Each year, Mount Vernon’s Department of Historic Trades accepts a select number of applicants for summer internships. With focus on the Pioneer Farm and George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill, these internships provide an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to become immersed in 18th-century history, agriculture, and industry.
After completing a brief training program, interns will work as full-time Historic Trades Interpreters for a period of 10 weeks (june 2 - August 8, 2014) under the direction of our professional interpretive staff. Interns live on the grounds of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate during the internship. In addition, interns participate in special field trips to other historic sites and museums in the region.
Candidates interested in Historic Trades internships should have a background in history or agriculture, be comfortable with public speaking, and be available during the entire internship period. Interns will be expected to work a five-day, 40-hour work week that will include some weekends. Students accepted into the program will receive reimbursement for travel expenses to and from Mount Vernon,
accommodations on the estate, and estimated biweekly wages of $450 (based on hours worked, accommodations in addition,
all before taxes).
We are now accepting applications for the 2014 George Washington: Entrepreneur Internships. All applications must be received no later than February 28, 2014.
For more information about the internship, please e-mail GWEntrepreneur@mountvernon.org or call 703-799-8611.