The Institute for Public History offers the following paid internship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students. Students may apply from any major, department, or field. Applications are available on the Institute's website here. Final applications must be received by midnight on Friday, February 6, 2015. Successful applicants will be notified by email by the end of March or early April.

The applications committee will match the best qualified students with the available internship opportunities. Students can indicate three preferences, but may be considered for other possibilities as well. Interns are expected to devote approximately 300 hours over a ten-week summer period, unless otherwise indicated. Some flexibility exists and can be worked out with internship supervisors.

Unless specified in terms of specific internships, undergraduates will be paid $2,175.00 for the summer; graduate students will be paid $3,750.00. The university will deduct FICA benefits from these wages.

Appalachian Prosperity Project, Charlottesville, VA: Oral history, community play
Ash Lawn-Highland, Charlottesville, VA: Interpretive guide and program development. TWO INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE
Documents Compass, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville, Va.: Digitization of documents, grant writing
Eastern Shore Museums Network and Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville and Eastern Shore, VA: Digital archiving and collections management
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC: Collections management and curatorial research
Historic Vienna, Vienna, VA: Oral history interviews and web publication
Institute for Public History, Charlottesville, VA: History of IPH and Corcoran Department of History.
James Madison’s Montpelier, Orange, VA: Interpretation and preservation, Gilmore Farm. TWO INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at UVA, Charlottesville, VA: Collections Assistant
Prince William County Historic Preservation Division, Dumfries, VA: Historic preservation
Scottsville Museum and Historic Landmarks Foundation, Scottsville, VA: Newspaper collection digitization and inventory.
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal, VA: Environmental history, history of science, and institutional history.
TakeBackTheArchive, Charlottesville, VA: Archival research, digital history
Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA: Manuscripts processing

 

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