The Branch currently offers part-time, unpaid internships for current undergraduate students as well as recent graduates. Internships can be applied for school credit, depending on curriculum requirements.

Internships are offered on a semester basis, following the academic year. Below are the time periods to which you can apply:

  • Spring (February-May) – application deadline is November 15, 2016
  • Summer (June-August)  – application deadline is February 15, 2017
  • Fall (September-December) – application deadline is July 1, 2017


  • Accounting
    General administrative support, basic accounting tasks, and support payables and receivables record keeping.
  • Administration
    Day-to-day operations in support of Foundation Executive Director, research, mailings, and special projects as assigned.
  • Curatorial
    Daily gallery operations and assistance, research projects in support of exhibitions and programs, assist with exhibition installation and support museum events.
  • Development
    Assist with fundraising and campaign efforts and events, conduct donor research, assist with grant proposal process and help maintain the museum’s donor database.
  • Education
    Support the development of educational programming for all ages, assist in delivering educational programs to the public, develop content for lectures/community events, draft lesson plans for K-12 grades, research potential educational programs and partnerships.
  • Events
    Assist museum events/programs/tours, help coordinate with caterers and event planners, draw up and complete contracts, manage museum events calendar, and help plan annual events.
  • Facilities Management
    Assist in preservation projects of The Branch House through research, documentation, assessment surveys; historic structures reports, and general facilities oversight.
  • Marketing
    Assist with regular museum newsletters, email campaigns, online promotions, social media support, and special events. Help edit and proof marketing materials and prep for distributions.
  • Programs
    Manage visitor services as assigned, general administrative support, assist in volunteer/docent management and coordination, draft proposals for future museum programs and outreach initiatives.

To Apply

To submit your application please print, fill out, and email the Branch internship application form along with a letter of interest, your resume, and a letter of reference to Savannah Ball at PDF format is preferred and all materials, including reference letters, must be submitted via email. Reference letters may also be mailed directly to Savannah Ball at 2501 Monument Avenue, Richmond VA 23220.

A confirmation email will be sent once we have received all your application materials. Applications will be reviewed by museum staff, and finalists will be contacted for interviews.

If you have any inquiries related to our internship opportunities or the application process, contact Savannah Ball directly at or (804) 644-3041