Graduate Internship in Castine

12 Feb 2016 4:34 PM | Anonymous member
Castine Historical Society (CHS) is offering one internship opportunity for a graduate student enrolled in a museum studies, public history, archival studies or related Master's degree or Ph.D. program.  The internship is full time (35 hours per week) for 10 weeks in the spring or summer of 2016 with a stipend of $2,800. CHS will work with the student to structure the internship to meet requirements for academic credit as needed.

The Castine area, a beautiful and historically interesting town on the coast of Maine, saw millennia of use by Native Americans before European contact and changed hands repeatedly from the outset of the colonial period through the War of 1812.  The peninsula’s development in the nineteenth and twentieth century’s represents a microcosm of American commercial and cultural history.  As its mission states, CHS “seeks to engage residents and visitors of all ages in the exploration and stewardship of Castine’s diverse historical resources.”

The intern will work as a member of a professional team on two projects central to the CHS mission and choose a public history project consistent with his/her interests.  One of the two ongoing projects includes gaining experience with PastPerfect museum software, and the other involves working with volunteers to provide historic walking tours.  The public history project could be producing audio podcasts for self-guided historic tours or a preservation or education project proposed by the intern.

Applications are due by Monday, March 21, 2016.  To view the full internship description and application instructions, visit or contact Paige Lilly via email at

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