Paid Internship in Northern Chicagoland Area
Historic Wagner Farm
Site Description: Wagner Farm is operated by the Glenview Park District. The farm was founded in 1855 and functioned as a dairy and truck farm, supplying vegetables and cream to the surrounding areas. Throughout its history the farm witnessed urban development until the year 2000 when it became one of the last working farms in Cook County. Wagner Farm offers educational opportunities to school, scout, and adult groups focusing on early 20th century agriculture and lifestyles.
Internship Duties: Wagner farm is offering a paid internship opportunity starting in the spring of 2014. Assignments cover all areas of museum work including:
- management of historic ice cream parlor
- program development
- day to day public interpretation
- collections-based projects
- assisting and leading special events
- various administrative and budgeting duties
- farm chores and livestock care
The duration of the internship is four months from the start date.
Position open until filled.
To Apply: If interested please send a resume, cover letter, and references to:
1510 Wagner Road
Glenview, IL 60025
Living History Internship
Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
Bring your passion for history, theater or education to the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, and make history come alive!
- Research late 19th or early 20th century Missoula
- Military history, women’s history, African-American history, forestry, homesteading….many options!
- Create an interpretive program
- Deliver first person history programs to Fort visitors
- University credit available as well as a stipend and assistance with costume purchase
Send resume, cover letter and two letters of recommendation to Director of Education, Kristjana Eyjólfsson – Kristjana@montana.com or (406) 728-3476 x.3. More information is available on the University of Montana internship listings or contact Kristjana for details. Deadline for application is May 1st, start and end dates are flexible.
2013-2014 Student Internships
Old State House Museum Education Department
Little Rock, AR
All applicants must submit a current resume and a cover letter describing their interest and abilities as they pertain to the specific internship they are applying for. The deadline to apply for summer is April 4 or until we find a suitable candidate. A stipend is included upon completion of the internship.
The Old State House Museum Theater Department is seeking candidates that have a strong interest in history and theater in a historical context. Ideal candidates should demonstrate excellence in the following areas:
- Theater education
- Theatrical production
To Apply: Please send an example(s) of your work (i.e. a sample of a short play you have written; photographs, videos, or descriptions of work that you have directed or produced) along with your resume and cover letter.
Contact: Josh Sigal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Classroom Lessons and Materials Development
The Old State House Museum seeks an education department intern to develop and update Arkansas history related lesson plans and learning materials, used by professional educators in classrooms. Required skills include research, writing, organization, and purchasing. Knowledge of teaching methods, curriculum, and Arkansas history preferred.
Contact: Daniel Cockrell, email@example.com
The Old State House Museum seeks an individual to conduct research at local archives and libraries. This intern must be able to work independently both on site and remotely. Knowledge of research projects involving primary sources is mandatory. Applicant must have reliable transportation.
Contact: Leah Lambert, Leah@arkansasheritage.org
The Old State House Museum seeks an individual to develop educational programs to be presented by museum staff. The applicant must conduct independent research; document work; and create program scripts, PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and learning activities. Knowledge of historical interpretation or education preferred.
Contact: Ian Beard, firstname.lastname@example.org
Living History Summer Intern – 2 positions
High Desert Museum
The High Desert Museum, a 135 acre institution located six miles south of Bend, Oregon, is the region’s preeminent resource for discovering and understanding the close connections between people and their environment. We believe that education and experience are the basis for thoughtful decisions and stewardship and invite you to learn more about the history of the High Desert while sharing your passion for learning with our visitors. Internships with the Museum are a great way to gain practical work experience in an area of interest to you, while providing a solid foundation in an area that you are pursuing for a profession.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
The High Desert Museum is accepting applications for Living History Interns during the 2014 Summer Season. Interns are responsible for the interpretation of the 1904 High Desert Ranch and Sawmill and its associated programs. The main duties will include interpreting the site for child and adult visitors, leading physically demanding child-friendly activities, and assisting in daily operations. This may also include the care and interpretation of heirloom animals in period clothing. Candidates should possess excellent interpretation and communication skills including the ability to relate historical facts to a wide range of audiences. This internship requires academic related coursework in History, Interpretation, Anthropology or a related field and the successful candidate must be able to work successfully with a diverse group of volunteers.
Hours and Compensation
Interns will receive a $1,000 stipend at the end of the ten week internship beginning in late June and ending Labor Day Weekend. During this time, interns will work three days a week (approximately 20 hours) on a schedule designed by the Living History staff.
