Internships


    
 

Internship Opportunities

The Windsor Historical Society is pleased to offer internships during the academic year and in the summer for college juniors, seniors, graduate students, or recent graduates of history, museum studies, American studies, archives management, or related programs.  You may be able to get course credit for an internship at the Windsor Historical Society. The internships are unpaid.  The number of internships offered may vary from year to year and depend upon the Society’s needs. 

 

It is vital that the intern be able to work independently and collegially, with accuracy and thoroughness, and to present good writing and computer skills. Start dates and duration for all internships are flexible, but internships generally last 8-12 weeks or between 100 and 250 hours.  Internships are usually part-time.  

 

 

High School Volunteer Projects:

Volunteer projects are also available for high school students on a case-by-case basis.

 

 

Internships are available in the following categories:

Education

The Education internship is available during the fall and spring semesters.  The intern will work closely with the educator in all aspects of museum education.  Primary focus will be on lesson plans development, school and camp programs, family and adult public programming, research and interpretation.

 

 

Library/Archives

The intern will participate in many aspects of museum and library operations and will work closely with the librarian. The objective will be to gain an understanding of special library operations, archival and cataloging principles, and to provide increased access to the Windsor Historical Society collections. The intern may process, arrange, describe, and preserve manuscript and photograph collections; provide reference and research services; prepare finding aids and PastPerfect catalog records; and assist with digital projects or exhibits.

 

 

Internship Applications:

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, description of experience, interests, and expectations to Christina Vida, Educator, Windsor Historical Society, 96 Palisado Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095. A personal interview will be scheduled after the resume is reviewed.  Preference will be given to candidates who articulate a defined objective for the internship.

 

 

For more information contact Christina Vida, Curator for Collections and Interpretation.  She may be reached at cvida@windsorhistoricalsociety.org or 860-688-3813 ext104.

 


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