The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center (JSAAHC) is dedicated to providing its diverse audience with unique educational experiences. Through guided tours, our walking tour application, school partnerships, family programs, cultural celebrations and adult programs, the Center offers visitors multiple entry points to explore its mission.

JSAAHC offers internships to promising high school rising juniors, seniors, undergraduates,graduate students or career changers who are considering employment in the arts, history,education, nonprofit management and promotions and marketing. Through administrative and project-based activities, interns have the opportunity to research, conceptualize and implement, programs and initiatives that advance the Heritage Center’s mission.

JSAAHC interns participate in rewarding hands on experiences that allow them to directly impact programming; interact with other City Center Resident Partners and the community; and learn about Charlottesville history and the culture of African Diaspora peoples. Interns work directly with staff in the areas of: advancement, communications, curatorial, genealogy and public programs.

Applications now being accepted for two history based projects–The Yearbook project and the 1966 project. For more information about these projects go to our Local history page.

Qualified interns must be

  • Interested in event planning?
  • Have a thirst for history and a desire to impart your knowledge to others?
  • Be committed to ensuring that a more inclusive narrative of Charlottesville’s history is told
  •  A self starter who enjoys problem solving?

We’ll teach you the rest.

Required materials
Cover letter explaining your qualifications and desire for internship
3 letters of recommendation



Miller School interns