The Museum’s internships enable qualified candidates to learn about the Museum as well as the way the Museum operates. Interns take part in hands-on projects and work directly with Museum professionals.

Please contact Beth Heaton, Volunteer & Intern Manager, with questions at

Interpretation and Community Outreach Internship (Unpaid)

Work Location: Interpretation Department

Job Description:

Interpretation Department is responsible for connecting visitors to the museum’s collection through storytelling, programs and exhibitions. The Mariners’ Museum is seeking interns to assist the Interpretation department in providing an engaging and innovating experience for teachers, scouts, families and the general public.

Duties can include but are not limited to: Research Program development Creating educational resources for teacher professional development Working with groups of various ages and abilities Work with the Manager, Visitor Engagement and Manager, Interpretation and Community Outreach to present museum and gallery specific tours and programs Assist with other general museum programming such as Handling History, workshops and gallery openings Staff education stations such as the LEGOS and Spice tables Assist with activities for special events such as Gallery Crawl and Celebrate the Park.

Expected Project Duration: Indefinite

Start Date: Flexible

Hours: Flexible

Appropriate Educational Requirement: High School or college such as Museum studies, Education, History and/or other related fields

Required Skills: Attention to detail; can work independently, comfortable talking to and interacting with people; eagerness to learn

Direct Supervisor: Manager, Interpretation and Community Outreach


Library/Archival Internship

Department: Library Archival Department

Title:  Internship Archives Negatives Processing

Supervisor:  Beth Heaton

Hours:  15 – 20 hours per week

Total hours:  120/p>

Pay:  $250 Stipend

Description: Sleeving, numbering and housing negatives

Contact Beth Heaton

Beth Heaton

Volunteer and Internship Program Manager

(757) 591-7712
The Mariner’s Museum and Park

100 Museum Drive

Newport News, VA 23606

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