Send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. For more information, please see: http://highdesertmuseum.org/intern-program. Applications are due by May 1st.
Social Media Communications Intern
Position SummaryY: Accokeek Foundation is seeking a communications and media-savvy self-starter to intern in the Communications Department at our offices located at Piscataway Park, Accokeek, Maryland. This is an unpaid position, and can be either part- or full-time.
Candidates should be enrolled in or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program in communications, journalism, or related field.
The intern position is writing intensive and the intern will be expected to help write and edit pieces for Accokeek Foundation’s media and outreach efforts. The intern will create dynamic content on various web and social networking platforms. The intern will track and compile mentions of Accokeek Foundation and its related programs in multiple media. The communications intern should have excellent writing, editing, researching, web publishing, and organizational skills.
- Excellent writing, editing, and research skills
- Creative multimedia content development
- Strong desire to experiment, brainstorm, and think outside the box
- Comfort with technology and editing skills
- Familiarity with various social networking sites
- Passion for engaging conversations about sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship practices
- Excellent interpersonal skills to interact professionally within a diverse community.
Time Commitment and Pay: Accokeek Foundation’s internships are unpaid. We request a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week but schedule and length of internship are flexible.
To Apply: Send resume with sample of writing and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Accokeek Foundation: By blending history, ecology, economics and conservation, the Accokeek Foundation teaches about land stewardship and sustainable use of natural resources, as well as interprets the natural and cultural heritage of the Tidewater Potomac. The National Colonial Farm, the Ecosystem Farm, and other Foundation activities exemplify the agricultural, preservation and conservation goals that are at the core of the Foundation’s mission and serve as an outdoor campus to further the educational programs that are key to its success. In partnership with the National Park Service, the Accokeek Foundation stewards a 200-acre portion of Piscataway Park and both organizations seek to preserve the view directly across the Potomac River from Mount Vernon. For more information, visit www.accokeekfoundation.org
One Paid and Multiple Un-paid Farm Interpreter Internship
Claude Moore Colonial Farm
The Farm interpreter intern is responsible for providing direct interpretive services of an 18th century Tobacco Farm that will include daily first person interpretation for the general public. Assisting staff members, the intern will also be responsible for helping to plant and maintain period appropriate field crops (tobacco, corn, wheat etc) as well as an heirloom kitchen garden. Additionally, the Farm Site intern may be utilized to assist with various educational programs for school children throughout the property. Candidates should have a background in history or agriculture and be comfortable with public speaking. Please note that this position requires the ability to work outdoors in hot and humid weather, to do strenuous physical activity, and to greet and talk to visitors of all ages as if you were truly living in the year 1771.
To Apply: Please email the following to Heather Bodin at email@example.com
- copy of your work history
- a one page description outlining your activities or projects you have completed to reflect skills and experiences you feel would help your work as an intern
- two letters of recommendation, one from a teacher and the other from an employer, supervisor or advisor
Both paid and unpaid internships are available. However, the paid internship will be required to work 40 hours per week, Wednesday through Sunday from Mid May until August. Unpaid internships will have a more flexible work schedule.
Paid Summer Education Internship
Hanford Mills Museum
East Meredith, NY
Brief Description: Hanford Mills Museum (HMM) operates an authentic water and steam-powered National Register-listed historic site in East Meredith, NY. The Museum seeks an intern to work closely with staff on a variety of key projects related to education programs and interpretation. Internship projects may be flexible depending on the intern’s interests and qualifications.
- Assist with coordinating, implementing, and evaluating after-school programs and field trips
- Assist with site tours, interpretation, and visitor services activities; work with staff to evaluate site interpretation and develop recommendations for future interpretive changes and growth
- Develop exhibit-related programming for after-school program
- Assist with special events and public programs
- Complete research project related to sustainable energy and its connection to HMM and its future interpretive directions
- Assist staff with other projects
- Strong communication skills and an engaging public presence
- Enrolled in or recently completed master’s degree program in museum studies, history, education, environmental studies, or a related field
- Experience in interpretation, presenting public programs, and/or working with school groups
- Knowledge of basic interpretive practices
- Ability to perform tasks that requires moderate physical exertion, stand/walk for long periods on varying surfaces, inside and outside, and in a variety of conditions
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including some weekends, evenings, and holidays
Duration and Compensation: This paid summer internship will last 8-10 weeks. Interns will work 40 hours per week and be paid $10-$14 per hour depending on education and qualifications.
