunities – NGEF

Image: National Guard ‘Coming of Age’ Gallery

Werowocomoco Ancestral Lands Internships: Recent Grads Encouraged to Apply!

see http://appalachiancc.org/individualplacements

Paid Youth Internship Opportunity with the National Park Service in Fredericksburg This Fall

This fall Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania NMP will be hosting a Community Volunteer Ambassador through the National Park Service’s partnership with Conservation Legacy and AmeriCorps. This program provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural and cultural resources. The Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) Program combines the strength of a national leader in conservation service with the National Park Service to train a diverse group of emerging leaders to assist park units in building lasting connections to local communities.
You can find a full description of the position here at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania NMP here: b0a6b6_c0cc5c1c8f254fda8212d52d0d105dc6.pdf (cvainternships.org)
And more information about the CVA program generally here: Community Volunteer Ambassador (cvainternships.org)
One of the most exciting things about this program is that upon program completion participants receive Public Lands Corps Hiring Authority which means that they have special hiring eligibility for National Park Service and other federal permanent positions.

Summer Internship: Booker T. Washington National Monument

Internship ad: appalachiancc.org/open-positions

Mt. Vernon Historic Trades Summer Internship (deadline 2/11)

George Washington’s Mt. Vernon: Historic Trades Summer Internship
Now Accepting Applications (deadline Feb. 11)

This internship provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to become immersed in 18th-century history, agriculture, and industry.

Eligibility: This program is open to undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of college as of June 6, 2022, and will not have graduated as of June 6, 2022.

Benefits: This is a paid internship, and interns receive reimbursement for travel expenses to and from Mount Vernon. The Historic Trades department generally takes interns on two field trips to historic sites in the region.

Requirements: This position requires the ability to work outdoors in hot and humid weather; to do rigorous physical activity including demonstrating 18th century farming methods, field work, and milling; to work in a dusty environment; to lift and carry 50 pounds; to work with 18th century tools and implements; to conduct hands-on activities; and to greet and talk with numerous guests of all ages.

For full information and application link, see here.

Questions? Contact: GWEntrepreneur@mountvernon.org

AHA Internship Opportunity (12/10 Deadline)

The American Historical Association is seeking undergraduate students to work remotely as interns during the spring 2022 semester. AHA interns work on a variety of projects and gain insight into historical and nonprofit work. Students will be matched with an AHA staff member who will mentor and oversee their work. They will have an opportunity to attend departmental and general staff meetings and to learn about the day-to-day work of the world’s largest professional association of historians.

Accepted interns will need to receive either a stipend or course credit from their home institutions; we understand this is not possible in many cases, but we cannot accept an intern who receives neither stipend nor course credit. Hours are negotiable, though we are estimating approximately a 10 hour/week commitment during the spring, depending on the student’s schedule.

In their cover letter, interested candidates should indicate any relevant experiences.


· 2 interns will work with the AHA marketing team to update records in the AHA’s database in order to increase the number of history faculty and graduate students the AHA can contact and recruit for membership. Because of the type of work involved, the ideal candidate for this internship is a history major or minor with an interest in nonprofit management, museum studies, marketing, economics, or business. Interns should also have a basic familiarity with online databases.

Application review will begin on Friday, December 10, 2021.

How to apply:

Log into your MY AHA account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one for free.
Click “Available Application Forms” in the AHA Awards, Grants, and Jobs section.

Click Apply next to the AHA Internship link. In the section labeled Supporting Documents, upload a single PDF with a cover letter, CV or resume, and the contact information for two references. Separate letters of recommendation are NOT required.

Please contact Alexandra Levy (alevy@historians.org), AHA’s digital communications coordinator, with any questions.