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2019 Internships


Suggested Start Date: June 12
Suggested End Date: August 12

Start and end days are negotiable based on candidate’s academic calendar.

The Lewes Historical Society is seeking applicants for its 2019 Summer Collections internship program. Internships must be completed over the summer (June-August).



Located in Sussex County in southern Delaware where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean the Lewes area is rich in history dating back to 1631. Lewes has been recognized as a Preserve America Community and is one of America’s “Dozen Distinctive Destinations” identified by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The American Association for State & Local History awarded The Lewes Historical Society its Award of Merit twice for its role in promoting local history.



Who is eligible to apply?

Undergraduate students (entering Sophomore year or above). Majoring in History, Museum Studies or Library Sciences.

Position Title: Temporary Collections Intern

Position Description:

Three Selected Interns will work as team under the supervision of a professional Archivist in order to identify items from the Society’s Collections throughout the campus. Including

  1. The historic Cannonball House circa 1765

  2. Museum and Archives Building (newly opened in 2017)




Work will entail the review of item descriptions contained in the museum catalogue against the physical location of items. Once physical locations of items have been matched with catalogue descriptions, artifacts will be undergo quality review and be documented in the LHS Master Location Register.

Reports to: Collections Committee Chair

How to apply

Please e-mail completed Applications and materials to: [email protected] with ATTN: Dir of Ed: Collections Internship and the date in the Subject Line.


                                                                    Download the 2019 Application

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Lewes Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in regard to age, sex, race, creed, national origin, disability, handicap, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.