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Posted: 04/11/2017

The Town of Leesburg
Thomas Balch Library

The Town of Leesburg, VA (pop. 51,000+) founded in 1758, is one of Virginia's most attractive and vibrant communities. As the seat of government for one of the fastest growing counties in the United States, Leesburg has been successful at preserving its heritage while embracing the advantages of close proximity to Washington, D.C. Located 35 miles west of the nationís capital, the Town covers approximately 12 square miles.

Summer Intern - Walking Tour
Internship Opportunity
Leesburg, VA

This internship, located within Thomas Balch Library, is designed to provide graduate students an opportunity to obtain practical experience in researching, interpreting and presenting local, social and architectural history by participating in planning, designing, and implementing a self-guided audio tour of downtown Leesburg.

The main tasks of this internship will include assisting with research and identifying sites and events to be included in the tour, curation and design of tour content, identification methods for delivering tour content and promotion of the tour once created. The Intern may also assist in the creation of associated materials such as online maps, printed brochures, or other tools.

Required Qualifications:


  • BA/BS in a related field (history; genealogy, archives; library science; historic preservation, architecture)


  • Creating and delivering walking tours; podcasts, exhibits, or other such presentations; familiarity with mapping and GIS
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, web-design and current tools for capturing and editing audio

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Enrolled in an MA/MS program in historic preservation; tourism; history; public history or architectural history


  • Public speaking; research in an analysis of primary sources and excellent writing skills

Bilingual in English/Spanish

Supplemental Information:

  • Interns are expected to work the hours required to fulfill their academic credit hours between 10AM to 4PM Monday through Friday.

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How to apply
TO APPLY: A Town of Leesburg application for employment is required for each position. Please go to www.leesburgva.gov/jobs to apply online. Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on the closing date, unless otherwise noted. Resumes may be submitted as supplemental only. EOE/ADA.
Stephanie Young
Phone: 703-737-7178
25 West Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176

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