Archaeological Work in Tunisia
Gloucester County Historical Society (NJ) Whitehall House and Red Bank Battle Field, Woodbury, NJ
Megan Giordano, a 2003 Messiah alumnus, is always looking for volunteer interns at the Gloucester County Historical Society's Whitehall House and Red Bank Battle Field. If interested, contact professor Fea and he will put you in touch with Megan.
1719 William Trent House Museum, Trenton, NJ, http://www.williamtrenthouse.org/
Museum seeks paid interns for spring and summer semesters to give tours and assist with educational
programming. Will provide training. Part-time, mostly afternoon shifts available. Must work one weekend afternoon. Send resume to Kathy McFadded, Education Curator, email@example.com
Connecticut River Museum Internships (Essex, CT)
Pennsylvania state archives: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/state_archives/2887
Naval Historical Center Internship Program (Washington D.C.):
Truman Library Internships (Independence, MO)
United States Holocaust Museum Internships (Washington D.C.)
Library of Congress Internships (Washington D.C.)
Genealogist and History Intern
Mr. Walt Lyon is looking for a part-time student worker or intern to research his family history. For more information contact Professor Wilson.
US Army Heritage and Education Center
The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) is actively seeking interns. See there student
The Mechanicsburg Museum is looking for Messiah students for internship possibilities. If interested, contact Professor Wilson for contact information.
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Internships
U.S. Capitol Historical Society (Washington D.C.)
Each semester the U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosts one or two interns from the undergraduate and/or graduate level to assist the History and Educational Outreach Departments. Interns work on a variety of research-related projects and help administer symposia, youth forums, and other programs. Interns primarily conduct research for our annual We the People historical calendar which involves collecting several historic facts that occurred each day 200 years ago. Research is conducted at various off-site locations, including the Library of Congress's Main Reading Room and the Newspapers and Periodicals Reading Room. Sources include the Journals of the House and Senate, newspapers, diaries, collected papers, encyclopedias, and almanacs. Interns will also prepare and edit calendar text. This is a wonderful opportunity for any self-motivated student who wishes to improve his or her research skills and gain experience in the practical field of history.
For more information see: http://www.uschs.org/01_society/subs/01d_01.html
Naval Historical Center Internship Program (Washington D.C.)
The Naval Historical Center offers internships to students who wish to have professional work experience in areas related to their educational programs and career goals. In addition to undertaking historical research, writing and editing, the Naval Historical Center operates the Navy Department Library and The Navy Museum and maintains collections of naval archives, photographs, artifacts, and art. Internships are available in all of these areas. The Center is located in the Washington Navy Yard, 805 Kidder Breese Street SE, Washington, D.C. For more information see: http://www.history.navy.mil/prizes/intern.htm
John F. Kennedy Library and Museum Archival Internships (Boston)
The John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, under a grant from the Kennedy Library Foundation, awards several archival internships each year to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in history, government, archival administration, library science, English, journalism, communications and other related disciplines. To be considered for summer internships, applications should be submitted by February 25 for review and notification of selection by April 1. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for a summer internship. A limited number of additional internships may open up during the fall, winter, and spring as funds and positions become available. Applicants for these positions will be accepted and internships will awarded on a continuous basis, depending on the needs of the staff. The Library requires that interns make a minimum commitment of 12 hours per week. Interns are paid at the rate of $11.00 per hour. The Library will also consider proposals for unpaid internships, independent study projects, work-study employment, and internships undertaken for academic credit. Internships are available to United States citizens or resident aliens who have a Social Security number.
Smithsonian Institute Internships
The Smithsonian Institute offers internships in all of their museums. For more information see http://intern.si.edu/internship_types_all.html
National Archives: Washington D.C.
The National Archives regularly takes volunteer interns. For more information see http://www.archives.gov/careers/internships/about.html
The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum (PHMC) Internships
offering a number of internships during both spring and summer 2006, at its
Harrisburg headquarters and its field sites around the Commonwealth. As a
multi-service state agency, PHMC offers internships in a variety of disciplines
and professions, including archival practice, archaeology,
architecture, collections care and management, cultural resource management, curation, exhibition development, historic preservation, historical research and programming, museum studies, and museum education. PHMC internships are structured educational experiences designed to provide hands-on, real world experience that complements students' academic work.
