A self-directed history, public history or historic preservation student is sought for a unique internship opportunity at four sites in Maryland’s Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area: Antietam National BattlefieldChesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical ParkNewcomer House and Pry House Field Hospital Museum. The intern will gain hands-on experience in the field of public history by creating and leading interpretive programs, providing educational experiences for school groups, and working behind the scenes at several sites of national significance. The intern will work full-time over the course of the summer, gaining valuable experience at four different—but related—historic sites. The intern will provide recommendations at the end of the summer for ways to strengthen a shared visitor experience across these sites, all located in Washington County, Maryland. The intern will receive a stipend of $2,800. Download the complete description here

How to apply: Email a one-page cover letter explaining interest and career goals, along with a one-page résumé to Auni Gelles ( by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, February 15. Decisions will be announced via email by Wednesday, March 15.

Heritage Area Staff Contacts

Executive DirectorElizabeth Shatto.jpg
Elizabeth Scott Shatto
(301) 600-4042

Auni Gelles.jpgAssistant Director
Auni Gelles
(301) 600-4031

Rachel Nichols.jpgWashington County Heritage Area Assistant
Rachel Nichols