Summer internship opportunities for 2018 (3 total)
1. Preservation Intern
Assist the Preservation Department with Cyclical and Deferred maintenance of Stratford’s historic structures. The work could include painting, window restoration, masonry repointing and plaster repair. There could also be a research component as needed.
2. Lee Family Digital Archive Intern
Reporting to the editor of the Lee Family Digital Archive; intern activities include transcribing Lee family letters from the 18th and 19thcenturies, researching names, places and other aspects of the letters for annotation; uploading transcribed letters to the Lee Family Digital Archive website; and writing blogs and using other social media associated with the archive project. Basic requirements include excellent writing skills and research experience. The intern will be trained on site to use the software for uploading documents to the archive website.
3. Collections Intern
The intern will work on a variety of tasks in the Collections/Curatorial Department, primarily conducting object-based research as well as compiling object information and photography for an upcoming inventory and assessment project. The candidate will ideally have experience in hands-on collection work as well as photography and data entry skills.
Basic Information for all internships listed above:
All internships are for ten weeks on site at Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, Virginia 22558. Positions are open for both undergraduate and graduate students. International students are welcome to apply; visa applications are the responsibility of the student (preferred coordination through International Arts & Artists).
Compensation and Amenities:
A stipend of $1,000 dollars for the 10 weeks will be paid. Along with the stipend, free on-site housing with kitchen and laundry facilities will be provided. The grounds of Stratford Hall and surrounding areas provide many outdoor activities that can be utilized during the internship.
About Stratford Hall:
Stratford Hall is located in Westmoreland County on the beautiful Northern Neck of Virginia. Westmoreland County is a 45 minute drive from Fredericksburg, two hours from Washington DC and 90 minutes from Richmond. The Stratford property consists of 1,900 acres with 2.5 miles of Potomac River waterfront.
Stratford Hall’s Great House, a National Historic Landmark, and related buildings were constructed circa 1738 and are among a handful of exceptionally intact survivals from colonial Virginia. In addition to the Great House, Stratford also features an operating reconstructed gristmill and extensive gardens. Stratford was the home of the Lee family, which includes two signers of the Declaration of Independence. It was also the home of Revolutionary hero “Light Horse” Harry Lee and birthplace of General Robert E. Lee.
The landscape is primarily hardwood forests and pastures, but also includes two gardens and extensive maintained grounds. Stratford also has two guest houses and over 30 rustic cabins that were built to house Stratford’s board members during the twice annual meetings. See more at Stratford Hall’s website.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send a personal letter of no more than 500 words, stating reasons for wanting to be an intern at Stratford Hall, including their goals for the internship and dates available for work. Please specify the internship position in your application materials. A resume and list of two references should also be included.
Application materials for the collections internship will be accepted through April 13.
Application materials for the preservation and Lee Family Digital Archive internship will be accepted through April 1.
Applications should be mailed to:
483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558
Or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org