Programs & Tours

Programs & Tours


2015 Interns


Bobby Chandler Summer Internship Program

The Valentine’s Bobby Chandler Internship program is generously funded by the Kip Kephart Foundation and the Henry Valentine Fund.  This summer, up to six funded internships will be awarded. A minimum commitment of 150 hours is required and an honorarium of $1000 will be provided upon completion. Funded internships are open to students currently enrolled in college or graduate school as well as recent graduates (graduated within the last 6 months) seeking professional experience.  The deadline for completed applications is Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

We are currently seeking interns interested in working in the following departments.

  • Archives & Exhibitions
  • General Collections
  • Costumes & Textiles
  • Finance and HR (Accounting) 
  • Public Relations and Development
  • Visitor Services and Museum Store Merchandising

Curious about what to expect out of your internship at the Valentine?  Check out some feedback we’ve received from past interns!

To apply for a Bobby Chandler internship please follow the instructions below:

  1. Review intern job descriptions.
  2. Fill out the online application.
  3. Include your cover letter, resume, references and unofficial academic transcripts (hint PDFs work best!). If your transcript cannot be uploaded to the application, please submit it via email by the March 1 deadline as a slots pdf attachment to
  4. Any supplemental materials that are not required (additional transcripts, letters of recommendation), should be mailed to the Valentine at the address below:

The Valentine
Attn: Marisa Day
1015 E. Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Selection Timeline
A review of applications will begin  on March 2.  Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted on or around the week of March 21 with final decisions being made the first or second week in  April. If you have any questions, please contact Marisa Day, Student Programs and Tours Manager at 804.694.0711 ext 317 or via email


Internship Schedules

Interns work during the business week, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm. Schedules are arranged between the intern and their supervisor.


Benefits include: 10% discounts in the Museum Store and Sally Bell's Kitchen and free admission to the Valentine Galleries during the internship period.


Summer Intern parking is fully covered by the Valentine at the MCV Hospital and Museum visitor deck.  The Valentine's small lot is reserved for visitors, members and appointments.

For more information about internships, contact the Student Programs and Tours Manager at (804) 649-0711, ext. 317 or