Interns & Fellows


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, and unofficial school transcript.

Questions? Check out our Internship FAQ Page! Or contact Sophia McCrimmon, Visitor Services & Volunteer Programs Manager, at or (804) 649-0711 ext. 351.

Current Opportunities

The Valentine is offering the following internships in the Summer of 2024:

To apply, submit an online application by 11:59pm on Sunday, March 10, 2024.


Valentine Teacher Fellowship

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 are now open! Apply here!

Questions? Please email

Past Teacher Fellows

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.”

Meaghan 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.