Archive and Collections Internship - Saugatuck-Douglas History Center

Compensation: $1,500 stipend for 12-week summer internship with flexible work hours of 32 hours a week. Housing available walking distance from the History Center in Douglas.

Program details: Prospective interns with an interest in archives, library science, digital preservation, museum studies, visual and material culture, art history, LGBTQ studies, and public history will help the History Center expand its capacity to educate and inspire the public about local history. Opportunities may include working with volunteers and committees to support the creation of exhibit(s) from conceptualization through installation; the processing of art and archival collections; and assistance with digital collections management. Based on intern skills and interests, work may also include collections-based research on the history of art, architectural history, and LGBTQ history. History Center interns will have the opportunity to participate in professional development as well as SDHC programs and events and directly interact with the public through their professional roles.

In addition, interns will gain real-life experience contributing to the success of a vibrant small non-profit cultural organization. Opportunities include leading tours and working with the public, sharing experiences through online publications and public presentations, and working with the director and board members in non-profit administration.

Internships are open to undergraduate or graduate students. Prospective interns should:

• Have a demonstrated interest in diverse areas such as Great Lakes history, LGBTQ studies, art and art history, material culture studies, oral history, historic preservation, library science, digital humanities, or archival work.
• Enjoy sharing their passion for community-based history directly with the public through public speaking, written communication, and personal engagement.
• Show adaptability and the ability to work independently and with other staff and volunteers across multiple disciplines.

Application: Please submit a personal letter of interest describing your interests in this position along with a resume and list of three references with contact information. Please also provide a writing sample that demonstrates your engagement with history or other relevant areas for this position.

Please address questions and application materials to:

Dr. Eric Gollannek, Executive Director
Subject line: Archive and Collections Internship

Posted on MMA website 3/3/2020


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