Check out this wonderful opportunity for a paid internship at Gettysburg or Harpers Ferry. Contact Dr. McClurken if you’re interested in applying. [Note the deadline is coming up very fast.]
Gettysburg National Military Park, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Deadline: January 14, 2011
The Richards Civil War Era Center at Penn State invites applications from qualified undergraduate students for four paid positions at historic sites during the summer of 2011: two at Gettysburg National Military Park and two at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The internships provide aspiring historians and teachers with hands-on experience in public history. All of these non-credit, paid internships come with a $3,500 stipend and housing.
• Gettysburg National Military Park interns will work with either interpretive operations or with the museum service branch. The interpretive operations intern engages with tourists by designing and presenting two public presentations and assisting at the visitor center’s information desk. The intern in the museum service branch will perform varied aspects of archival and museum management—working with letters written from soldiers and civilians at the time, as well as material objects from the war.
• Harpers Ferry National Historical Park features one position especially suited to future teachers. Often wearing period costume, the intern prepares, develops, and delivers education programs about the park for students from kindergarten through high school. A second position involves working with the visitor services branch, which includes presenting programs to tourists and working the desk at the visitor center.
Application Process: Applicants must have a 3.0 grade point average and have not graduated at the time of the internship. Applicants should submit a one-page statement of interest detailing why they would like to work at the particular site and how they think the experience will further their education. They must also provide a letter of recommendation from a faculty member (e-mail is acceptable) and an informal transcript. Materials must be received by January 14, 2011.
Direct all application materials to Karen Fisher Younger, Richards Center Managing Director, 108 Weaver Building, University Park, PA 16802. For more information, see the Richards Center Web site: http://richardscenter.psu.edu, or contact Dr. Younger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding is made possible through the generous support of Larry and Lynne Brown and the National Endowment for the Humanities.