Historical Society Archives and Public History Internship

09 Mar 2022 9:38 AM | Anonymous member

The Castine Historical Society offers a graduate level internship for students enrolled in master’s degree or Ph.D. programs in museum studies, history, public history, or archival studies. The Historical Society’s collections include a broad array of archival records, photographs and objects. There are consequently a number of potential projects for the intern to focus on depending on their area of interest, mainly including processing archival collections and creating associated finding aids, cataloging and digitizing photography collections, and/or labeling and cataloging 3D object collections in Past Perfect Web Edition. Depending on the desired outcome, the internship could focus specifically on one of these areas, or combine them to obtain a broader overview. The intern will also assist with walking tours.

The internship contract is for eight weeks at 35 hours/week, and is compensated with a $3,000 stipend. The start date is flexible between June 20 and July 5, 2022.

To apply, please submit a cover letter including your desired area of focus, your current course of study, learning outcome requirements (if applicable), a resume, and a letter of support from a faculty member in your graduate program, as well as contact information for two additional references. The deadline is wednesday, April 20, 2022. Please email application materials to Jules Thomson at curator@castinehistoricalsociety.org or mail to Castine Historical Society, P.O. Box 238, Castine, Maine 04421. Interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

The Castine Historical Society is committed to fostering equity and inclusion in the public history and information science fields. We strongly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.

For more details please see: https://www.castinehistoricalsociety.org/2022-historical-society-archives-and-public-history-internship/

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