Museum Collections Management Internships

with the

Fairfax County Park Authority

Students work with museum professionals performing a variety of collections management duties, such as research, cataloging and accessioning of historic artifacts, conducting inventory and environmental monitoring, and caring for historic objects. Students also assist with the development and mounting of exhibits and complete a written project (for example, a portion of a Collections Procedure Manual, Disaster Plan or Collections Plan, etc.)

PROJECT HOURS 40 - 120 hours per semester
PROJECT PERIOD Summer Semester
LOCATION Collections Management Office
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
5040 Walney Road
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
APPLICANTS Graduate students in history, American studies, historic
preservation or museum studies
DUTIES Assist with day-to-day collections management duties and
special projects. Complete one written project to be
mutually determined by the student and Collections
HOUSING Free housing is available for full-time interns at the Clark
House, 6332 Barcroft Mews Drive,
Falls Church, Virginia 22041
TO APPLY Send a letter stating why you are interested in this
internship, your resume and two references with phone
numbers to:
Jeanne Niccolls, Collections Manager
Resource Management Division
Fairfax County Park Authority
12055 Government Center Parkway
Suite 927
Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1118