The Kip Kephart Foundation has provided summer paid internship in the arts through some of the finest academic institutions in the State of Virginia for several years. View some of the awards we have provided to the following institutions:

The Valentine Museum

Through funding by the Kip Kephart Foundation and in memory of Bobby Chandler, the Valentine Museum is able to host paid summer interns each year to assist in research and organization of archive material.

At the start of the program, most interns were from the Boys and Girls Club of Richmond. Beginning in 2006, the Kephart Foundation widened the criteria for applicants to include other venues.

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The Virginia Museum of History & Culture

The Kip Kephart Foundation is proud to fund the Bobby Chandler Internships at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. They have become important to the VMHC because they provide quality interpretation while diversifying the pool of museum interpreters.

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