Internships during the spring semester are unpaid and can be arranged to accommodate a student's schedule. The deadline is rolling. A modest number of full time, paid internships are available during the summer through the highly selective Keystone Internship Program, open to upper level undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing a career in public history. The deadline for applications to the KeystoneInternship Program is January 27, 2006.
In addition, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations, the Commission is sponsoring a specially funded Minority Student Internship Program for summer 2006. Two fulltime, paid summer internships will be offered at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, two at the Independence Seaport Museum, both in Philadelphia; and one at a PHMC facility or program. The Minority Student Internship Program is designed to introduce upper level undergraduate and graduate students of diverse backgrounds to careers in museums and related fields; and represents a commitment by PHMC and the Pennsylvania Federation, as well as collaborating institutions, to increase the participation of minorities in the museum field.
information and application materials for PHMC internships, including Minority
Student Internships, is available at the Commission's website: go to
<http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/> , click on "Internship Program," and follow the links.
The Summer Internships Program of the National Endowment
for the Humanities
The Summer Internships Program of the National Endowment introduces promising college students to the programs, policies, and operations of the federal agency charged with promoting scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities in the United States.
During their ten-week stay in Washington, D.C., interns will have the opportunity to learn about the agency's work and the humanities projects and activities it supports. They will assist with daily work and with special projects (see the "Frequently Asked Questions" <http://www.neh.gov/interns/faqs.html> for information about the kinds of projects done by recent interns) and participate in the intellectual life of the NEH. Before applying, you are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the scope and mission of NEH’s work by browsing its Web site
Colonial Williamsburg Semester
Check out the website.
Historical Society of
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archival Internship
Intern, North House Museum, Greenbrier Historical Society, Lewisburg, West Virginia
Primary Position Responsibilities:
1. Enter collections data into PastPerfect (museum cataloging software).
2. Search entries for incomplete records.
3. Label artifacts with object identification numbers.
4. Conduct tours of the North House Museum when Museum Interpreters are otherwise engaged or not immediately available.
5. Develop and maintain good interpersonal relations with Museum staff, volunteers, vendors, and suppliers.
Qualifications: Undergraduate student in historic preservation, American studies, history, business, or a related field.
Time Frame: One semester
Contact: Cary Thomas
Director, North House Museum
Greenbrier Historical Society
301 W. Washington Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901
To apply, please mail or fax your résumé to the contact above.
Internship Opportunities at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
2 Mark Bird Lane
Elverson, PA 19520
Phone: (610) 582-8773; TDD: (610) 582-2093; Fax: (610) 582-2768
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hopewell Furnace is a National Historic Site operated by the National Park Service as perhaps the finest example of a restored charcoal burning cold blast iron furnace and its surrounding community. Such "iron plantations" played a crucial role in the development of southeastern Pennsylvania and laid the foundations for the industrial development of this country. Hopewell Furnace operated from 1771 until 1883, spanning several generations of that development, from its infancy in the colonial period to the creation of the giant steel and railroad industries in the 19th century. As an active living history site, Hopewell Furnace features first person interpretation of moulders, colliers, blacksmiths, farmers, cooks, servants, housewives, and members and guests of the Ironmaster's family. The interpretive program includes an active farm with livestock. In addition, Hopewell Furnace conducts its own charcoal burn in an effort to preserve the otherwise lost skill of producing charcoal from cord wood while providing the fuel needed for molding & casting and blacksmithing demonstrations. Located in southeast Pennsylvania, just 15 miles from Reading ("the outlet capital of the world") and 45 miles west of Philadelphia, but still in a very rural area. It is surrounded on 3 sides by 7,000 acre French Creek State Park and is close to Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
Duties are determined by the needs of the site and interests of the intern. Areas include Cultural Resource Preservation and Museum Operations, Historical Interpretation, Living History, Historic Farming, Charcoal Making, and Visitor Center Operations. Applicant Pool: 30/year. Applicants Accepted: 10/year. Internship dates are variable, full or part time. Generally positions last 3 to 4 months at a minimum of 20 hours per week.
