Over the course of the program, Junior Interns will learn about American History and museum life by participating in the inner workings of Coggeshall Farm Museum. Interns will have the opportunity to shadow in multiple areas of the museum, work to interpret the site, lead visitor activities, and assist in behind-the-scenes work. Interns will also learn practical, professional, and academic skills. The internship will end with a researched capstone project, in which interns will choose and develop their own program to be showcased at the farm museum.

Capstone project

Interns will choose an area of interest related to 1790s CFM history and develop a research project using OSV and CFM resources. They will demonstrate mastery of this information by creating and leading programming for museum visitors. This could be, but is not limited to: an exhibition, a guided tour, a festival table or a special interest event (such as programming for a girl scout troop).

Details

Interns must be 14 before the start of the program, and is open to students through their senior year of high school.

2022 internships will run in four sessions, with 1-2 candidates chosen a session. Each session will have the following convenings:

Spring Session
Runs 10 weeks, April 2nd – June 4th; Interns can choose to work on Saturdays or Sundays
Application Deadline: March 12, 2022
Interviews: March 19 or 26, 2022

Summer Session 1
Runs 4 weeks, July 1st – July 28th; Interns work three days a week
Application Deadline: June 4, 2022
Interviews: June 11 or 18, 2022

Summer Session 2
Runs 4 weeks, August 1st – August 28th; Interns work three days a week
Application Deadline: July 2, 2022
Interviews: July 9 or 16, 2022

Fall Session
Runs 10 weeks, September 10th – November 12th; Interns can choose to work on Saturdays or Sundays
Application Deadline: August 6, 2022
Interviews: August 13 or 20, 2022

Junior Interns will report to the Education Coordinator, but will work with and assist
all staff members over the course of the program.

To Apply

The ideal applicant would have strong communication and teamwork skills. They would have an interest in history, education, and/or working with the public. Candidates must be comfortable with light labor, taking direction from a supervisor, and public speaking, as well as having an eagerness to learn new skills.

  1. Fill out an application. Click here to download an application.
  2. Email completed application with an optional letter of recommendation and resume to kblythe@osv.org.

The Education Coordinator will be in contact to schedule an interview. While there are limited positions each season, students are encouraged to apply again the next season if they are not selected.

Questions? Contact our Education Coordinator, Katie Blythe, at kblythe@osv.org