Apply by March 29, 2014: Email a cover letter describing the fit between applicant’s professional experience and position responsibilities; resume; and contact information for three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paid & Unpaid Internships
Coggeshall Farm Museum
Bristol Harbor, RI
Coggeshall Farm Museum is a living history farm museum on 48 acres on Bristol Harbor, R.I. With a long history as a tenant farm, Coggeshall is a time capsule of New England agrarian life, and an educational and entertaining place for children and adults to experience, hands-on, what farm life was like more than 200 years ago. We use our recreation of this 18th century, coastal Rhode Island tenant farm as a tool to educate people about America's agricultural past through multi-sensory, hands-on experiences.
Interning at Coggeshall Farm Museum allows students to gain a deeper understanding of history, museums, and agriculture through practical hands-on experience. Interns will divide their time in half between physical, on-site work and an intellectual project. Many internship opportunities are available depending on intern experience and interests. If you're looking to spend your internship collating photocopies and making coffee for the office, you're in the wrong place.
Please submit a cover letter expressing your interest, a resume, and three references.
For the internship positions, please also submit a letter of reference and an internship application, which can be found at www.Coggeshallfarm.org
Coggeshall Farm Museum is an equal opportunity employer.
Raquette Lake, NY
Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks, the non-profit steward of "Great Camp" Sagamore, a National Historic Landmark located in the Central Adirondack community of Raquette Lake, New York is recruiting for paid seasonal internships. Sagamore is a 27-building complex built by William West Durant between 1894 and 1897. Sagamore, located on its own lake in the Blue Ridge Wilderness area of the Adirondack preserve was a Vanderbilt family wilderness retreat visited by the elite including writers, artists, businessmen and political figures of the early 20th century. Durant's complex is considered one of the finest of the Adirondack "Great Camps” and is an architectural model of the National Parks Services rustic building design.
Sagamore's internship program invites qualified applicants to join our staff for the season to work and learn in the Adirondack Mountains of New York state. Interns will perform a variety of duties but will specialize in one of the following areas:
- Historic interpretation of Sagamore's history and buildings (3)
- Trail stewardship and environmental interpretation (2)
- Event planning and support (1)
- Hospitality & Guests Services (2)
- Internship Supervisor (1)
Interns will received training in their specified area as well as participate in a comprehensive training program to prepare them for leading tours and completing projects at the site. The training seminars include presentations on American history of the late 19th and early 20th century, Adirondack environmental issues and concerns over time and museum practice and management. Interns will work on teams to complete substantive projects in support of Sagamore's mission.
Qualifications: Successful candidates will be self-motivated and possess great leadership, organization, communications and interpersonal skills with a commitment to non-profit advocacy and cultural work. A background and record of academic achievement in relevant college coursework, strong writing skills and interest in pursuing careers in related cultural and environmental fields preferred. Trail stewards will require at least First Aid and CPR certification, additional outdoor skills like canoeing and wilderness first responder training strongly desired.
Internships require a commitment from the first week of June through the second week of October, 2014.
Benefits: include a $150 stipend paid bi-weekly; room and board, professional interpretation training and content seminars on history and environment issues; support for career/graduate school pursuits; and opportunities to participate Sagamore's on-going programming.
Acceptances begin March 10 until positions filled. For more information visit www.greatcampsagamore.org or phone 585-351-7192.
To apply: send cover letter confirming residency availability and explaining interest and qualifications with a resume; and titles/phones of three references to Garet D. Livermore, Executive Director at email@example.com
Acceptances to begin March 1st on a rolling basis until filled.
2014 Winter/Spring Internship
Long Branch Plantation
Long Branch Plantation, a historic site located in Millwood, Virginia (a little over an hour from DC) has recently re-opened its doors to the public with three new exhibits & an entirely new interpretive plan for the site. Charged with the exciting task of presenting & interpreting over 200-years of history, Long Branch Plantation has a constant supply of new public history projects that require immediate attention. The projects will provide interns with constant hands-on opportunities and experiences.
Interns will have the opportunity to complete projects in the following areas:
- Historic Preservation
- Digital History
- Social Media
- Archival Research
- Marketing/Community Outreach
- Historic Interpretation & Programming
- Content Creation: Exhibits, Brochures, & Web
How to Apply:
Please send a résumé and brief email discussing your interest in the Long Branch Plantation Winter-Spring Internship Program to: Cassie Ward, Director of Public Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paid Internship 2014 - Museum Education
Hickory Hill, the historic home of Senator Thomas E. Watson has an education internship available for an upcoming professional interested in archaeology, history, ecology, environmental science, and educating children. The site is owned and operated by the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc.
