Document Historic Arlington

Are you an Arlington County high school student? Are you interested in storytelling, videography, or history? Do you want to get paid to make a documentary? Apply for Document Historic Arlington, an after-school, paid internship program running between February 18th and June 20th.


If your application is successful, you will be a part of a three person team of high school interns. You’ll be making a documentary in partnership with The Arlington Historical Society about the Ball-Sellers House. Built in the 1750s, it’s one of the oldest houses in Arlington. Both Ballston and Carlin Springs take their names from previous owners of the house. Julia Rhinehart, who lived there during World War I, was one of the first women to enlist in the Navy, before women even had the right to vote.


If you are selected for this internship, you will have the opportunity to bring the rich history of the house to life in a video that will be seen by Arlingtonians, visitors, and history lovers for years to come. It will play on Arlington Independent Media, (Comcast 69 and Verizon 38) as well as on ATV, the Arlington County channel.  


Interns will meet after school on Mondays and Thursdays between February 18th and June 20th. They should be ready to film outside of regular meetings as necessary to complete the documentary. There will be a premiere screening of their film at the Arlington Independent Media studio. Interns are paid $500 upon completion of the documentary.


The deadline to apply is January 18, 2019



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To see what last year's interns created, visit our YouTube channel.