No stipends available. Shared housing is provided. Reimbursement for expenses for one meal per day for each 5 hour day worked ($5) and $.25 per mile for a car commute. A great opportunity to learn through on-the-job experience about the daily operations of a National Park and the skills required for historical interpretation, visitor center operations, and cultural resource preservation and management. It may be possible, depending on available funding and positions, to obtain part-time employment with the Eastern National Park & Monument Association (our cooperating association) in our visitor center bookstore.
Call or write for an application. Send completed application, cover letter
(including statement of interests), and resume. Rolling deadlines. Interviews
are conducted over the phone and references will be checked.
Must show a willingness to work and get along with a wide variety of co-workers and visitors. A genuine desire to insure that each visitor has an enjoyable experience at Hopewell Furnace is essential. Must be flexible enough to handle variations in work routine caused by shifting priorities and visitor needs.
Smithsonian Institute Internship Opportunities
For a variety of opportunities see: http://www.si.edu/ofg/intern.htm#iam
Valley Forge NHP Internship- Stipend -Valley Forge National Historical Park King of Prussia, PA
Valley Forge internships are available seasonally and year round. Interns work closely with the public. They prepare and present educational programs, including talks, walks, hikes and demonstrations to help visitors appreciate the resources of the site. They share the many stories of the encampment of Valley Forge within the American Revolutionary War. Work Locations include the Welcome Center information desk, outside at Muhlenberg Brigade, and inside George Washington’s Headquarters. Summer interns provide educational talks on bus tours that are offered Thursdays through Mondays at the park. There are also opportunities to take part as living history participants during special events. Interns wear period clothing and assume the role of soldiers, camp followers, or assist in other aspects of programs. Valley Forge Internships provide a stipend of $150.00 - $250.00 biweekly. Applicants with appropriate majors and/ or areas of interest such as History, Public History, Political Science, Museum Studies, Public Relations, and English may apply through the Student Conservation Association (www.theSCA.org).
Newport Historical Society (R.I.)
For more information:
For Graduate & Undergraduate Students of: African-American History, Colonial History,
Early American Decorative Arts & Architecture, Nonprofit Management & Marketing,
Museum Studies, Political History, Religious History, Women's History, & More
Location: The Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Internship Description: Join a team of students, scholars, and museum professionals studying and promoting the diverse and dynamic history of Newport, Rhode Island. Once a leading colonial seaport engaged in worldwide trade, Newport is a remarkably well-preserved and still vibrant seaside city. Interns lead tours and educational programs at three key historic sites: the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House (ca. 1697), the Great Friends ("Quaker") Meeting House (1699), and the Newport Colony House (1739).
Interns work with mentors from the NHS and its partners to develop and execute projects to improve the understanding, interpretation, and promotion of these sites. 2005 interns will be asked to choose projects relevant to the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, which the NHS is currently refurnishing, reinterpreting, and marketing as an innovative center for exploring Newport's history and material culture. Interns may choose to conduct marketing research related to the house, or they may study the experiences and material possessions of the Anglicans, apprentices, Baptists, children, husbands, lawyers, merchants, politicians, Quakers, servants, shopkeepers, single women, slaves, soldiers, and wives who lived and worked at the house from the 1690s through the 1910s.
Interns have access to the Newport Historical Society's internationally important manuscript and artifact collections. Interns present their research findings in writing and conduct a lecture or public program related to their research. Intensive training is provided. EOE.
Benefits: $3,000 stipend for the summer. Housing is not provided; please note that summer housing is expensive in Newport. Furnished rooms may be available at a rate of $100-$150/week.
Eligibility: current undergraduate & graduate students and 2004 & 2005 college & university grads. The facilities of the NHS are not universally handicapped accessible; applicants with accessibility questions should contact the NHS for more information.
Application Deadline: Complete applications must be received by March 1, 2005.
To Apply: Send a resume, a recent transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a letter stating your reasons for applying, your career goals, and what you hope to accomplish as a Buchanan / Burnham intern to: Buchanan / Burnham Internship
Newport Historical Society
82 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840
Fort Delaware Society
Internships are available this summer at the Fort Delaware Society, dedicating to preserving Fort Delaware. The fort, located on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River (near Delaware City), house thousands of Confederate prisoners during the Civil War. For more information, the society at:
P.O. Box 553, Delaware City, DE 19706.
