Summer Internship Opportunity.

HISTORY MAJORS:  GIVE THIS SOME SERIOUS CONSIDERATION  –JF
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) invites applicants to its Summer 2011 student internship programs.  Full descriptions and application materials are available at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/internships/2521 or www.phmc.state.pa.us (using the column on the left, click on Join Us and then Internships) ,  Application deadline is January 21, 2011.

PHMC, an agency of Pennsylvania state government, is the official history agency of the Commonwealth.  Responsible for preserving, documenting and interpreting the state’s history and making this history accessible to the public,  It is a multi-service public history agency, including the Pennsylvania State Archives, The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the State Historic Preservation Office, all in Harrisburg and historic sites and museums located throughout the Commonwealth.

PHMC’s internship program provides hands-on pre professional training for graduate and undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in public history.  Placements with a wide variety of agency programs, both in Harrisburg and around the state are available.  Placement will depend on both student interest and programmatic needs.  Each intern will work closely with a staff mentor and, in addition, will participate in educational programs designed to introduce students to a variety of PHMC programs as well as to address broader issues in public history.

Internships run from May 16-August 5, 2011 with some flexibility in work hours.  Most internships are unpaid, but full course credit is available.  Questions may be directed to ra-phmcinterns@state.pa.us .

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