Four 12- week interpretive internships and one 12- week curatorial internship position are available at Eisenhower National Historic Site for the 2014 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.
Interns work a 40 hour week, with two consecutive days off each week. Interpretive interns must work on Saturday and Sunday as the site is open daily. Formal and informal on-the-job training is provided so that interns are well prepared for their work.
The 12-week internships are not paid, but a living stipend of $950 is provided by the Dwight D. Eisenhower Society. Housing is provided as well.
To schedule an interview contact Supervisor Historian Carol Hegeman at 717-338-9114 Ext. 4411 or e-mail us. Mail (or e-mail) your resume and cover letter to: Eisenhower National Historic Site, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Gettysburg, PA 17325.
Students who will have completed at least two years of college by the summer of the internship and are working toward degrees in History, Political Science, Museum Studies, English, Education or related fields are welcome to apply. Internship positions are often committed by late January. To be considered for a position, it's best to have your resume and cover letter to us by mid December.
Did You Know?
On the eve of the D-Day invasion, General Eisenhower wrote a short speech he intended to deliver if the operation failed. It was discovered days later by an aide after falling out of the General’s pocket. It read in part, ”If any blame or fault attaches to this attempt, it is mine alone.”