Web site: www.del.net/org/fort
History News Network
INTERNS: Interns are needed to help surf the web for history news and articles and excerpts. If you are a professor with students who love history, please make them aware of our internship program. We accept interns from across the country. At many colleges and universities class credit can be arranged for students enrolled in our program.
Contact the editor about these positions by sending an email to RickShenkman at the following address:
The African-American Museum in Philadelphia
Work and study in all areas of Museum Programming, including research and development for in-house and traveling exhibitions, collection and archival management and development and participation in education programming. Individual work-study plans will be developed to include the interests and educational requirements of each student. Staff resumes and Work-Study Application Forms are available upon request for those educators and students interested in participating in the African American Museum in Philadelphia’s Work -Study Program. You may contact Dr. Diane Turner, at 215/574-0374 x 236 or at email@example.com.
Since 1998 Gettysburg College has been offering the most unusual study away semester of them all – the Gettysburg Semester. Every fall Gettysburg welcomes a select group of undergraduates to a total-immersion semester in Civil War studies. Gettysburg Semester students take two core seminars, devoted to the cutting-edge in Civil War scholarship, plus one course from Gettysburg’s Civil War Era Studies program. Alongside this, Gettysburg Semester students involve themselves in internships with the Civil War-related agencies all around us. And Gettysburg Semester students live through their semester in our Civil War theme residence, The Appleford, on the Gettysburg campus, with voice-mail and computer connections, microwave/refrigerator units, and access to all of the College’s library and recreational resources.
For additional information see:
John F. Kennedy Library and Museum
The John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, under a grant from the Kennedy Library Foundation, awards several archival internships each year to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in history, government, archival administration, library science, English, journalism, communications and other related disciplines.
Interns in the Library’s Textual Archives participate in a variety of projects under the direction of professional archivists. Projects include clerical, preservation, processing, and reference work with the papers of President Kennedy, his administration, his associates and contemporaries and the papers of Ernest Hemingway. Students gain career-relevant archival experience in a Presidential Library while contributing to the work of the institution.
The Audiovisual Archives offer students an exposure to the expanding field of audiovisual technology, with its state of the art video editing suite, film cold storage vault, photo lab, and audio and video duplicating facilities. Supervised projects include assistance to researchers, audio and video tape logging and duplication, still photo and film cataloging and arrangement, production assistance, and some clerical duties.
Interns in the Museum Collections Department engage in team and individual projects focused on collection management, conservation, and exhibit development. While working with the Library's three-dimensional collection, students gain experience in museum registration, collection documentation, and exhibit preparation.
For more information see: http://www.jfklibrary.org/intern.htm
Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program, Deerfield, MA
Every summer since 1956, college students have experienced the world of Historic Deerfield, a museum of New England history and art in Deerfield, Massachusetts. The nine-week living-learning program offers a chance to take part in the behind-the-scenes workings of a museum, to study New England material life using the Historic Deerfield collections and historic houses, and to join staff in a thorough investigation of early American history and material life.
The summer program combines museum studies, examination of early American material life, and research skill building, with the study of New England history. Students will study and work in Historic Deerfield’s museum houses which are hundreds of years old, the state-of-the-art Flynt Center of Early New England Life, Deerfield's old main street, and historic sites in New England and beyond. The program provides hands-on research of daily life and cultural history of New England using the museum's superb collections of historic artifacts and American decorative arts, and the manuscripts and printed collections of the Memorial Libraries.
For more information see http://www.deerfield-fellowship.org/
NASA History Office
Washington D.C.: The NASA History Office sponsors internships for undergraduate and graduate students year-round. The internships are paid during the summer, when interns work 40 hours per week. During the rest of the year, the interns are unpaid. When possible during the school year, we like to host interns who are able to work full-time under established Washington semester intern programs. In any case, students must work at least 20 hours per week to "learn the ropes" and become productive quickly.
Paid summer interns must be U.S. citizens; unpaid interns during the school year need not be U.S. citizens. We also try to work closely with a student's college or university to arrange for academic credit when possible.
For additional information see: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/interncall.htm
The Naval Historical Center, Washington D.C.
