• About Our Internships

    Learn about how our interns participate in programming and events at the JSAAHC.

  • Application Requirements

    Looking to apply to our internship program? Read our application requirements first.

  • Why Intern With Us

    Learn about the impact that interning at the center not only has on our organization but also on you.

About Our Internships

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

Application Requirements

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
  • Be a self starter who enjoys problem solving

We’ll teach you the rest.

Application Process

To apply, please submit a letter of intent to info@jeffschoolheritagecenter.org/.

Your email must include

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

Once we’ve received your request we will review and reach out to you with any questions we may have.

Why Intern With Us?

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.
Jefferson Heritage African American Center © 2020. All Rights Reserved