Glencoe Museum, Radford, Virginia. Glencoe Museum, located in Radford, Virginia, will begin an internship program with RU's History Department. Glencoe has requested an intern work the Spring Semester of 2013, and we will also need interns in the future for Summer 2013 and Fall 2013.
The following is provided by the Director of Glencoe Musuem and describes the museum and the internship position:
"Glencoe Museum is housed in the circa 1870 home of General Gabriel C. Wharton and Anne Rebecca Wharton. The home was constructed by the couple on land given to them by Anne Rebecca's father, Dr. John Blair Radford, namesake of the city of Radford. The museum comprises three parts, which are the house museum focusing on the life of the Whartons and life in the latter part of the nineteenth century; the history exhibits covering the history of Radford and surrounding areas; and the art gallery featuring the works of the local artists.
The internship program at Glencoe Museum offers interns the experience of taking the study of history and applying it toward the interpretation of history to visitors of the muesum. Interns will be involved with all aspects of the operation of the museum, which include but are not limited to the interpretation of the site for visitors; research for and development of new displays; and outreach to members of the community and visitors through programs and events. An internship at Glencoe offers interns the opportunity to see the operation of a small museum and to see the realities inherent in running such a site.
To fulfill the 120 hours, interns will help with the many tasks involved with the musuem. These will comprise three parts: museum interpretation--40 hours; research--40 hours; and musuem development and outreach--40 hours."
For the Spring 2013 internship, the Department of History will consider Radford University Juniors and Seniors. This position must be acted upon swiftly, as the course (internship) must be registered by January 25th. There is paperwork involved with the process, which must be completed on campus. If interested, please let Dr. Sharon Roger Hepburn (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 14, 2013.
If you are interested in one of the Summer positions, please contact Mr. Greg Ryder (email@example.com) at the Radford University Department of History after the start of the Spring semester in January but before February 28, 2013. For the Summer position, we will consider current Juniors and rising Juniors.
This course is worth 3 credit hours.
George Washington's Mount Vernon. The Department of Historic Trades at George Washington's Mount Vernon is currently accepting applications for its George Washington: Entrepreneur summer internship program. With focus on the Pioneer Farm and George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill, these internships provide an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to become immersed in 18th-century history, agriculture, and industry. The Mount Vernon estate is located 16 miles south of Washington, D.C., and the Pioneer farm and Distillery is located on the main estate.
Historic Trades will select up to six students for its Summer 2013 internships. This program is open to active undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of college and will not have completed their undergraduate studies as of June 3, 2013. Candidates should have a background in history or agriculture, be comfortable with public speaking, and be available during the entire ten-week internship period of June 3-August 9, 2013.
All interns will complete a brief training period. Upon completion of training, interns will work as full-time Historic Trades Interpreters under the direction of the professional interpretative staff. Interns will be expected to work a five-day, 40-hour week that will include every other weekend. Interns will be expected to wear period clothing whenever working on site. In addition, interns will participate in special field trips to other historic sites and museums in the region. Interns will also be expected to complete a short research project on George Washington, agriculture, 18th century trades, or related topics. Historic Trades will be happy to work with colleges and universities to ensure that, if applicable, course credit requirements are met.
Students accepted into the program will receive reimbursement for travel expenses to and from Mount Vernon, accommodations on the estate, and estimated biweekly wages of $450 (based on hours worked, accommodations in addition, all before taxes). As representatives of Mount Vernon, interns are required to adhere to Mount Vernon's policieis principles. To learn more and to download an application, students can visit the following website: http://www.mountvernon.org/more/careers/internships#interpretation.
The staff at Historic Trades will be happy to talk to students who are interested in applying and want more detail. Please contact, PFGMInterns@mountvernon.org; or Donna Boulter, Interpretative Operations Coordinator (703) 799-8611; or Steven T. Bashore, Manager of Historic Trades (703) 799-6805. The program is looking for highly motivated students who will enjoy the challenges and benefits of participating in its programs. Completed applications must be returned to Mount Vernon by February 22, 2013.
In addition to the above, Radford University students who apply should contact Mr. Greg Ryder (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Department of History for further information.