The Naval Historical Center offers internships to students who wish to have professional work experience in areas related to their educational programs and career goals. In addition to undertaking historical research, writing and editing, the Naval Historical Center operates the Navy Department Library and The Navy Museum and maintains collections of naval archives, photographs, artifacts, and art. Internships are available in all of these areas. The Center is located in the Washington Navy Yard, 805 Kidder Breese Street SE, Washington, D.C.
For additional information see:
The Custer Battlefield Museum, Garyowen, Montana
The Custer Battlefield Museum continues the historic name and mission of the original museum on Last Stand Hill, dedicated to the collection and preservation of the Seventh Cavalry, frontier military life and Plains Indian culture. The museum was founded as a federal non-profit 501(c3) in 1995.
Hands on experience in every aspect of the museum. The docent will be expected to coordinate displays, give tours, cater to guests, as well as perform light office work such as taking dictation. Room and board provided as well as $25/week.
For more information see: http://www.rsinternships.com/applications/posting.php3?ID=2108 or www.custermuseum.org
Center for the Study of Conflict, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland
This center is a small, independent, politically nonaligned, tax-exempt research corporation that was founded in 1982 to study the combination of nonviolence and creative conflict resolution as a means for resolving conflicts. We are writing a book on cases where activists and authorities have dramatically and very effectively curbed violence at any level, from international down to inter-individual. We have a particular concern for threats of nuclear attack and have worked out a way to cope with them non-militarily.
You will spend most mornings in various libraries doing research in social sciences and history for the book. In the afternoons, you will write an op-ed article of your own for newspapers, edit my writing, help raise funds and do office work. You will probably publish an article in our newsletter, which has an international circulation of 1100--more than some journals. Living costs in Baltimore are less than they are in many cities. Also, ocean beaches, mountains, and Washington, DC are all easily accessible by car or public transportation.
Morris County Park Commission Historic Sites Division
Morris County Park Commission Historic Sites Division is looking for talented and enthusiastic graduate and/or undergrads students interested in New Jersey history to assist with all aspects of collections management. Duties will include, but are not limited to, accessioning gifts, object and/or provenance research, organizing documents for scholarly access, re-housing collections and data entry.
Interested applicants should expect to work minimum 2 days per week (approx. 16 hours per week), both at the museum and offsite, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Scheduling is flexible around student classes. Spring, summer, and fall internships are available. Internships are unpaid but students are encouraged to seek course credit from their institution.
Please send a letter and resume describing areas of interest and any relevant experience to:
Supervising Historic Preservation Specialist
Morris County Park Commission
Fosterfields Living History Farm
73 Kahdena Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, Washington D.C.
The DAR has internships available for undergraduate and graduate students interested in gaining experience in American history, decorative and fine arts, education, collections management, and public relations. Interns generally work at least 20 hours per week for a period of 3-4 months. The internships are unpaid, but academic credit can be arranged in cooperation with your institution. For more information see: http://www.dar.org/museum/edprogrms.cfm#interns
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington D.C.
Ford's Theatre actively seeks interns and volunteers for interpretation and curatorial work. The site's museum has approximately 8,000 pieces in its collection and many of these items are noteworthy.
Prospective interns would work closely with the site curator, historian, and rangers. Interns and volunteers in the past have worked on the following projects:
For more information see
National Museum of American History, Washington D.C.
The National Museum of American History internship program allows a diverse group of people with innumerable interests, strengths, and goals to encounter an educational environment where they can work with and learn from professionals and scholars in related areas of concentration. The Museum offers interns of different backgrounds incredible opportunities in a variety of fields, from public relations to exhibit research to project design. Learning from knowledgeable mentors in the dynamic atmosphere of the Museum and Washington, D.C. area, interns enjoy an intensive experience as multifaceted as the Museum itself. For more information see:
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania Italian-American Program, Pittsburgh, PA
The Italian American Program relies on student interns and volunteers in order to operate efficiently. Interns perform a variety of tasks including transcribing oral history interviews, conducting primary and secondary source research, and processing archival collections. Perhaps most importantly, they receive valuable hands-on experience in the fields of museum studies and public history. Interns are employed in the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters and, although stipends are unavailable, many receive academic credit in exchange for their work. For more information see: http://www.pghhistory.org/wpaitalians/internsh.htm