Student Mentors Wanted at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia

This looks like a good volunteer opportunity–JF

Student Mentors are volunteers/interns who work with students during after-school hours on Wednesday evenings to provide one-on-one mentoring in the research process. Many 6th-12th grade students come here to research for their National History Day projects, a program that encourages primary source research. Student Mentors receive training in how to research in HSP’s library and archives, assist students during after-school hours on Wednesdays by helping them find sources for their research, assisting them in understanding primary sources, and encouraging them to build historical arguments. Interns with the appropriate skill also review and edit student writing.



  • Strong communication skills
  • Love American history
  • Preferred primary source research experience
  • Preferred previous experience working directly with secondary students

Time commitment

  • Student Mentors are needed for 2 – or 3- hour shifts between 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday through the school year.

Salary or Pay Rate

Please note that this is an unpaid opportunity, but HSP is a happy to work with chosen person(s) to arrange internship credit.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. There will be a phone or in-person interview, and applicants pass a background check. Beth A. Twiss Houting, Senior Director of Programs and Services 1300 Locust Street Philadelphia PA 19107,, 215-732-6200 x246.

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