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Ashlawn-Highland

Spend a summer in the beautiful Virginia mountains exploring another part of the College  of William and Mary: Ash Lawn-Highland, the home of President James Monroe, in Charlottesville

Ash Lawn-Highland, the home of President James Monroe, seeks two William and Mary interns for summer 2009.

The interns primary responsibility will be to interpret the Monroe family and estate for visitors, serving as tour guides through the busy summer season.  In addition, interns will spend part of their time supporting other programs.  These additional opportunities might include one or more of the following: collections registration, research, writing, office management, marketing, special events, and educational programs.

This is a paid internship, averaging 30 hours a week.  Applicants should be upper-level undergraduate students or recent graduates with basic knowledge of early American history and a willingness to learn about the worlds of James Monroe. Excellent communications and public relations skills required.  Must be able to be flexible in terms of scheduling.  Some weekends and holidays required.  Applicants should be available mid-May to mid-August 2009; exact start and end dates are flexible.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to info@al-h.us.  Applications are processed on a rolling basis.  The application deadline is April 1, 2009.  For additional information, contact info@al-h.us or (434) 293-8000.

Ash Lawn-Highland is an historic house museum, 535-acre working farm, and site for the performing arts in Charlottesville, VA.  President James Monroe and his wife, Elizabeth, owned the property from 1793-1826 and made it their official residence from 1799 to 1823.  Ash Lawn-Highland remained a working farm until it was opened for public visitation in 1931 by philanthropists Jay and Helen Johns.  Upon his death in 1974, Jay Johns bequeathed the property to Monroe's alma mater, the College of William and Mary.