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Recent Jobs, Internships, and Other Opportunities for History Majors and Minors

NOTE:  Listed below are internships, jobs, and opportunities that have come to the attention of history department faculty.  The Messiah College internship office will have a more extensive listing of interships.  Those looking for internships in history should also consult the following web page:

Historical Society of Pennsylvania Internships

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archival Internship


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
Fax: 304.645.3398

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:
Web Site:

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:

    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 (

    Internships Available (Fall 2005): NEH Education Grant - Massachusetts Historical Society

    The Massachusetts Historical Society is a major research library and manuscript repository devoted to collecting, preserving, and communicating historical information about Massachusetts and the nation to the widest possible audience. The Society is currently offering unpaid internships to students interested in participating in the development of a document-based website that explores the coming of the American Revolution, 1764-76. Interns will be responsible for researching events of the period using the Society's collections and the World Wide Web. Other possible duties include assisting in the selection of documents and artifacts to be presented on the website, transcribing primary-source documents, and creating reading lists and glossaries for the site.


    Applicants should provide the following materials:

    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis but will not be considered until all materials have been received. We are currently accepting applications for internships beginning in September 2005 or later.

    Materials may be emailed directly to Hard copies may be mailed to:

    Kathleen Barker, Education Coordinator
    Massachusetts Historical Society
    1154 Boylston Street
    Boston, MA 02215

    Please direct questions to:; or (617) 646-0557

    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

    Dates: Full time, June 7 through August 20, 2005

    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

    Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Internships  
    (Posted Sept. 7, 2005)

    Descriptive and application materials for the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission's (PHMC) student internship programs, including information about internships for this fall, are now available at

    PHMC, an agency of state government, is the official history agency of the Commonwealth, responsible for preserving, documenting, and interpreting Pennsylvania's diverse history and making this history accessible to the
    public.  It is a multi-service public history agency, including the Pennsylvania State Archives, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, and the State Historic Preservation Office, all in Harrisburg; and twenty-five historic sites and museums located throughout the Commonwealth.  It thus offers internships in a variety of fields and locations.

    PHMC internships are structured educational experiences, designed to provide hands-on experience that complements students' academic work. All interns must be matriculating at a college or university at the time of their internship.

    Internship: Historic Speedwell, Morristown, New Jersey  
    (Posted Sept. 7, 2005)

    Historic Speedwell, a National Historic Landmark and a nineteenth century industrial, telecommunications, and social history site, would like to offer a paid, structured internship in the department of collections to a student of history, archival, or museum studies.  Those interested in obtaining college credit are particularly encouraged to apply.  The intern is guaranteed 200 hours of work to take place from now (September 2005) until June 2006.  The position's duties will include hands-on work
    with both the artifact and archival collections and with the collections database.  
    Applicants should send resumes and a short statement of individual interests within the museum field to or mail them to the address below.  We will contact potential candidates to set up interviews.
    Historic Speedwell is located at 333 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960.  Please call 973-540-0211 for more information.  Historic Speedwell is an historic site of the Morris County Park Commission.

    (Posted Aug. 25, 2005)

    The Philadelphia Folklore Project seeks a graduate student intern to serve as an Archivist, with the following goals: to create an updated guide to the Philadelphia Folklife Archive, to supervise the move and installation
    of the archive in our new site, and (using our archive materials: images, audio, video) to create an on-line virtual exhibition surveying Philadelphia community arts and traditions. The intern will have the opportunity to work with community members represented in the archive, to explore issues related to control of/public representation of cultural information, and to develop an understanding of a public interest folklife organization.

    Background in folklife, archives/museums, African/Asian studies, anthropology, history, or in the arts would be helpful; experience with Filemaker Pro, Dreamweaver, and Photoshop on Macs very useful. Attention to detail and great organizational skills imperative! This is a 10-week full- time position, paying $6,000. Work may begin as soon as possible, and end by August.

    Applicants must be in, beginning, or just graduated from a graduate program in calendar year 2005. The position is  supported by the Samuel Fels Foundation Winnet Internships in Community Service program.

