The Internship Program is an excellent way for students majoring in History, Public History, Museum Studies, Education, and related fields to gain valuable experience working in a museum or archival setting. Due to the current COVID-19 limitations on visitation, some internships may not be available or a component of the internship may be remote/online. Call for details.
History Center interns are managed through each department based on an individual’s interests, skill sets, and availability. Projects aligning intern goals with current History Center needs will be part of the experience, and all positions are unpaid.
Visitor Engagement/Education Department: The Visitor Engagement/Education Internship is an excellent way for students to gain experience implementing educational experiences for visitors of all ages. The intern will work with Education Department staff in conducting tours, implementing programs, and assisting with the day-to-day operations at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum and the Colonial Complex under the supervision of the Director of Education. Click here for a full Museum Education Internship description.
Library & Archives: The Library & Archives Internship enables students to gain hands-on experience with archival work. The intern will work with department staff on projects such as organizing and cataloging documents and photographs, proper storage and labeling of collections, digitizing records and images, preparing guides and finding aids to collections, transcribing oral history, and/or researching local history. Click here for a full Library & Archives Internship description.
Collections Department: The Collections Department Internship provides students with hands-on experience caring for and working with the History Center’s over 90,000 artifacts across several museum sites. The intern will work with department staff on projects such as collections cataloging and inventory, database management, transcription of records, object research, artifact care and condition reporting, and exhibit development. Click here for a full Collections Department Internship description.
Communications & Marketing Department:
The Communications Specialist Internship is a great way for students in the fields of Journalism, Communications or Public Relations to get hands-on experience that will help develop and implement marketing strategies for educational programs and museum events. Students can expect a wide-array of projects that will help create excitement around the new museum opening in 2021. Click here for a full Communications Specialist Internship description.
Information Technology Department, Geographic Information Systems: The Geographic Information Systems Intern will have the opportunity to utilize GIS to tell the many stories of York County History. The intern will have the chance to research the history for the project and then assist in the collection, creation, and management of GIS and mapping data for creation and publication of Esri Story Maps, online applications, and other GIS resources as required. Click here for a full Geographic Information Systems Internship description.
Becoming an Intern
Click the “Apply for an Internship” banner above to fill out the Internship Application or contact a specific department to learn more information about becoming a York County History Center Intern.
Questions? Email us at [email protected] or call (717) 848-1587, ext. 303. Applicable background checks may be required by state law and York County History Center policy.