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Eleanor Roosevelt 2011 Summer Intern

Eleanor Roosevelt at Val Kill Cottage

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site announces the 2011 Internship Program for students interested in the history and management of historic house museums.

This ten-week internship will be awarded to a college student with an outstanding academic record pursuing a museum related career.  Candidates should possess a broad background in history, American studies, history of decorative  arts, women’s studies, or museum studies.

The Summer Intern’s duties will include researching and documenting the collection following standard museum practices, working with·the archives, and assisting park staff in a variety of preservation projects. The Intern is expected to report to work as a full-time professional member of the museum staff.  A $2,000 stipend is available and made possible by a generous grant from the Honoring Eleanor Roosevelt: Preserving Her Val-Kill Home, an official project of the Save America’s Treasures Program. The stipend is awarded upon completion of the internship.

Application Procedure:
There are no application forms. A Candidate’s typed
application should include the following:
1. Name, home and school addresses, and telephone
2. One confidential academic letter recommendation sent
directly to the Curator.
3. A copy of  your transcripts (official copies not needed).
4. An essay of not more than 250 words describing the
applicant’s career goals, interest in museum work, and
reasons for applying to the Internship Program.
Send to:
Summer Internship Program
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites
4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Notifications will be mailed April 29, 2011.