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CRDIP Historical Research Internship - American Battle Monuments Commission


Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with American Battle Monuments Commission is seeking TWO Historical Research Interns interested in dedicating 10 weeks in support of the ABMC. The selected applicants will be responsible will be conducting research on the minorities, women and volunteers interred or memorialized at the American Battle Monuments Commission sites.


This excellent opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic young professional who is deeply committed to the preservation and development of our national monuments. Applicants must have strong interest in historical research and cultural resource. Strong demonstrated skills necessary for visitor outreach and education.


Start Date: YTBD (may be flexible for the right candidate)

End Date: 10 weeks from the start date


*A 10-week commitment is required*


Location: American Battle Monuments Commission Arlington, VA


The American Battle Monuments Commission is a small independent agency of the United States government that administers, operates, and maintains permanent U.S. military cemeteries, memorials and monuments both inside and outside the United States.


Project Partner Website: For more information regarding American Battle Monuments Commission, please visit: for more information on the ACE Internship Program, please visit:


Compensation: $525/week, $640 relocation stipend, $1,700 housing reimbursement


Housing: Not provided by ABMC. Housing is the responsibility of the intern.

Position Description: The intern's duties will be primarily be and include:

  • Research on minorities, women, volunteers and those interred or memorialized at AMBC sites;
  • Assisting in the digitization and accession of ABMC files and artifacts;
  • Assisting in the reorganization of Commission's library possibly including the opportunity to participate in creating a young adults book about the relationship between ABMC, the American Legion and WWI;
  • The opportunity to serve under the tutelage of expert military historians and possibly the opportunity to learn and/or assist in the process for creating historical exhibits from beginning to completion;
  • Special project assignments based on the intern's time/interest may also exist.


The intern service will be performed primarily in an office environment. Offsite research and exhibit projects will be conducted at, but not limited to: the National Archives, Arlington National Cemetery, U.S. Army Center for Military History, and the AUSA (Association of the United States Army).

Project Goals:  

  • Conduct specific research with an emphasis on the American commemorative cemeteries overseas managed and maintained by the U.S. Federal government.
  • Serve via tutelage of expert military historians who are also published authors.
  • Learn the process for creating a historical exhibit from beginning to completion.
  • Understand the development of creating interpretative themes and why they are critical to the success of an exhibit.


The intern needs to have knowledge American History; American Military history is a plus. Any experience in conducting research, in secondary and primary sources is highly desirable. A degree in History is also a plus as there is a preference for students who studied/are studying History with an emphasis on Military History, Women's History or Social history.


  • Internship is available to US Citizens or permanent residents only.
  • Intern must be between the age of 18 and 35.
  • A valid driver's license and a clean driving record preferred, (documentation to be provided upon request).
  • Ability to undergo a federal criminal background check.
  • Deep interest in history, natural resources, anthropology, environmental studies, conservation or closely related topic.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong interest in pursuing a career within the museum field.


The interns must be willing to represent ACE and the NPS in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner. Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE reserves the right to require drug testing.


To Apply: Please submit a thoughtful resume and cover letter along with 3 professional references using the APPLY NOW section, located on the upper right hand corner of the position listing on our website here:

NOTE: Early consideration will be given as applications are received; this application may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding the position, please feel free to contact ACE EPIC Program Manager, Peter Woodruff at (801) 989-7069 or


Please visit for more information about the Cultural Reosurces Diversity Internship Program. 

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