The American Civil War Museum offers internships throughout the institution.

The American Civil War Museum offers internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students seeking educational and professional advancement and course credit. Interns will work on project-oriented tasks in the Museum’s Collections, Education, Marketing, and Development offices, with opportunities available at the museum’s branches in Richmond and Appomattox.

The American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia, strives to be the preeminent center for the exploration of the American Civil War and its legacies from multiple perspectives, and to do so through one of the largest private collections of Civil War material culture, innovative interpretive and educational programming at all three locations, including a new flagship museum at Historic Tredegar that will open in March 2019.

Our internships are intended to introduce undergraduate students to museum engagement, operations, and education, and to be a venue by which graduate students gain valuable experience. Internships will be project-oriented, involve assessment (in conjunction with university needs), and will provide opportunities for reflection and feedback.

Specific internship opportunities will be offered on the museum’s jobs page, but we may field student-generated project ideas. 

Internships will be approximately 130-160 hours per semester, depending on university requirements, and interns will be expected to work about 8 to 12 hours per week (flexible in the summer term). Interns will be paired with a staff mentor who will train and supervise intern work, and conduct assessment in conjunction with university requirements.

At this time, the ACWM does not offer stipends for internships.

No Current Available Positions, Please Check Back Regularly 

To apply, please submit the following as a word document or .pdf to Chris Graham at

1.A brief cover letter stating interest and how the internship will fulfill educational goals.
2.Information about university requirements for internships.
4.Names and contact information for two references, including internship coordinator or faculty advisor.

Application deadlines:

Fall semester: July 1
Spring semester: November 15
Summer: March 30

Applicants will be notified about receipt of application, and within two weeks of application deadline will be notified about interviews. Internships will be governed by a letter of agreement that will stipulate tasks, hours, assessment benchmarks, and other professional expectations.

The American Civil War Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.

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