Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play an essential role at the CCHC. Listed below are some of the volunteer opportunities currently available. If you have a special interest or skill that does not fall into one of the categories listed, please let us know and we will to do our best to fit your skills with the CCHC’s needs. 

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

Grounds Keeping

Museum Shop
Visitors Services

Student volunteers are those who do not necessarily have an academic advisor but complete a Volunteer Application and carry out at least 40 hours of work in 10 weeks.

For more information about volunteering with the CCHC, please contact our Volunteer Office at 610-692-4800, X232. If you’re ready to volunteer with the CCHC, please complete and return the Application Form to [email protected]

Employment Opportunities

Do you love to bring history to life and want to work to share the remarkable story of Chester County and its people? We may have the perfect job for you. The Chester County History Center seeks energetic and positive visionaries who will help bring the CCHC to new heights. The CCHC is an equal opportunity employer.

Internship Opportunities

Internships at CCHC, usually unpaid, may be sought in the areas of education, library, or museum. They are temporary positions and are supervised by full-time professional staff, whose availability to supervise may influence the number of opportunities. Interns may interact with staff in other departments, volunteers, consultants, and the public. CCHC is willing to work with students to arrange course credit for their work, should it be available.

Preferred applicants are graduate or upper-level undergraduates in history, library science, archives management, museum studies, education, anthropology, or a related field with an interest in working with museum collections, special libraries, or archives. 

To be defined as an internship at CCHC: 

  • The student must have an academic advisor who is identified before the internship begins.
  • A student may be receiving course credit; or be applying for a CCHC grant-funded opportunity; or have internship funding from their educational institution.
  • The work must be carried out in a minimum of 75 hours in 10 weeks

Internship applications should include:

  • A letter of interest that explains what the student can bring to the internship and what she/he/they hopes to achieve from it. The letter should specify the area in which the student is seeking experience.
  • A brief resume.
  • Contact information for three references. 
  • Application deadlines: for summer March 15; for fall June 15;  for spring  October 15. An on-site interview is part of the application process. Phone or Zoom interviews may be substituted for long-distance applicants.   
To be defined as a student volunteer opportunity:
  • Student volunteers should be willing to commit to 40 hours within a 10-week period. Schedule can be adjustable.

Current Internship Opportunities by Department:

Refer to application instructions above. Ask additional questions here.


Partner Internship Programs

The CCHC partners with the West Chester University History Department to offer an Education Internship (Fall Semester) and a National History Day  Internship (Spring Semester). Please contact the WCU History Department for further information about the internships and how to apply.