2019 Historical Interpretation Internship

This internship is accompanied by an award from the park’s Friend’s group. It is designed to give an interested college student or recent graduate the opportunity to work with professional park staff to conduct history programs and research associated with Historic Huntley and Huntley Meadows Park. Historic Huntley is a restored Federal period villa within Huntley Meadows Park, a 1554-acre wetland preserve. Historic Huntley is on the National Register of Historic Places and was built by Thomson F. Mason, grandson of George Mason. Huntley Meadows Park occupies lands used for a diversity of purposes by many different peoples from Native Americans to the U.S. armed forces. The intern will focus on developing and presenting summer camp education programs and conducting a research project relevant to Historic Huntley or Huntley Meadows Park.

AWARD:                

$3,000 offered by the Friends of Historic Huntley

PERIOD:               

12 weeks, 40 hours a week; about May 28 through August 16, 2019

LOCATION:          

Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Boulevard, Alexandria, VA 22306

APPLICANTS:

College students or graduates, preferably with major in public history, education, museum studies, history, archaeology or related field. Preference will be given to candidates with experience developing or conducting programs for children ages 5 to 14. Interns may be asked to drive a van and will be required to take safety training. Must be 18 years or older by May 2019 and must have a driver’s license.

DUTIES

Interpretive Presentation & Planning

Assist with presentation of history-related summer camp programs. May also work with the development and expansion of other interpretative programs for Historic Huntley and Huntley Meadows Park.

Research Project

Define and undertake a research project based on digital, oral, archaeological or archival sources related to the history of the Historic Huntley house, park, or surrounding communities.

Programs/Tours

Assist with tours of Historic Huntley, and other summer programs as needed.

TO APPLY:              

Send resume to Cheryl Repetti, Ph.D., Historical Interpreter & Site Coordinator, at the above address or via email at Cheryl-Ann.Repetti@FarifaxCounty.gov. Call 703-768-2525 for more information.

A PDF version of this internship posting can be found here.