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Posted: 04/11/2014

Morven Park

Inspired by the life of Virginia Gov. Westmoreland Davis, Morven Park preserves and advances the ideals of civic responsibility, sustainable agriculture, and enhancement of life in rural Virginia. Morven Park seeks to accomplish this through educational and recreational programming that utilizes its historic buildings and museums as well as its 1,000 acres of open space including woodlands, a teaching farm, and a sports & equestrian complex.

Education Department Internship
Internship Opportunity
Leesburg, VA
$1000 stipend


Internships in the Education Department at Morven Park expose individuals to the many aspects of museum education including program research and development. Through hands-on experiences with summer camp programs, Interns learn valuable leadership and programming skills. Interns work closely with Education Department staff, gaining increased awareness of the operations of a historic site and experience working at a non-profit recreational facility.


Interns are responsible for the following objectives:

Attend two training sessions to become familiar with Morven Park programs, facilities and procedures.

Serve as a Summer KaMP (Kids at Morven Park) counselor for Morven Parks three summer KaMPs, and act as lead instructor for select lessons.

During the weeks in between KaMPs, assist with KaMP planning and preparation.

Complete evaluations of the KaMP programs, utilizing participant, parent and staff feedback, and provide suggestions for improvements.

Take ownership of an educational project and work collaboratively with supervisor to complete during the course of the internship.

Shadow other Morven Park departments to see how an historic site is managed.

Complete other responsibilities as assigned.


Interns must be 18 years or older and should be interested in one of the following fields: History, American Studies, Education, Agriculture, Biology, Sports Management, Museum Studies or Public History. The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

Self-motivated with an outstanding work ethic

Experience working with children

Ability to work successfully in a team environment

Enthusiastic and willing to learn new skills and ideas

Strong public speaking ability

Ability to think on your feet and adapt to changing environments

Time Commitment

Internships are full-time positions lasting eight weeks (June 16, 2014 through August 8, 2014.) Education Interns work a minimum of 20 hours per week when KaMP is not in session. Hours may vary depending on the duties assigned each week. Some weekend availability preferred but not required.

Required Hours:

June 19- Training, 6 hours

June 23-27- Summer Fun KaMP Session One, approximately 40 hours

July 7-11- Summer Fun KaMP Session Two, approximately 40 hours

July 21-25- Outdoor Adventures KaMP, approximately 40 hours

July 28- Summer KaMP Debrief, 3 hours


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How to apply
To apply, send a resume, cover letter and three references to: Jackie Wright Manager of Public Programs Morven Park P.O. Box 6228 Leesburg, VA 20178 jwright@morvenpark.org Applications must be received by May 1, 2014. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
Jackie Wright
Phone: 703-777-2414 x6620
PO Box 6228
Leesburg, VA 20178

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