The Historic Village at Allaire offers a variety of internships throughout the year that are designed to help build up and maintain the village, as well as show interns how historic museums operate. We regularly work with many of the local colleges and universities to create an experience for the interns that are both beneficial to the village and educational for the intern.
Below are the details on the types of unpaid internships we have to offer and what you will be learning throughout the process.
Collections and Archives: The intern in this program would be working in our library and collections to help maintain, restore, and catalog all of the museum’s artifacts. This includes cleaning out our historic buildings, using the program Past Perfect to identify and record all donated artifacts, and conduct historical research. Intern will have the opportunity to handle and preserve historic artifacts from the 19th century.
Historical Research: Work with the Museum’s Director of Historical Interpretation and Programming to enhance the history of current historical sites/buildings. Using our library and collections this intern would work on the development of new historical areas to be interpreted in the village, with emphasis on creating engaging interactive activities for visitors. This program offers the intern a chance to gain exposure to research methods, presentation, public speaking, visitor engagement, and the development of history on the local and national scale.
Winter internships from January through March in the office from Monday through Friday.
Summer internships work between the months of May-July in the office from Monday through Saturday.
Minimum of 2 days a week requested to be an intern.
Any person interested in these internships should contact the Manager of Volunteers and Educational Programming.