***The MacArthur Memorial Volunteer and Internship Program is on pause until 2024. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back starting January 2024 for updates about when the program will resume.***

The MacArthur Memorial offers unpaid internships to qualified candidates. The main prerequisite is a passion for history, and students with an interest in education, marketing, archival work, exhibit planning, podcasting and/or web design are encouraged to apply.

The Memorial offers a small number of internships in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Internships are offered in the following areas.

  • Catalog books, maps, photographs and documents
  • Create inventories and finding aids for future researchers
  • Scan and document photographs and other materials
Education Department
  • Write articles for the Memorial’s E-Newsletter
  • Assist in creating new education programs
  • Assist in the production of the Memorial’s monthly Podcast
  • Event Planning and social media campaigns
  • Cataloging collection items
  • Researching selected artifacts, photographs, etc. 
Internships are open to current college students, recent graduates, and graduate students.

Competitive candidates will have an interest in history and museum operations, and will be able to commit to a work schedule of at least 10 hours a week. Competitive candidates will also possess:  Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and basic knowledge of U.S. and/or World History 1861-1964.

  • The Fall internship runs from September-December.  Applications are due by August 1.  
  • The Spring internship runs from January-April.  Applications are due by December 1.
  • The Summer internship runs from May-July.  Applications are due by April 1. 
You will be notified that the Memorial has received your application.  At that time you will be advised when to expect a decision.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.  

How To Apply
Interested in applying? You will need the following:
  • A completed Application Form
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Professor or Employer (This can be sent directly from the person recommending you, or can be included in the application packet you submit).
Send your completed packet to:

MacArthur Memorial 
Attn. Education Manager 
MacArthur Square 
Norfolk, VA 23510 

Fax: 757-441-5389 
Intern giving demonstration