We are not currently seeking new employees for full-time positions.
The Civil War Trust provides students interested in history and conservation with outstanding opportunities to work on meaningful projects and gain perspective on dynamics of an efficient, top-rated nonprofit organization.
The Trust offers paid part-time internships in our Washington, D.C. office, up to 30 hours per week, in three typical terms: Spring (January–May), Summer (May–August) and Fall (August–December). Successful candidates may be able to arrange for varied tenures, depending on availability. While we strive to accommodate the schedules of qualified candidates, the selection process is competitive and organizational staffing needs are consideration criteria.
Internships are available in the following disciplines:
Development: Interns will learn the mechanics of the nonprofit industry, including event planning, prospect research and donor and member cultivation and management. Education: These internships entail a wide variety of Civil War and Revolutionary War research, writing, content creation and image or video editing in support of our education programs on our web site, at Civil War Trust events and in print. Government & Public Relations: Interns learn a variety of effective messaging and advocacy techniques and how they can sway public opinion and shape policy from city hall to Capitol Hill. Land Preservation: Interns will work on land acquisition projects that may include the review of land records, transaction documentation and grant tracking — a perfect fit for detail-oriented law students. Website: Team members with social media, digital editing and web publishing skills help 19th-century history meet 21st-century technology.
Applications for the Fall term are due by August 1; Spring term by December 1 and Summer term by March 15. Successful candidates will be notified by August 31, December 31 and April 15, respectively. As part of the selection process, candidates may be asked to participate in an interview, either in person or over the phone. We regret that due to the volume of submissions, we may not be able to respond personally to all applicants. No calls, please.
Candidates must specify which department (first and second choices are welcome) they wish to be considered for and for which term(s) they are available. Application packages containing a cover letter, resume and two writing samples (no more than five pages; excerpts welcome) should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or:
Intern Coordinator Civil War Trust 1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900 Washington, D.C. 20005
The Civil War Trust is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.