One internship opening for 26 weeks from mid-May to mid-November. Work week is Monday through Friday with alternating weekend duty and compensatory time off. 988 total hours for the entire length of the internship based on a 38 hour work week.
Interpretation: The intern will assist in the third person interpretation of Homestead Prairie Farm. The main feature is the Trobaugh-Good House which is listed on the National Register. Main interpretive duties include working with staff and volunteers to provide tours and history programs for the general public during regular weekend hours and for schools and other groups by appointment, either on-site or as outreach.
Youth Programs: The intern will co-manage the Pioneer Adventure Day Camp with a part-time staff naturalist. The camp meets for 3 hours once a week on Wednesday morning for 6 weeks in June and July. Campers will range in ages from 6 to 12.
Collections/Exhibits: The intern will help other staff set up/remove exhibits, assist in collections processing and inventory, and help in the recordkeeping of reproduction period clothing worn by staff and volunteers for tours and programs.
Research/Educational/Administrative: The intern will assist with the research and presentation of various history programs both on-site and off-site, write newsletter articles, research various history topics for interpreter training materials, and train/supervise volunteers as needed. The intern will also assist with special events, some housekeeping/maintenance duties, purchasing, supervising the visitor information desk, and other duties as needed.
At least a bachelor's degree in history, museum studies or related field preferred. Graduate students working on an internship to fulfill the requirements of their degree are welcome also.