Applications for Funded Internships are now open! (Deadline, March 1, 2018).

Since 2006 the Valentine has offered funded summer internships to students interested in working in the museum field. Established by the Kip Kephart Foundation in memory of Bobby Chandler, Valentine Summer Internships provide 5 students with a $1000 stipend upon the conclusion of their internship. We are currently reviewing applications for interns interested in working in the following departments:

Costumes & Textiles
General Collections
Public Relations

Students who are seeking an unfunded internship may apply to work in any of the departments listed above and may also apply for an internships with:

Fundraising and Development
Public Programs and Education
Museum Registrar

How to apply?

  1. Determine if you wish to apply for a funded internship or an unfunded summer internship and review Valentine Summer Internship FAQ page.
  2. Review internship descriptions and determine which departments you’d like to work with. You may apply to (up to) 3 different departments. In your application you will be asked to explain your choices.
  3. Fill out the online application and upload an unofficial transcript, cover letter, resume and a short essay describing Richmond in 3 words.


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 the Valentine Garden Cafe 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 slots reserved for visitors, members and appointments.