Hopewell Furnace National
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
Web Site: http://www.nps.gov/hofu/index.html
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.
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 email@example.com. Hard copies may be mailed to:
Kathleen Barker, Education
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
Please direct questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org; or (617) 646-0557
PHILADELPHIA FOLKLORE PROJECT: Graduate Student Intern (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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
2005 SHEAR/MELLON UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS IN EARLY AMERICAN
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
For more information
contact Dr. Fea or see http://www.shear.org/mellon.htm
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 Rick
Shenkman 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
additional information see:
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.
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
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
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.
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
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:
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 ExplorePAhistority.com 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 ExplorePAhistory.com. 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 http://www.h-net.org/jobs/display_job.php?jobID=27732
Society of Western Pennsylvania Italian-American Program
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