Fall 2016: Jamestown Yorktown Foundation - Marketing Intern
Sep 23, 2016
Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, Public Relations internships
Intern Title: Marketing Intern
Assist the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation sales and promotions team with a variety of sales and marketing
activities at Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Victory Center, and within the Mid-Atlantic region to increase paid
admissions and build awareness of Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.
Interns may also provide support assisting as a Media Relations Assistant by photographing museum activities for
social media use, uploading approved images to the website, managing the image filing system, posting approved
text on the internet, monitoring social media sites, and help coordinate responses to public inquiries.
Principal Job Functions
Works closely with the sales and promotions team to maintain public and visitor awareness. May assist with
telemarketing, sales missions, exhibits and tradeshows, familiarization tours, clerical duties, zip code analysis,
image files, volunteer coordination, website updates, direct mail marketing programs and special events in all
market segments as needed.
Marketing & Retail Operations Department (physical location is Jamestown Settlement).
Desired Qualifications and/or Skills:
Good interpersonal skills, detail-oriented, good research skills and the ability to work independently. Ability to use
internet responsibly and web page experience are a plus. Basic orientation to JYF and specific training on project
Description of Employer
The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation is an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia that operates two
living-history museums, Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center. These two museums
feature outdoor living-history areas in which costumed historical interpreters describe and demonstrate
life in 17 th- and 18 th -century Virginia. Jamestown Settlement features re-creations of a Powhatan Indian
village, three ships, and James Fort. The Yorktown Victory Center offers a Continental Army
encampment and Tidewater Virginia farm.
Our mission is to educate and to promote understanding and awareness of Virginia’s role in the creation
of the United States of America. The Foundation is accredited by the American Association of Museums.
Addresses of Employer
We can utilize interns at 3 different locations (Map Quest addresses listed below):
Jamestown Settlement, 2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg
Yorktown Victory Center, 200 Water Street, Yorktown
Central Support Complex, 1 Diesel Drive, Williamsburg
To be considered for an internship, candidates must complete and submit a Jamestown-Yorktown
Foundation internship application, a resume, and complete the placement process. The placement process
includes a screening interview, a possible secondary interview with the department in which they wish to
be placed, evaluation of the applicant’s availability and scheduling, and attending required training (e.g.,
new hire orientation; safety and security orientation).
More information about our internships and volunteer opportunities may be found on our website,
www.historyisfun.org, under the About Us section. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation will make efforts
to comply with individual school requirements for those participants seeking academic credit for their
internships. No stipends or transportation are provided. Generally speaking, an intern should be available
to work a minimum of 8 hours and no more than 20 hours per week during an academic semester.
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Internships
Most internships are offered from September through December; February through early May; and late
May through August. Please confirm on the application if you intend to apply for an experiential or
academic internship and which semester you are applying for and/or date you wish to begin.
Please note: Internships are available on a first-come- first-priority basis. Any approval for academic
credit must come through your academic advisor. Experiential internships are available on a rolling
To receive an application packet, please send your complete name, mailing address, phone number, email
address, and your area of interest to:
Volunteer Services Manager
P.O. Box 1607
Williamsburg, VA 23187
All complete applications and resumes should be sent to the Volunteer Services Manager.