Lewes Historical Society Historical Interpreter & Museum Associate Internship – 10 Weeks
Spend your summer at the Lewes Historical Society and immerse yourself in its maritime past.
We are seeking two undergraduate students who are passionate about history and the museum field. This internship intends to provide an opportunity to hone individual research skills by working alongside museum professionals and experiencing how academic history and research can be translated into public history. Our organization seeks to share the diverse and rich past of Lewes, Delaware through first- and third-person living history interpretation. Interpreters are responsible for engaging with the public through demonstrations while wearing authentic period attire (approved by the Lewes Historical Society). Weekly interaction with the public takes place at the Lewes Maritime Museum-Cannonball House, re-created Sussex Tavern, and the soon-to-open Mary E. Hugg Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate Exchange.
Internships are designed to expose students to all aspects of public history in a mid-sized non-profit museum setting. Completing an LHS internship will ensure a student’s decision to pursue a career path, and focus, related to multiple aspects of the public history field. As such, selected intern(s) will also be participating in significant Lewes Historical Society Educational Programming; Boat Build (June 6 -10), and Children’s Summer Camp (July 18 – 28).