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2013 Public History Internship in Lewes, DE
Date inactive: 3/15/2013

2013 Public History Internship


The Lewes Historical Society is seeking applicants for an internship position assisting in public history in Lewes, Delaware. The internship is open to all undergraduates with preference given to majors in history, art history, archaeology, or library science; exposure/experience with GIS, web site/blog development and databases is preferred but not required.

The internship at The Lewes Historical Society is designed to expose the student to all aspects of public history in small to medium sized institutions along with specialized projects: collections care, inventorying and cataloging; events management; tour and program development; communications and PR; tours; research; etc. These projects will be manageable in scope, will be both short-term and long-term in nature, and will - as much as feasible - be complementary in nature. This will offer students a chance to see what work in public history is like and hopefully to encourage students to follow a career in museums, libraries, archives or other public history fields.  Internship dates are flexible and can be worked around your school’s academic calendar. The internship lasts ten (10) weeks and must be completed over the summer (May - August).

With a history dating back to 1631, the Lewes area is rich in history. Lewes is located in Sussex County in southern Delaware where Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Lewes has been recognized as a Preserve America community and as one of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations 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.

There is a small stipend for the summer and the Society will ensure living arrangements for the intern in Lewes if needed.

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.

Please click the link below for an Internship Application. Deadline is March 15, 2013.  Applications are accepted by mail only. Include the following required documents with your application; do not mail seperately:

  • Two letters of reference (one must be from your current academic advisor)
  • Most recent official transcript (unsealed transcripts will not be accepted)
  • Current resumé
  • Brief description (2 pages max.) why this internship opportunity interests you

Mail all materials to:
The Lewes Historical Society
110 Shipcarpenter Street
Lewes, Delaware 19958
For questions, call 302-645-7670 or email info@historiclewes.org.