The Valentine offers year-round, funded undergraduate and graduate level internships. The Internship program strives to provide equitable access to hands-on, project-based experiences in the museum field. See below for a list of current internship opportunities.
To apply, review the current opportunities and deadline information below. Then, fill out the online Internship Application form and upload a resume, cover letter, unofficial school transcript and writing sample.
Fall 2023 internship applications are now closed. Check back in January 2024 for spring and summer internship opportunities.
The Valentine Teacher Fellowship program provides Richmond region teachers with the opportunity to gain professional development experiences while making a tangible impact on museum programming during the summer. Fellows work with the Education Department to develop resources for programs based on our collection, assess existing programs and support our summer teacher workshops. Teacher Fellows receive a stipend of $3,000. Read the full Teacher Fellowship description here.
Applications for the summer 2024 Teacher Fellowship will open in January 2024.
Dre’mon Miller, Richmond Technical Center, Richmond Public Schools
As a Valentine Teacher Fellow, Dre’mon researched the history of policing in Richmond in the Valentine’s archives and developed a Learning Trunk program about Arthur Ashe and the legacy of Black tennis players.
“I have loved my time (here). I also enjoyed meeting everyone and being in an atmosphere where I feel accepted and heard. It has been amazing.”
Meagan Rhymer, River City Middle School, Richmond Public Schools
As a Valentine Teacher Fellow, Meagan worked to build a literacy component into our Ballot Battle: Virginia Women’s Suffrage program and developed a new student program related to our Sign Spotting exhibition.
“I have absolutely loved my time at the Valentine this summer… I loved having full access to the museum, going down into the rabbit holes of Richmond’s history, and sharing my knowledge as an educator. The Valentine is a real treasure to our city. I look forward to continuing the relationship I have developed with you and the museum.”
The Valentine’s Internship and Fellowship programs are made possible through the generous support of the Kip Kephart Foundation, the Community Foundation and the Jackson Foundation.