“This experience provided the hands-on experience I needed to operationalize so much of what I learned in classes.”  Summer 2018 Archives Intern

“The environment for interns was incredibly welcoming, I felt that I was able to have thought provoking and friendly conversations with people in all different departments.”  Summer 2018 Public Relations Intern

“Throughout everyday work I was always well informed as to what was expected of me that day and that week.  I always felt supported and like my voice was heard if I was struggling with something or if I had an opinion about a certain task.  I received constant feedback as well as encouragement.”  Spring 2018 Museum Education Intern

“I truly appreciated how the staff treated me as an equal worker.  This instilled valuable professional respect and confidence in my experience…I valued my opportunity to productively contribute to the museum’s mission through my individualized projects.”  Summer 2017 General Collections Intern

“”I like that I could pitch ideas and be listened to.  I also appreciated the flexibility around my academic schedule.”  Fall 2019 Marketing Intern

The Valentine offers year-round undergraduate and graduate level internships, with projects designed to benefit both the intern and the mission of the Valentine. The program strives to provide equitable access to valuable, project-based and real-world experiences in the museum field. See below for a list of current internship opportunities, as well as more information on application procedures.


Internships are open to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate, certificate or graduate program. Recent graduates are also welcome to apply – but if you have been out of school for 9 months or more, we encourage you to explore our volunteer opportunities.


To be considered for our 2022-2023 internship, please submit your materials by 11:59 PM on Monday, September 12.


Thanks to generous donors including the Kip Kephart Foundation, the Valentine is able to provide $1,500 stipends to all interns upon successful completion of their internship.

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. Interns are required to complete 150 hours of work during the semester.


Benefits include: 10% discounts in the Museum Store, free admission to the Valentine Galleries during the internship period, and free parking at the MCV Hospital and Museum visitor parking deck.


If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact call 804-649-0711 or email intern@thevalentine.org Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

How to Apply

To be considered for available internships, please submit your completed internship application along with a resume and cover letter to intern@thevalentine.org.