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Colonial Williamsburg
Williamsburg, VA

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  • To engage the intern in a professional setting and provide him or her with the chance to apply the theoretical learning of the classroom to practical situations, activities and challenges.
  • To create an experience affording the student the opportunity to explore his/her educational and career interests while pursuing useful work for his or her host department.
  • To facilitate the requirements for students and professionals seeking academic credit, fulfilling college or university requirements and educational enrichment.


  1. Interns will be required to work 20-40 hours per week for a period of at least six weeks. (Students wishing to work less than 20 hours per week may submit a written request to do so. These requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If placed, the relationship of the student to the Foundation will be in a “volunteer” capacity, and referred to as such.)
  2. During the fall or spring semesters, students will be required to work at least 12-15 hours per week in order to fulfill internship requirements. (Note: Students who choose to work less than the required time will be considered “volunteers” and referred to as such.)
  3. Interns will keep a portfolio of their impressions and experiences, such as journals, visual materials and completed projects.
  4. Interns may have the opportunity to participate in:
      • Weekly seminars with Colonial Williamsburg staff members offering the opportunity to learn more about the philosophy, administration, function and diversity of a museum or historical organization.
      • Field trips to different museums and cultural institutions. This fieldwork offers the students a broad, comparable perspective of museum work.
  5. Interns will be expected to research and implement a project as designated by their host department (as a whole or in part). Interns also may be called upon to assist in the day-to-day operations of their host department.


A prospective intern must have successfully completed his/her 1st and 2nd years of study in an accredited college or university. He/she must be enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year of study or in an advanced degree program at an accredited college or university.

An intern must secure his/her own housing arrangements and is responsible for all transportation and living expenses.

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Colonial Williamsburg

Management Company

The Colonial Williamsburg Company has been driven by the same core values since 1930, when the ideas were first established by Williamsburg Tavern and Ordinaries, Inc. With a new formation of hotel properties, the opening of the Williamsburg Inn by Mr. John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1937, we’ve hosted and entertained guests from across the globe with our rich history and impressive collection of amenities.

Today, we offer gorgeous guestrooms & colonial homes, over 20 food and beverage outlets, three championship golf courses, a 30,000 sq. ft. spa wellness & fitness center, and a retail shopping district – all supporting The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s education mission and historic preservation. By utilizing our relevance, craftsmanship, courage, and inclusion we’ve continued to fuel our passion in providing captivating experiences for our guests and rewarding opportunities and benefits for each of our trusted employees. And as an Equal Opportunity Employer, we embrace diversity and incorporate culture to unite our team and ensure that we always exceed our guests’ expectations.