The Lewes Historical Society is seeking applicants for its 2018 summer internship program. Internships must be completed over the summer (May - August). Start and end days are negotiable based on your academic calendar.
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.
The completion of an LHS internship will help ensure a student’s decision to pursue a career path in the public history field. Candidates with a major in history, archaeology, museum studies, or library science are especially encouraged to apply. Experience with GIS, web site/blog development and databases are appreciated but not required.
Typically, a single stipend internship is awarded per Summer 10 week session, though each internship is also available for class credit for students currently enrolled in a BA level college or university History/Social Science related program.
Collections and Research Internship- STIPEND- $1,500
This 10 week program will be split into two unique sections. The first portion of this program allows interns to explore the collections at The Lewes Historical Society and work to catalogue objects, working within the Society’s collections software. Additionally, interns may assist the Executive Director in special projects relating to the care, maintenance, or display of objects. The second portion of this internship requires interns to perform extensive research and fieldwork on a topic of the Executive Director’s suggestion or current need.
At the end of the internship experience, the intern is expected to present a paper or presentation documenting their experience to the Executive Director with the possibility of presenting a second time to other staff members, board members and volunteers. Note: Interns should have access to a vehicle in order to apply for this internship, though it is not a requirement for consideration.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted by web form and by mail. If you submit your application by web form, please remember to mail the following required documents.
- Two professional letters of reference (one must be from an academic advisor or professor)
- Most recent sealed official transcript required (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for non-stipend internships)
- Current résumé or curriculum vitae
- Brief description (one page max.) Why this internship opportunity interests you and what you hope to gain from the experience.
Please mail all materials to:
The Lewes Historical Society
Attn: Marcos Salaverria
110 Shipcarpenter Street
Lewes, Delaware 19958
For any other questions or more information, please contact Marcos Salaverria, Director of Education at 302-645-7670 or [email protected]
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.