    Please send a resume and letter of inquiry to Debora Kodish, Philadelphia
    Folklore Project, 1304 Wharton Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147. 215.468.7871.

    ASSISTANT ARCHIVIST  The Leo Baeck Institute Archives

    The Leo Baeck Institute Archives is seeking a dynamic individual for a two-year, grant-funded, entry-level position to start in July 2005 (subject to budget approval). The incumbent shall assist with the preservation microfilming program at the LBI. This includes the preparation, processing and arrangement of collections to be microfilmed, quality control, and off-site storage management.

    MLS or MA in History preferred; will consider students.
    Good reading knowledge of German.
    Ability to work independently and under project deadline.
    Archival experience, including familiarity with archival standards and preservation, a plus.

    Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits included.

    The Leo Baeck Institute is a research, study, and lecture center whose archives and library offer the most comprehensive documentation for the study of German Jewish history. Founded in 1955, it is named after the leading liberal Jewish religious thinker of his time, the rabbi who was the spiritual leader of German Jewry during the Nazi period. In 2001, the LBI archives established a branch at the Jewish Museum in Berlin, where researchers can use all of the LBI Archives's microfilms. Microfilming has became a priority project in order to set up a mirror archive of the LBI's archival collection in Berlin. The LBI is located in the heart of downtown New York City, near Union Square and is a constituent of the Center for Jewish History, a partnership of five major institutions of Jewish scholarship. The combined collections and professional staffs of these five institutions create an unparalleled resource for the comprehensive study of modern Jewish history.

    Please send or email a cover letter, your resume and a list of references to:

    Dr. Frank Mecklenburg
    Director of Research
    Leo Baeck Institute
    15 West 16th Street
    New York, NY 10011

    Historic Preservation Internship: Department of Building and Housing Development, Bureau of Planning.

    Conduct a comprehensive review of the historic Mount Pleasant/Allison Hill area of the City of Harrisburg to identify and document historic resources. The work will include the gathering and use of existing documentation of the area (National Register of Historic Places nominations), as well as documenting current conditions. The final aspect of the project will be to develop appropriate design guidelines and an overlay zoning district ordinance to protect the existing historic fabric from undue alteration and loss. This is an unpaid internship in the City’s Department of Building & Housing Development. The intern will gain valuable experience working with the Deputy Director for Planning and Planning Bureau staff. The work will be performed from May through August 2005.

    Qualifications The applicant must be a student of an accredited University, or technical college and must be pursuing a career in historic preservation, planning, architecture, architectural history, or related subject that would be deemed appropriate to the internship project. Completed coursework in architectural history, documentation, preservation planning, and/or policy are strongly recommended.

    Application A letter of interest, references, and transcript should be submitted to the Department of Building and Housing Development Deputy Director for Planning, 10 North Second Street, Suite 206, Harrisburg, PA 17101. Electronic submissions may be sent to

    New Jersey State Archives (Trenton, NJ):  Reference Assistant Position

    New Jersey State Archives is seeking applicants for two part-time reference
    assistant positions.  The job entails instruction and assistance to
    the general public with research in the Microfilm Reading Room, mail
    and e-mail reference work, data-entry (indexing) projects, reception
    coverage, and photocopying original and microfilmed materials.
    Applicants should be available to work 2 to 3 days per week.  Pay is
    commensurate with experience and education, normally within the
    $10.50-$13.00 range.  A background in historical and/or genealogical
    research or work in a historical organization preferred.

    The State Archives regular business hours are 8:30-4:30, Monday-Friday
    (except state holidays).  We are located at 225 West State Street, Trenton,

    Interested parties should contact:

    Bette M. Epstein, Reference Supervisor

    MUSEUM PROGRAM ASSISTANT: Merhcants and Drovers Tavern Museum, Rahway, NJ

    Small museum seeking responsible, creative,"people-person" to give  tours, help  coordinate and run programs, and assist the
    director with administrative work. Four-day week includes some weekend work. Must have an interest in history and be willing
    to learn. College education preferred. Submit resume to: Director, Merchants & Drovers Tavern Museum,
    P.O. Box 1842, Rahway, NJ 07065 For more information and interview, please call (908) 204-1896

    May 27- June 18, 2005

    $2,000 Undergraduate Fellowship stipends, plus travel and living expenses, dedicated to supporting ten students from private liberal arts colleges for three weeks (May 27-June 18) of summer study in Philadelphia just before the beginning of their senior years. Fellows will complete preliminary work on what will become, by the time they graduate, honors projects in American history, 1776-1861.

