The Lewes Historical Society is seeking applicants for its 2019 summer internship program.
Internships must be completed over the summer (June-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.
Internships are designed to expose students to all aspects of public history in a small sized museum
institution setting. Experiences include; research towards educational program development, events
management; and the execution of public tours, presentations, or lectures for multi-age audiences.
Students have the chance to experience first-hand what working at a public history site is like.
The completion of an LHS internship will help ensure a student’s decision to pursue a career path in
the public history field. Internship opportunities are open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Candidates with a major in history, archaeology, museum studies, or library sciences are especially
encouraged to apply. Experience with website/blog development and database management are
appreciated but not required.
Education & Visitor Services Internship- STIPEND-- $1,500
This ten week program allows students the opportunity to explore the field of museum education in a historic setting. The internship program is designed for interns to gain first-hand experience in program development/execution, tour design/execution, and volunteer interaction/training. Interns will absorb material by participating in a visitor service role. Interns will be expected to be involved in the Children’s Discovery Center area of the Lewes History Museum and the Historic Campus containing nine historic structures. Interns will also assist in regularly scheduled educational programs and seasonal special events. At the end of the internship experience, interns will present a written, multi-medium, or interactive program of their own design documenting his/her experience, adding to the understanding of working with the public to be delivered to the Director of Education & Programs and added to the LHS Education Collection.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted by ground mail only. Include the following required documents with your
application packet; do not mail separately:
- Two professional letters of reference (one must be from an academic advisor or professor)
- Most recent sealed official transcript required
- 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.