Students win summer fellowships and internships

Congratulations to Katie Garland,  junior history major, who was accepted into the prestigious Summer Fellowship Program of Historic Deerfield.  As the Deerfield website describes the program:

“Based in Historic Deerfield’s eleven museum buildings, state-of-the-art exhibition and storage facility and library, all within the village of Old Deerfield, New England’s best documented town, this all expenses-paid, intensive nine-week living-learning program offers a rare behind the scenes view of the workings of a museum, and a thorough investigation of early New England history and material life.”

Katie will be living in the historic village of Deerfield, MA, from June to August, conducting research, working in the museum, giving guided tours to visitors, and touring the significant sites of New England.  See the Deerfield brochure (pdf) for more information on the program.  Not a bad way to spend the summer!

Congrats also to graduating senior, Melissa Hogan, who has been appointed as one of the summer interns for the Entrepreneur Internship Program at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.  As the website describes the program:

“Mount Vernon annually accepts a select number of applicants for summer internships at our Pioneer Farm site and our Distillery and Gristmill site. These internships are excellent opportunities for undergraduate students interested in American and agricultural history as well as the museum education field. Please note that while these internships include a research project, they are principally working internships. Interns will become immersed in 18th century history, agriculture, and industry as they actively interpret George Washington’s farming and business operations at Mount Vernon. After the completion of a short training program, interns will develop their interpretive, teaching, and public speaking skills by working on site in period dress under the direction of the Trades staff. Interns live on the grounds of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate during the internship. In addition, interns participate in special field trips to other historic sites and museums in the region. Six internships will be awarded, four at the Pioneer Farm site and two at the Distillery and Gristmill.”

Congrats to Melissa on her acceptance!

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