Internship Program « Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Internship Program

Internships 2014

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm is currently accepting applications for its internship programs. The following internships provide an excellent opportunity for high school and undergraduate students to become fully immersed in history, agriculture, horticulture or retail. All interns will complete a period of training on the subjects related to their job duties. Upon completion of training, the interns will work along side staff members to complete all necessary tasks and needs of the Farm.

Farm Site Historic Interpreter Internship:

The Farm Site Historic Interpreter at Claude Moore Colonial Farm is responsible for providing direct interpretive services of an 18th century tobacco farm that will include daily first person interpretation for the general public. Assisting staff members, the intern will be responsible for helping to plant and maintain period appropriate field crops (tobacco, corn, wheat etc) as well as an heirloom kitchen garden while supervising youth volunteers. Additionally, the Farm Site intern may be utilized to assist with various educational programs for school children throughout the property.

Candidates should have a background in history or agriculture and be comfortable with public speaking. Please note that this position requires the ability to work outdoors in hot and humid weather, to do strenuous physical activity, and to greet and talk to visitors of all ages as if you were truly living in the year 1771.  Both paid and unpaid internships are available. However, the paid internship will be required to work 40 hours per week Wednesday-Sunday from May until August. Unpaid internships will have a more flexible work schedule. Please note, housing is not provided.

To apply, please email the following to Heather Bodin at

-copy of your work history

-a one page description outlining your activities or projects you have completed to reflect skills and experiences you feel would help your work as an intern

-two letters of recommendation, one from a teacher and the other from an employer, supervisor or advisor


Market Fair Interns: Market Fair duties include assisting in the set-up and take-down of the fair as well as dressing in 18th century costume as needed in order to fill in for vendor stands. This is an unpaid internship that will be intermittent as the programs fall under various dates. Contact for more information.


Other internships may be available throughout the year, both full-time and part-time, paid and unpaid.

Internship categories are as follows:

  • History / Political Science
  • Museum Studies / Living History
  • Horticulture / Gardening
  • Business / Sales
  • Library Science

For more information, please contact:

Heather Bodin at

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