    Ten $500 sponsoring faculty travel stipends, plus living and incidental expenses dedicated to supporting the participation in the last five days of the Seminar of the home campus Faculty Advisors of each of the Undergraduate Fellows.

    Advisors’ participation in the Seminar is designed to sustain continuity and consulting opportunities as the Fellows’ research projects continue on campus in the senior year. Advisors are also encouraged to pursue their own research interests while in Philadelphia.

    Undergraduate Fellows will engage in closely directed, individualized work that helps them to define, formulate and begin initial work on honors projects they intend to pursue throughout their senior years. To these ends, Fellows will also participate together in an intensive three-week reading, methods and interpretation Seminar.

    While it is very important that applicants be able to explain clearly the focus and substance of their historical interests, it is not expected that they will have previously defined the exact topics of their honors projects. Instead, the Seminar ‘s major purpose is to assist students in the initial definition and development of such projects.

    Individual work in the Seminar involves the completion of a formal prospectus and detailed plan of research for each student’s individual project. At the same time, common readings, discussions and other group exercises will be employed to develop skills in primary research, historiography, thesis development, critique and presentation.

    As they work on individual projects, Undergraduate Fellows will be assisted in taking fullest possible advantage of the rich intellectual and archival resources of SHEAR’s co-sponsors, American Philosophical Society, the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Another of SHEAR’s co-sponsors, the McNeil Center for the Study of Early America, will welcome the Seminar into its summer conferences and workshops.

    Two Seminar Directors will work closely with each Fellow to complete “honors” level prospectuses that contain the promise of truly original scholarship. 2005 Seminar Directors will be Mary Kelley, University of Michigan and James Brewer Stewart, Macalester College.

    Abstracts of Fellows’ projects will be published in SHEAR’s Journal of the Early Republic and in the Program for SHEAR’s Annual Meeting, along with invitations for dialogue with SHEAR historians as the Fellows’ projects progress.

    In the spring of their senior years, Fellows are invited to submit their final drafts for competitive evaluation by a panel of SHEAR historians. Those judged most meritorious will be presented, expense free, by the Fellows at the following summer’s Annual Meeting, accompanied by their home campus faculty advisors.

    For more information contact Dr. Fea or see

    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.  
    Phone: 302-834-1630.  
    Web site:

    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 Rick
    Shenkman at the following address:

    Rick Shenkman

    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

    Gettysburg Semester

    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:

    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

    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:

    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:  or

    Center for the Study of Conflict, Inc.
    Baltimore, Maryland

    This center is a small, independent, politically nonaligned, tax-exempt research coorporation 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 interindividual. We have a particular concern for threats of nuclear attack and have worked out a way to cope with them nonmilitarily.

    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 (aprox. 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:

    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:

    Project Manager is a website project developed by WITF and the PA Historical and Museum Commission. We are seeking an individual to manage this project who will implement action plans, track schedules and deadlines, coordinate grant applications and fulfillment, supervise business plan development and execution, coordinate promotion and publicity, and act as the information hub for historians, teachers, media and web professionals, and other interested parties. Our chosen candidate will coordinate the activities of a mixture of team members working on this educational project. Additional responsibilities include: supervising the uploading of new stories, producing monthly progress reports, and monitoring the budget. The Project Manager will also work with our Director of Philanthropic Initiatives to prepare proposals, our Sales Department to secure corporate underwriting, and our Director of Educational Services to develop and execute a revenue-based educational plan for The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in history or a related field; proven ability to manage a project and build/coordinate a team; and have a familiarity with website architecture and processes. This position will report to WITF’s Senior Vice President for Content Development.  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: