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Monticello Internship FAQ

Please review the information below to see many common questions and answers about our internship program.  If you still cannot find the answer you are looking for please email etenhundfeld@monticello.org with any questions.

Am I eligible to apply for an internship?
All applicants must complete a minimum of one year of undergraduate studies before starting an internship though some positions require two years (see internship descriptions for requirements).  Preference for internships will be given to undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled in a college or university or have recently earned a degree.

How do I apply?
Please follow the link here and use our online application system to apply. 

When is the deadline to apply?
Applications must be submitted by February 16, 2018.  Please note: applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with the goal to place interns by April 6, 2018.  If you need notification at an earlier date or have any questions about your application please email etenhundfeld@monticello.org.

Do I get paid?
Most part-time (15-20 hrs/wk) internships are unpaid, but full-time (40 hrs/wk) internships are paid an hourly wage.  If you would like to receive academic credit for your internship please inquire with your university to see if this can be arranged.  We will make accommodations for this whenever possible.

When do they start/end?
Typically internships will run from mid/late May to the beginning of August.  All unpaid internships will involve roughly 15-20 hrs/wk, and there is some flexibility with scheduling including start and end dates.  Detailed schedules will be determined on an individual basis once the final candidates have been identified. 

Can I apply for more than one internship?
Yes; please apply for all internships that are of interest to you. 

Do you need an official transcript?
No; please include an unofficial copy of your transcript in our application.  You will be notified if we require anything else.

One of my references wants to send my letter of recommendation directly to you.  Can this be done? 
Yes; if one of your references wishes to send something directly to us please use the following address:

Emily Tenhundfeld, etenhundfeld@monticello.org (email preferred)
Attn: HR, Thomas Jefferson Foundation
PO Box 316
Charlottesville, VA 22902

I would like to be involved at Monticello, but I don’t have the time to commit to an internship.  What can I do?
There are volunteer opportunities for those who are able to commit to working at the Foundation a minimum of 8 hrs per month.  Please email volunteer@monticello.org if you would like to pursue this option.

 

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