Digital History Internships

Each year, the Nau Civil War Center hires several UVA undergraduate students to assist with our digital history projects. Students work 5 to 10 hours per week reading 19th-century letters, conducting research on, transcribing historical records, and compiling information in our project databases. For more information, contact Managing Director Brian Neumann at

For the 2022-2023 academic year, our digital history interns are: Neil Salazar, Amanda Kopf, Ian Baumer, Hannah Fleming, and Anna Deatherage.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, our digital history interns were: Neil Salazar, Amanda Kopf, Ian Baumer, and Kristen Davidson-Schwartz.


Summer Internships

Each year, the Nau Civil War Center partners with National Park Service sites, museums, and local organizations to sponsor seven paid summer internships for UVA students. In 2022, we sponsored internships at Vicksburg National Military Park, Manassas National Battlefield Park, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, the American Civil War Museum, the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, and the Daughters of Zion Cemetery. Duties often include conducting historical research, serving as battlefield guides, drafting online encyclopedia entries, and helping develop museum exhibits. Each internship lasts 8 to 12 weeks, and students receive between $3,000 and $4,800 over the summer. 

Check out these recent blog posts about our internships at Manassas, AppomattoxFredericksburg, and the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society!


The Lockhart Family

Thank you to the Lockhart family, whose generous support provides the funding for one of our undergraduate summer internships! 

Our Lockhart Interns have included: Jacob Fajer (2022) and Catherine Kolo (2020)

Carl and Josie Sewell

Thank you, as well, to Carl and Josie Sewell, whose generous support enables us to hire one of our undergraduate summer interns!

Our Sewell Interns have included: Kaitlyn Wasinger (2022), Emma Ellsworth (2021), Seth Stowe (2020-2021), Annie Valentine (2020-2021), Lily Snodgrass (2019-2020), Matthew Weisenfluh (2019-2020), Matthew Wallace (2018-2019), Amelia Wald (2018-2019), Joseph Wright (2017-2018), Amelia Gilmer (2016-2018), and Sarah Anderson (2016-2017).


The Jefferson Trust

Finally, funding from the Jefferson Trust allowed us to hire two additional undergraduate research interns for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years. Our Jefferson Trust interns were Matthew Weissenfluh, Casey Bowler, Annie Valentine, and Adam Jacobs.