The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), in partnership with the Pennsylvania Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations (Federation) and the Pennsylvania Humanities Council will be offering two specially funded Internship Opportunities: Diversity Student Internship Program & the Keystone Internship program beginning May 19, 2008. Both programs are designed to introduce upper level undergraduate and graduate students to careers in museums and related fields, the program represents a commitment by PHMC and our partners to attract highly qualified young people as well as people of color to work in museums, historical organizations, archives,and other public history programs. </p>
The program offers a variety of work experiences throughout the Commonwealth. Each intern will work closely with a staff mentor on a focused demonstration project. Additional experiences include educational programs offered by the host institution, participation in statewide field trips, and special classroom style training by career veterans. Stipends of ranging from are available to support students during this invaluable educational experience. The application deadline is January 25, 2007.
Evaluations from the interns affirm that the experience furthered their career goals while exposing them to new possibilities:
My internship surpassed all expectations. It has been a life changing, life enhancing experience. I have changed my career plans to include museum work.
Additional program information on this and other PHMC Internships is available at http://www.phmc.state.pa.us <http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/> , just go to the Apply Section on the left hand side of the page.