The Nau Center is pleased to announce that it will be offering two internships to UVA students starting in the Summer of 2016. One internship will take place at the Fredericksburg & Spottsylavnia National Military Park, the other at Richmond National Battlefield Park. Please see belowfor more details about each opportunity. We will provide further instructions about application requirements and deadlines later this year.
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
The National Park Service unit headquartered in Fredericksburg encompasses four major Civil War battlefields, cemeteries containing soldiers from the United States and the Confederacy, monuments from the commemorative era, and historic structures dating from the 18th through the 19th century. The site interprets a wide range of events, including the battles of Fredericksburg (1862) Chancellorsville (1863), the Wilderness (1864), and Spotsylvania (1864); the experience of black and white refugees; the trauma of civilians caught in the path of war; and postwar activities that recalled and interpreted the conflict. The summer internship includes housing at the park and a stipend of $5,000. Duties will be determined by conversations between staff at the Park and the Nau Center and could include research, engagement with visitors to the Park, and preparation of historical papers.
Richmond National Battlefield Park and Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
These two National Park Service units headquartered in Richmond administer several major Civil War battlefields from 1862 and 1864-65, the Chimborazo Medical Museum, prisoner-of-war installations, portions of the Tredegar industrial site, several national cemeteries, monuments from the commemorative era, historic structures from the 18th and 19th centuries, and the Maggie L. Walker house. The two sites interpret military events and civilian life during the Civil War, the process of emancipation, racial developments during Reconstruction and the late 19th century, and the development of commemorative traditions relating to the war. The summer internship includes housing on Park Service land and a stipend of $5,000. Duties will be determined by conversations between staff at the NPS units and at the Nau Center and could include research, engagement with visitors, preparation of historical papers, and work for the NPS websites.