Internships are a crucial part of professional training in public history. Student interns gain practical skills in the field under the supervision of experienced practitioners, apply scholarship to work situations, evaluate potential career paths, and develop networks in their chosen field.
The internship in public history requires at least 120 hours of participation in a project or activity with a public history institution or group, under the supervision of an experienced public historian.
- Boston National Historical Park
- The Boston Museum Project
- Commonwealth Museum, Massachusetts State Archives
- Facing History, Facing Ourselves
- International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport, RI
- John F. Kennedy Museum and Library
- Maryland Historical Society
- Massachusetts Historical Commission
- Mass. Memories Road Show
- Museum of African American History
- National Archives at Boston
- Olmsted Center for Landscape Studies
- Paul Revere House
- Pilgrim Memorial State Park
- Plimoth Plantation
- Shirley Eustis House
- Tsongas Industrial History Center
Mary Concannon conducted research on the residents of Roxbury’s Shirley-Eustis House from 1867-1910. She used her research to help plan a new exhibit and update the interpretive tour.
Eric Hanson Plass interned with the Boston National Historical Park. He transcribed the diaries of Frederick Cobb Russell, a ship’s engineer during the Civil War. He will use the diaries in an exhibit he is planning on the role of the US Navy during the Civil War.
Kathy Shinnick’s internship at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, RI focuses on research for an exhibition she is developing on “Tennis and Hollywood.” The exhibit opens in early April.