Wednesday, December 16, 2009

PA Historical Internship

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) invites applications to its Summer 2010 student internship programs, including the Keystone, Diversity, and Apprentice Preservation programs. Full descriptive and application materials available at www.phmc.stat.pa.us (using the column on the left, click on Join Us and then Internships). Application deadline is January 22, 2010.

PHMC, an agency of Pennsylvania state government, is the official history agency of the Commonwealth, responsible for preserving, documenting and interpreting the state’s history and making this history accessible to the public. It is a multi-service public history agency, including the Pennsylvania State Archives, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, and the State Historic Preservation Office, all in Harrisburg and historic sites and museum located throughout the Commonwealth.

PHMC’s internship programs provide hands-on pre-professional training for graduate and undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in public history. Placements with a wide variety of agency programs, both in Harrisburg and around the state are available. Placement will depend on both student interest and programmatic needs. Each intern will work closely with a staff mentor and, in addition, will participate in educational programs designed to introduce students to a variety of PHMC programs as well as to address broader issues in public history.

Internships run from May 17-August 6, 2010 with some flexibility in work hours. Most internships are unpaid, but full course credit is available. Questions may be directed to ra-phmcinterns@state.pa.us .

Cherie Trimble
Museum Educator
The State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0024
(717)783-9915
ctrimble@state.pa.us

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