2016 Spring and Summer Internships

One 12 week interpretive internship is available at Eisenhower NHS for the 2016 spring season. Using primary sources and oral histories, the spring interpretive intern will research and interpret the life and work of General Dwight D. Eisenhower for visitors. The intern gives tours of the site, provides stationed interpretation in the Eisenhower home, works the information desk, and helps children complete the Jr. Secret Service Agent program. The intern may also be assigned special projects and have the opportunity to assist the curator with care of artifacts.

Four 12 - week interpretive internships and one 12- week curatorial internship position are available for the 2016 summer season. Interpretive interns research, prepare, and present 15-20 minute orientation tours to visitors arriving at the site and 20-30 minute in-depth talks about aspects of Eisenhower's life and work. They work in the Eisenhower home presenting short talks in the living room and answering visitor questions. They also assist children participating in the Jr. Secret Service Agent program. The curatorial internship involves working with the site's curator to catalog, clean, and re-organize artifacts.

Both spring and summer Interns work a 40 hour week with formal and informal on-the-job training provided. The internships are not paid, but housing and a living stipend are provided.

Students who have completed at least two years of college and are working toward degrees in History, Political Science, Museum Studies, Park Management, Education or related fields are welcome to apply. Summer internship positions are often committed by late January. To be considered for a summer position, it's best to have your resume and cover letter to us by the end of December.

e-mail us your resume and cover letter. Or send them via snail mail to: Eisenhower NHS, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Gettysburg, PA 17325. For more information contact Ranger John Joyce at 717-338-4415.

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