Position Available: Museum Education Summer Intern, 40 hours per week. Intern will be onsite Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm.
Duration: May 27th through August 2, 2014.
The Intern will work with the Curator & Educator to conduct 4 weeks of summer day camps for local teens & tweens. Two weeks are devoted to archaeology with excavations at the Jeffersonian Publishing Plant site. Two weeks are focused on ecology. The Intern will be co-teaching with the Educator, and will assist with curriculum development.
Requirements, Abilities & Skills:
- Must be a US citizen or already residing in the US with verified work visa status an enrolled university student, recent graduate, or graduate student in anthropology, history, museum education, public history, environmental science, or education
- A desire to work outdoors.
- Experience working with children.
- Ability to teach activities to a group.
- Responsible, reliable, and dedicated to job performance.
- Commitment to being a team player.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Creative problem solving and ability to use available resources.
- Able to pass a drug test and background check.
- First Aid and CPR skills are a plus, but not mandatory.
Compensation: $1400 per month. Housing is provided in a furnished cottage at Hickory Hill. All utilities, Internet, and cable TV are paid. Laundry facilities on-site.
Submit Application Materials to:
Ms. Michelle Zupan, Curator
502 Hickory Hill Drive
Thomson, GA 30824
Phone: 706-595-7777; Fax: 706-595-7177; email: email@example.com.
3400 Bryan Point Road
Heritage Livestock Program Apprentice
The Accokeek Foundation
About the Accokeek Foundation:
The Accokeek Foundation was founded over fifty years ago to “preserve the view” from George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The Foundation was one of the first land trusts, blazing new trails in preservation through a public/private partnership that led to the creation of Piscataway Park, a nearly 5000-acre national park. Through a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service, the Foundation cares for two hundred acres of the park, connecting people to agriculture, history, and nature through engaging educational programs and experiences. This working landscape includes the National Colonial Farm (demonstrates life of a tobacco planter on the eve of the American Revolution) the Ecosystem Farm (demonstrates sustainable agriculture on an 8-acre organic vegetable farm), heritage breed livestock, nature trails, gardens, a fishing pier, and boat dock (with kayak launch). In addition, this is the sacred homeland of the Piscataway people, and its significance as an indigenous cultural landscape makes it a key site on several national trails.
Heritage Livestock Program Overview:
The Accokeek Foundation maintains heritage breeds of livestock and poultry. The 2014 apprentice will assist the Livestock Manager in all aspects of caring for the animals and pastures. Many visitors appreciate the beauty of the farm animals without realizing their important role in farming systems. Over the centuries, domesticated animals have lived here with humans and have contributed to shaping this land as we see it today. At the Accokeek Foundation, we care for our farm animals in a way that enhances the health and stability of the natural and agricultural ecosystems of this special place. As we manage animals, we maintain open lands in an ecologically sound manner. Some of these heritage breeds are typical of the time and place that we represent at our National Colonial Farm, while others are breeds typical of the Colonial Era. Our livestock collection serves two purposes: the first is to provide authentic period breeds for interpretation at our National Colonial Farm (exhibit animals); and the second is to maintain living collections that protect and preserve the genetic diversity of our agricultural heritage (breeding animals). We have earned a distinguished reputation for our efforts in this endeavor, and it is important that our work with heritage breeds continues in a way that maintains and enhances this reputation. It also is imperative that we manage our livestock and land in a way that demonstrates the most humane and sustainable methods available.
General Apprenticeship Information:
- One apprenticeship will be available for the 2014 season.
- Positions will run for ten months, roughly from February 2014- November 2014.
- A stipend of $1200 per month and health insurance benefits will be offered.
- Applicants are encouraged to apply before December 1, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please expect to be physically present for any interviews.
- Schedule will be Monday through Friday with occasional pre-scheduled weekends required.
- The apprenticeship program is designed for beginning farmers who have at least one season’s worth of experience and want to round out their training. Our goal is to expose apprentices to many experiences, techniques, and approaches to sustainable livestock management and heritage breeding while accomplishing the Foundation’s work.
- Apprentices will be engaged mainly in “land-based training,” in which they will participate in all aspects of our heritage livestock breeding program. This is an intensive program, and applicants can expect to work 40-55 hours a week in all weather conditions.
- Specific on-farm training includes: all aspects of livestock management (feeding, breeding, healthcare, animal training, etc), tool and machinery operation and maintenance, record keeping, and more.
