Summer 2017: Stratford Hall - Digital Archive Intern (Deadline March 31)
Mar 20, 2017
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Ten-week internship supervised by the editor of the Lee Family Digital Archive; intern activities include transcribing Lee family letters from the 18th and 19thcenturies, researching names, places and other aspects of the letters for annotation; uploading transcribed letters to the Lee Family Digital Archive website; and writing blogs and using other social media associated with the archive project. Basic requirements include excellent writing skills and research experience. The intern will be trained on site to use the software for uploading documents to the archive website.
All internships are for ten weeks on site at Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, Virginia 22558. Positions are open for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Compensation and Amenities:
A stipend of $1000 dollars for the 10 weeks will be paid. Along with the stipend, free on-site housing with kitchen and laundry facilities will be provided. The grounds of Stratford Hall and surrounding areas provide many outdoor activities that can be utilized during the internship.
About Stratford Hall:
Stratford Hall is located in Westmoreland County on the beautiful Northern Neck of Virginia. Westmoreland County is a 45 minute drive from Fredericksburg, two hours from Washington DC and 90 minutes from Richmond. The Stratford property consists of 1,900 acres with 2.5 miles of Potomac River waterfront.
Stratford Hall’s Great House, a National Historic Landmark, and related buildings were constructed circa 1738 and are among a handful of exceptionally intact survivals from colonial Virginia. In addition to the Great House, Stratford also features an operating reconstructed gristmill and extensive gardens. Stratford was the home of the Lee family, which includes two signers of the Declaration of Independence. It was also the home of Revolutionary hero “Light Horse” Harry Lee and birthplace of General Robert E. Lee.
The landscape is primarily hardwood forests and pastures, but also includes two gardens and extensive maintained grounds. Stratford also has a Dining Room which offers lunch daily, two guest houses, and over 30 rustic cabins that were built to house Stratford’s board members during the twice annual meetings. See more at Stratford Hall’s website.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send a personal letter of no more than 500 words, stating reasons for wanting to be an intern at Stratford Hall, including their goals for the internship and dates available for work. Please list all internships for which you are applying. A resume and list of two references should also be included.
Applications (deadline March 31, 2017) should be mailed to:
483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558
Or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org