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Policy Intern

The Civil War Trust is seeking a part-time intern to assist its Policy & Media Department with day-to-day functions, including grassroots advocacy, government relations, media outreach, social media management, website content and general staff and administrative support. The internship will be in the Trust’s Washington, D.C., office and begins immediately.

Past Civil War Trust interns have participated battlefield tours with congressional staff, attended news conferences with celebrity guests like Trace Adkins and Ben Stein, helped plan receptions and events at historic venues, assisted in generating news coverage, and conducted research for the Trust’s wide-reaching interactive offerings. This internship is also an excellent opportunity to complement formal education by honing skills related to public relations, journalism, public policy and non-profit office management.

The ideal candidate will possess a passion for history, thorough understanding of government functions, experience managing social media and web content, and possess excellent writing skills. Applicants must be proficient in MS Office and Excel. Administrative skills and video editing and CMS experience a plus.

To apply, please send your cover letter, résumé, and one brief writing sample (no more than five pages, excerpts from a larger work is fine) to Griffith Waller at or to 1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005. Please indicate availability and how many hours you would like to work per week. Electronic applications are preferred, no phone calls please.

The Civil War Trust, America's largest battlefield preservation organization, provides students interested in history and conservation with opportunities few groups can match.  If you have a passion for the American Civil War, Civil War Trust is the place you’ll want to be.

The Civil War Trust offers paid internships on both a full and part time basis.  Typically we are flexible enough to accommodate students and their busy schedules.

Interns will get hands-on experience working on a variety of projects for a leading nonprofit organization. Because the Civil War Trust has a small office, interns will have the benefit of taking on meaningful projects.

Depending on interest or aptitude, an intern might engage in any number of the activities at the Civil War Trust:  developing content for our organization's website and our quarterly magazine, developing land acquisition applications,  maintaining public relations resources, conducting donor research,  or researching Civil War educational topics.

In order to help us evaluate appropriate internship matches, applicants should indicate their areas of experience and the types of skills they hope develop over the course of their tenure with the Civil War Trust.

To apply, please send your cover letter specifying availability and interests, résumé, and two brief writing samples (no more than five pages each, excerpts from larger works is fine) to:


Intern Coordinator
Civil War Trust
1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20005

Or send via e-mail to:

The Civil War Trust is looking for students with a passion for history, as well as good interpersonal, writing and computer skills. Applicants proficient in MS office preferred. Web publishing skills are a significant plus.


The Civil War Trust is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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