- In addition to the daily work, apprentices will have the benefit of formal training, including field trips to other farms in the area, participation in the Foundation’s workshops, and the ability to receive agricultural instruction from other institutions and individuals in the Chesapeake region.
- This position is designed for those with a serious desire to pursue farming as a way of life, and every effort will be made to provide professional support after the season is over. It should be noted that the work involved is challenging in many ways, and a strong emphasis is placed on safety and personal accountability.
- Applicants should have at least one to two seasons’ experience with livestock and a motivated desire to further this education.
- Applicants should be reliable and willing to take on and accept responsibility.
- The apprentices will be a part of the daily workings of the farm, and therefore should be physically capable and able to lift 50 lbs or more.
- Because we will be working very closely together at times, it is essential that the apprentices be capable of working well with others. The ideal candidate will also have well-developed problem solving skills.
Click here http://accokeekfoundation.org/?p=5830 to download Apprenticeship Application
(Note: The Apprenticeship Application must be completed and submitted for consideration. Resumes submitted without applications will not be considered.)
Please send your application (or any questions) to:
The Accokeek Foundation
3400 Bryan Point Road
Accokeek, MD 20607
or to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Accokeek Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Homestead Prairie Farm
Terms of positions: Two 26 week internships from mid-May to mid-November. Work week is Monday through Friday with alternating weekend duty and compensatory time off. 988 total hours for each intern.
Location: Homestead Prairie Farm, a living history house museum, is located at Rock Springs Conservation Area near Decatur. It is administered by the staff of the Macon County Conservation District with assistance from volunteers. For more information: www.maconcountyconservation.org
Salary/Stipend/Housing: $8.75/hour for 38 hours/week. Interns also receive a $250 monthly housing stipend. No on-site housing available but near Decatur.
Interpretation: Assist with third person interpretation of Homestead Prairie Farm featuring the Trobaugh-Good House listed on the National Register. Interpretive duties include working with staff and volunteers to provide tours and history programs for the general public during regular weekend hours and also for schools and other groups by appointment either on-site or as outreach.
Youth Programs: Co-manage the Pioneer Adventure Day Camp and the Junior Pioneer Adventure Day Camp. Each camp meets for 3 hours once a week on a different weekday morning for 6 weeks. Each camp is limited to 12 children. Camper to staff ratio is no more than 6 to 1. Campers will range in age from K – 2nd grade and 3rd – 6th grade.
Collections/Exhibits: Assist staff with exhibits, assist with collections research and other duties and help with recordkeeping of reproduction period clothing worn for tours and programs.
Research/Educational/Administrative: Assist with research and presentation of various history programs both on-site and off-site, write newsletter articles, research various history topics for interpreter training materials and supervise volunteers. Interns also assist with special events, some housekeeping/maintenance duties, purchasing, supervising the visitor information desk and other duties as needed.
To apply or inquire with any questions:
Download application at www.maconcountyconservation.org/internships.php Return application along with 2 writing samples at least 3 pages each, a resume and official college transcripts by 5:00 PM on March 7, 2014.
Contact person: Brent Wielt, MCCD, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL 62521
Application Deadline: March 7, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
Historic Trades Internships
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon, VA
Each year, Mount Vernon’s Department of Historic Trades accepts a select number of applicants for summer internships. With focus on the Pioneer Farm and George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill, these internships provide an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to become immersed in 18th-century history, agriculture, and industry.
After completing a brief training program, interns will work as full-time Historic Trades Interpreters for a period of 10 weeks (june 2 - August 8, 2014) under the direction of our professional interpretive staff. Interns live on the grounds of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate during the internship. In addition, interns participate in special field trips to other historic sites and museums in the region.
Candidates interested in Historic Trades internships should have a background in history or agriculture, be comfortable with public speaking, and be available during the entire internship period. Interns will be expected to work a five-day, 40-hour work week that will include some weekends. Students accepted into the program will receive reimbursement for travel expenses to and from Mount Vernon, accommodations on the estate, and estimated biweekly wages of $450 (based on hours worked, accommodations in addition, all before taxes).
We are now accepting applications for the 2014 George Washington: Entrepreneur Internships. All applications must be received no later than February 28, 2014.
The application form, and additional FAQs about the program, can be downloaded at: http://www.mountvernon.org/employment/internships
For additional information, please email GWEntrepreneur@mountvernon.orgPosted 12/20/13
Old State House Museum Education Department
Little Rock, AR
Five internships opportunities are available in the Education Department of the Old State House Museum for the 2013 season. Click here
to see all of the listing for interships and how to apply.
For more information contact: