Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Mystic Seaport Summer Internship Program

Spend your summer (mid-June to August) on the banks of the beautiful Mystic River as you learn about museums and maritime history.

Mystic Seaport is seeking a select group of upper-level undergraduates and graduate students who are passionate about history and curious about museum work. See how the academic history you've studied in school is translated into public history at the nation's fourth largest history museum. One to two days each week will be spent working closely with museum staff on a specific project or research topic. You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at a variety of museums through weekly off-site field trips. A weekly discussion seminar, assigned readings, and presentations by Mystic Seaport leaders will introduce you to museum theory and current best practices. Two days each week (including one weekend day) will be spent as an exhibit interpreter, bringing what you've learned to a broad public audience. For 2013, research projects will contribute to the planning of exhibits, programs, activities, and events surrounding the upcoming 38th Voyage of the whaleship, Charles W. Morgan.

College or graduate credit is available through Trinity College or the University of Connecticut. This is a full-time internship that pays a small stipend. On-site housing may also be available.

To Apply: please submit a completed application form, two professional letters of recommendation, cover letter, and resume (or CV) to the address below. Priority given to applications received by February 15, 2013. Applications submitted after that date will be considered as space allows. Phone interviews with finalists will be conducted in March and offers made by early April. Candidates will have one week to respond.

For more information, click here.

Education Department
Attn: Internship Program
Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Avenue
P.O. Box 6000
Mystic, CT 06355-0990

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