Gettysburg is the best known of all of the Civil War's battlefields, but almost all the other major battles of the war were fought within a day's drive, in Maryland and northern Virginia. Today, the National Park Service and a series of Civil War museums mark the passage of the armies - and offer students a wealth of opportunities for hands-on work with collections of books, manuscripts, and artifacts. Not only does this build your experience in dealing with the history of the Civil War, it gives a real boost to your resume, whether you're looking forward to job interviews or graduate school applications.
Here's a list of some of the Civil War-related internships available right in our area. Click on the links to read what students have to say about the different internships.
Gettysburg National Military Park
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Antietam National Battlefield
Gettysburg College Special Collections
Eisenhower National Historical Site
The Shriver House (Gettysburg)
The Adams County Historical Society (Gettysburg)
U.S. Army Center of Military History (Carlisle)
The National Civil War Museum (Harrisburg)
The Museum of Civil War Medicine (Frederick)
The Franklin County Historical Society (Chambersburg)
Wheatland-The Home of James Buchanan (Lancaster)
Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield Illinois)