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John T. Wilkes Internship Application

The Virginia Historical Society announces its John T. Wilkes internship for the summer of 2017. The purpose of the internship is to give a student of history a meaningful work experience in a museum setting. The internship will expose the student to various aspects of historical research and interpretation and allow him or her to interact with the society’s varied constituencies. The opportunity brings with it an introduction to best practices in the field of public history and museum education. 

The internship is open to college undergraduates, including incoming freshmen. The VHS is looking for a student who enjoys history, has demonstrated a passion for the discipline, and has strong communication skills. The intent of the program is to provide the student with hands-on experience in line with his/her professional interests. Priority will be given to students with a declared major in history or significant coursework in the subject.

The individual chosen as the John T. Wilkes intern will be paid $2,000. The schedule for the internship is flexible but will require a commitment of about 250 hours over the summer. 

Please fill out the form below and submit it, and send your resume, to wobrochta@vahistorical.org. We will be accepting applications through Friday, March 31, 2017.

List the history classes you have taken in both high school and college. Also list any classes in a related discipline that you think might be appropriate for this internship.
Provide two references and their contact information. One must be a former or current history teacher.
After you've submitted this application, please send a current resume to wobrochta@vahistorical.org. All materials must be submitted by March 31.