Paid Summer Internships at the Valentine Museum! Deadline: 3/3/14

Published on January 9, 2014

I’m so happy that Marisa Day sent the information below about paid internships this summer at the Valentine.  Questions?  Please touch base with her directly at, or (804) 649.0711 ext. 317



Funded Summer Internships
Currently accepting applications through March 3, 2014

Funded internships are made possible through the Bobby Chandler Internship program, which is generously funded by the Kip Kephart Foundation. These internships are awarded through a competitive application process to up to five interns each summer.  A minimum commitment of 150 hours is required. An honorarium will be provided upon completion.Funded internships are open to students currently enrolled in college or graduate school, as well as recent graduates seeking professional experience.

To apply for a Funded Summer Internship, send a completed internship application, a copy of your resume, cover letter detailing two or more departments of interest, official college transcripts and one letter of recommendation from a college professor to theAssistant Director of Education.

Deadline is Monday, March 3, 2014. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews no later than April 10, 2014. Finalists will be notified of their acceptance and placement in mid to late April.

Our Mission and History

The mission of the Richmond History Center is to engage, educate, and challenge a diverse audience by collecting, preserving, and interpreting Richmond’s history.

The history of the institution begins with Mann S. Valentine, Jr., the museum’s founder, who made his fortune with the creation and production of Valentine’s Meat Juice, a health tonic made from pure beef juice. As did many men of his era, Mann collected artifacts. His collection may have begun, as rumored, with a cigar box filled with arrowheads, but it soon grew to comprise hundreds of objects.

Mann shared his love of history with his brother, renowned sculptor Edward V. Valentine. Mann laid the foundation for the museum in 1892; when he died in 1893, he provided the original bequest for the Valentine Museum, leaving his personal collection of art and artifacts and the 1812 Wickham House.

The Valentine Museum, the first private museum in the City of Richmond, opened in 1898; Edward Valentine served as its first president from its opening until his death in 1930. In his own will, he left an incredible collection of his sculpture, papers, furniture and memorabilia to the museum that still bears his family name.

Over time, the institution has evolved from a general art and history museum to one focusing on the life and history of Richmond, Virginia. For more than 100 years, theRichmond History Center has collected, preserved and interpreted the materials ofRichmond’s life and history. Through its collections, exhibitions and programs it reflects and interprets the broad issues and diverse communities which define the history of Richmondand its surrounding counties. The History Center is the only institution in the city committed solely to this mission.

The Richmond History Center offers major changing exhibitions, which focus on American urban and social history, costumes, decorative arts and architecture. The History Centerincludes the stately 1812 Wickham House, a National Historic Landmark and outstanding example of neoclassical architecture featuring rare wall paintings