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.

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

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

Spring 2023 Session
Runs April 1st – June 3rd; Interns must commit to at least 10 full days at the farm over the spring but can plan their schedule with the Education Coordinator based on the Museum’s hours of operation.
Application Deadline: March 18, 2023

Summer 2023 Session
Runs July 1st – September 2nd; Interns must commit to at least 10 full days at the farm over the summer but can plan their schedule with the Education Coordinator based on the Museum’s hours of operation.
Application Deadline: June 20, 2023

Fall 2023 Session
Runs September 9th – November 11th; Interns must commit to at least 10 full days at the farm over the fall but can plan their schedule with the Education Coordinator based on the Museum’s hours of operation.
Application Deadline: September 1, 2023

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