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Internships

Spring 2023 Collections Management Internship

Patrick Henry’s Red Hill is seeking a motivated intern for Spring 2023 to assist in caring for the museum collections.

Position Summary:

PHMF seeks one (1) Collections Intern to work with the Curator to assist with collections storage inventory, research, and processing; artifact handling for internal use; regular maintenance of artifacts on display in the museum and historic buildings; and assisting in artifact-specific tours for schoolchildren. This opportunity will allow the intern to gain practical, hands-on experience working directly with museum artifacts and to learn proper handling and storage methods of two- and three-dimensional artifacts. The Collections Intern will work with the Curator on special projects related to collections care, and will work directly with operations, education, and other museum staff while learning about the day-to-day operations of managing a small museum.

Current or recently graduated undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of history, museum studies, public history, art history, historic preservation, or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Expectations:
  • The intern will assist the Curator with the inventory backlog of objects in storage, object research, as well as cleaning and rehousing artifacts. The intern will also assist with imputing data into the museum’s collection management system, PastPerfect, and photographing works in the collection for internal use.
  • The intern can expect to gain a practical working knowledge in collections management. The intern will gain valuable collections management experience by helping inventory the collection, learning to work with collections management database systems, and gaining object handling experience.
  • The intern will assist in duties related to acquisitions backlog, research requests, artifact donations, and relocating artifacts within storage. The intern will also help with preparing objects for photography and/or exhibition as needed.
  • The intern will use best practices to catalogue items related to the history of slavery at Red Hill, particularly archaeological artifacts excavated on the Quarter Place. Skills will be gained to further the intern’s understanding of enslaved life and writing provenances for objects used by the enslaved.
  • The intern will engage with the public through tours of school groups and elementary-school-aged children by presenting short tours of the museum and specific artifacts.
  • The intern will be given opportunities to attend organizational events, such as staff meetings, to gain a broader understanding of the workplace and its initiatives. Other activities will be assigned that will further the intern’s learning, knowledge, and experience.
Requirements of Applicant:
  • 3.0 or above cumulative GPA
  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program in history, museum studies, public history, art history, or related disciplines.
  • Ability to commit 30 hours a week minimum.
  • Basic knowledge of current practices in museum collections management.
  • Computer proficiency, preferably with experience in collections management databases.
  • Dedicated team player with strong leadership skills and independent, creative attitude.
  • Previous knowledge or understanding of Patrick Henry (preferred).
Duration:
  • The internship will run the duration of the semester (10-16 weeks).
  • In order to fulfill collegiate requirements, Red Hill does partner with students to complete internships as part of course credit, as long as the student lets the staff know in advance what paperwork will be required to complete.
  • Some project types can be completed remotely as long as the student logs their hours and sends a report on their progress.
  • It is expected that applicants are available to work on-site at Red Hill for at least 30 hours a week.
Lodging/Stipend:
  • Depending on the duration of the internship, the use of free, on-site accommodations may be available. Applicants will be required to sign an agreement about the use and maintenance of the facility in advance.
  • This internship has a $1,000 stipend for full-time, on-site interns. Part-time, remote intern stipends can be negotiated.
How to Apply:
  • Applicants must send a resume outlining their education, professional, and volunteer experiences and a cover letter to Cody Youngblood, curator, at cody@redhill.org.
  • Applicants may choose to send references, CV (if available), a lesson plan or curriculum sample, or other relevant documentation as well.
  • Red Hill will reach out to the applicant to set up a phone/Zoom or in-person interview.
  • If accepted, the applicant will be asked to visit Red Hill prior to the first day of their internship to meet the staff.
Deadline for Applying:
  • Spring 2023 Internships: December 5 at 11:59pm.

Spring 2023 Historic Preservation Internship

Patrick Henry’s Red Hill is seeking a motivated intern for Spring 2023 to assist in preserving and documenting our historic buildings.

Position Summary:

PHMF seeks one (1) Preservation Intern to support the Curator in several preservation projects involving significant historic buildings and structures at Red Hill which are Virginia Historic Landmarks and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This opportunity will allow the intern to gain practical, hands-on experience working directly with historic structures with a connection to slavery within a rural landscape to learn proper building maintenance and report writing techniques that can be transferred to later job opportunities. The Preservation Intern will work with the Curator on special projects related to the twelve historic structures on the property, including the creation of cyclical building maintenance schedules and participating in comprehensive inspections to identify necessary repairs.

Current or recently graduated undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of history, architectural history, construction, building conservation, historic preservation, or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Expectations:
  • The intern will assist the Curator with the inspection and documentation of historic buildings. The intern will also assist with completing building condition reports, identifying areas of previous inappropriate repairs, and photographing areas of deterioration.
  • The intern will work with buildings related to the history of slavery at Red Hill, particularly on the Quarter Place, and assist in their identification and research. Construction techniques unique to buildings constructed for use by the enslaved will be identified with sensitive repair works proposed to ensure their continued preservation and interpretation.
  • The intern can expect to gain a practical working knowledge in building conservation. The intern will gain valuable preservation experience by helping prepare Scope of Work reports, identifying contractors to carry out work, and documenting the work before, during, and after its completion.
  • The intern will assist in duties related to cost analysis and funding to identify possible grant opportunities. The intern will also help with preparing grant applications as needed.
  • The intern will engage with the public through tours of school groups and elementary-school-aged children by presenting short tours of the historic buildings and preservation.
  • The intern will be given opportunities to attend organizational events, such as staff meetings, to gain a broader understanding of the workplace and its initiatives. Other activities will be assigned that will further the intern’s learning, knowledge, and experience.
Requirements of Applicant:
  • 3.0 or above cumulative GPA
  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program in history, architectural history, construction, building conservation, historic preservation, or related disciplines.
  • Ability to commit 30 hours a week minimum.
  • Basic knowledge of current practices in historic preservation.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Dedicated team player with strong leadership skills and independent, creative attitude.
  • Previous knowledge or understanding of architectural vocabulary (preferred).
Duration:
  • The internship will run the duration of the semester (10-16 weeks).
  • In order to fulfill collegiate requirements, Red Hill does partner with students to complete internships as part of course credit, as long as the student lets the staff know in advance what paperwork will be required to complete.
  • Some project types can be completed remotely as long as the student logs their hours and sends a report on their progress.
  • It is expected that applicants are available to work on-site at Red Hill for at least 30 hours a week.
Lodging/Stipend:
  • Depending on the duration of the internship, the use of free, on-site accommodations may be available. Applicants will be required to sign an agreement about the use and maintenance of the facility in advance.
  • This internship has a $1,000 stipend for full-time, on-site interns. Part-time, remote intern stipends can be negotiated.
How to Apply:
  • Applicants must send a resume outlining their education, professional, and volunteer experiences and a cover letter to Cody Youngblood, curator, at cody@redhill.org.
  • Applicants may choose to send references, CV (if available), a lesson plan or curriculum sample, or other relevant documentation as well.
  • Red Hill will reach out to the applicant to set up a phone/Zoom or in-person interview.
  • If accepted, the applicant will be asked to visit Red Hill prior to the first day of their internship to meet the staff.
Deadline for Applying:
  • Spring 2023 Internships: December 5 at 11:59pm.