Internship

The Arlington Historical Society is a dynamic organization, devoted to the discovery, interpretation, sharing, and celebration of Arlington’s rich and diverse heritage. The society operates the Smith Museum and the Colonial era Jason Russell House, site of the bloodiest battle of April 19, 1775.  For more information, visit http://www.arlingtonhistorical.org

We are seeking a student intern for grant-funded exhibition project, most of the work to take place over summer of 2018. The project will entail historical and material culture research to assist with the development of an exhibition on April 19, 1775 in Arlington (then the western part of Cambridge, informally known as Menotomy). Some knowledge of Colonial-era history and revolutionary war history is beneficial, but not necessary. Some travel to research facilities and archives will be expected, in addition to travel to Arlington to participate in relevant meetings, however much of the work can be done from home.

This opportunity is paid – a total of $3,600 for the total project. We expect 180 to 200 hours of work over the duration of the summer. Applicants should be recent graduates or Graduate Students enrolled in a program in History, Public History, or other related field of study. We are looking for a self-directed individual able to carry out independent research, write clearly, and be a part of a diverse team of contributors.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to contact@arlingtonhistorical.org