The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has announced their 2019 Historical Research Intern program, a chance to gain history research and archival experience in the nonprofit sector. These are paid internship opportunities.
Historical Research Interns will work with the Pomeroy Foundation team on a variety of history-related projects that will have a direct impact on enhancing digital archives, newly redesigned website, and online historic signage database.
As an intern, responsibilities include, but are not limited to: researching, verifying and organizing primary sources; writing descriptions about the historical facts commemorated on existing roadside markers funded by the Pomeroy Foundation; creating metadata for hundreds of photographs in our digital archives; assisting the Pomeroy Foundation Archivist/Historian in digitizing and adding material to our digital archives; auditing information in our historic signage database to ensure accuracy and completeness; and conducting email outreach to promote our National Register Signage Grant Program. Additionally, interns will be assigned other responsibilities on an as-needed basis.
This internship is an opportunity for talented, hardworking students who have a particular interest in history, archival professions, museum studies, and library science. Candidates should possess excellent writing and communication skills, a strong attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple assignments, and the desire to work in a team environment. Experience with digital archives, cataloging, or data management/information technology is preferred, but not required.
Candidates must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, or have recently earned their degree (past three months).
To apply, provide a cover letter and resume to Deryn Pomeroy at firstname.lastname@example.org.