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Education Intern [Wellesley Historical Society]

The Wellesley Historical Society seeks an education intern to assist the executive director with the creation of a new tour. The intern will be conducting research on old homes in the town using primary and secondary sources and assisting with developing the content and script of the tour. The intern will also be assisting with the creation of publicity materials for the tour.
Qualifications:
Candidates should be pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree in history, museum studies, education, or related field. Candidate should be detail-oriented, be able to work independently, and be passionate about history. There is a commuter rail station in Wellesley Hills, less than a mile away, so a car is not necessary.
How To Apply:
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to the Society’s executive director, Erica Dumont, at director@wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org.
Apply by:
April 30, 2015
Salary:
Unpaid
About this Organization:
The mission of the Wellesley Historical Society is to serve as the Historical Resource Center for the town of Wellesley.

English Village Horticultural Summer Internship [Plimoth Plantation, Inc.]

Are you interested in historic horticulture and workways? Do you love getting your hands dirty and learning in a collaborative environment? Plimoth Plantation, one of the regions premier living history museums, is offering an English Village Horticultural Internship for summer 2015. This position will provide the chosen candidate with a unique opportunity to explore 17th century horticultural theory and practices in a museum setting. Interns will be mentored by the Manager of the English Village, our Horticulturalist and English Village Garden Specialist in this collaborative, hands-on internship that will build insight and experience into the cultivation, maintenance, and reproduction of 17th century gardens in the English Village.

Position Summary:
Under the mentorship of Manager of the English Village, our Horticulturalist and English Village Garden Specialist, the English Village Horticultural Intern will gain insight and experience into the maintenance and reproduction raised bed gardens in the recreated 17th century English village. The intern will learn plant identification, propagation, garden design and pest management. While cultivating plants commonly used in 17th century Plymouth, the intern will gain knowledge of herb, vegetable and native plant uses. They will become acquainted with humoral theory, a philosophy that guided medical theory and practice among the 17th century English. The ideal candidate will be comfortable helping both behind the scenes and interpreting in front of the public, to explain and illustrate colonial garden practices and to further the museum’s educational mission to preserve heirloom plants and historic workways. This internship also provides an opportunity to collaborate with staff, volunteers and fellow interns in complementary museum departments, including Colonial Interpretation, Farm and Education. A self-designed research project is both possible and encouraged.

Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of English Village and Horticulture staff, assist with maintenance of English village gardens and demonstration herb boxes
Participate in collaborative projects designing new planting spaces
Assist with greenhouse operations, planting seedlings for use on site
Conduct research and development as needed to complete projects
Interpret heirloom plants and their use in the 17th and 21st century for Plimoth Plantation guests
Plimoth Plantation’s 2015 Summer Internship Program is a full-time, 8 week commitment. The start date for this specific internship is flexible.
Qualifications:
Educational experience in the study of horticulture or a related field, basic knowledge of gardening techniques and terminology, ability to work outdoors in weather extremes and lift fifty pounds, good organizational and communication skills, an interest in garden history and an enjoyment in working with the public.
How To Apply:
Students can apply online by visiting http://www.plimoth.org/interns-volunteers/internships/internship-opportunities/internship-application Complete the application – answering all questions – and send it with the following information. Only complete application packets will be accepted. A complete application packet includes:

A current resume
Cover letter
Professional letter of recommendation from an academic advisor
PLEASE NOTE: These materials may be emailed directly to bwright@plimoth.org, or a paper copy may be sent to Plimoth Plantation, P.O. Box 1620, Plymouth, MA 02362

Apply by:
April 23, 2015
Salary:
Intern is eligible for the New England Farm and Garden Association Horticulture Scholarship, a $1,500.00 stipend given in honor of Shirley Amory
About this Organization:
One of America’s foremost living history museums and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Plimoth Plantation hosts more than 350,000 visitors from around the world each year. Plimoth offers powerful personal encounters with history built on thorough research about the Indigenous People of southeastern Massachusetts and the Colonial English community in the 1600s. In addition to its most famous exhibits, historically accurate recreations of a 1627 English Village, the Mayflower II, and a Wampanoag Homesite, Plimoth Grist Mill, the museum offers an array of year-round educational programs.

Education Intern [Wellesley Historical Society]

The Wellesley Historical Society seeks an education intern to assist the executive director with the creation of a new tour. The intern will be conducting research on old homes in the town using primary and secondary sources and assisting with developing the content and script of the tour. The intern will also be assisting with the creation of publicity materials for the tour.
Qualifications:
Candidates should be pursuing undergraduate or graduate degree in history, museum studies, education, or related field. Candidate should be detail-oriented, be able to work independently, and be passionate about history. There is a commuter rail station in Wellesley Hills, less than a mile away, so a car is not necessary.
How To Apply:
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to the Society’s executive director, Erica Dumont, at director@wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org.
Apply by:
April 30, 2015
Salary:
Unpaid
About this Organization:
The mission of the Wellesley Historical Society is to serve as the Historical Resource Center for the town of Wellesley.

Internships [Peabody Essex Museum]

Now accepting applications for Summer 2015 Internships. Deadline for submissions is April 16, 2015. Internships begin June 4, 2015. If you are seeking an internship for credit, please include your school’s deadline for response in your cover letter. Email your application, cover letter and resume tointernships@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970-3783.

Fall Tech Studio Intern [Museum of Science]

Description:
The Tech Studio Intern will work alongside Tech Studio staff and museum volunteers to facilitate and develop design challenges engineering activities, Try Your Tech circuitry and programming activities, and technology investigations focusing on digital technology and computational thinking.
Department Summary:

Tech Studio develops and facilitates staffed programs for visitors introducing them to the engineering design process, computational thinking, and “maker” skills and processes. Through hands-on activities and design challenges, visitors have the opportunity to think like engineers and innovators and explore how their decision making and values shape the designed world. Tech Studio is the staffed exhibit hub of the Museum’s Blue Wing and engages over 180,000 in technology programming annually.
Responsibilities:
- The intern will interact directly with museum visitors leading design activities in the Engineering Design Workshop and on carts throughout the Gordon Current Science and Technology Center
- The intern will demonstrate and guide volunteers and teen interns, helping train them in facilitating new activities
- The intern will become knowledgeable of museum resources available to schools and community educators
- The intern will work to develop and prototype design activities focusing on a range of topics such as digital media, robotics, circuits and computer programming.
- The intern will present activities and interpretations introducing technical concepts (engineering, computer science, robotics) to diverse audiences using terms and models appropriate for a lay audience.
Hours/Days Per Week:
14-21 hours per week. Weekday morning availability preferred.
Compensation:
$8.00 – $8.25 hourly
Duration:
Fall 2014 (September – December)
Qualifications:
- Strong interest and/or background in engineering, science or education.
- Undergraduate student, graduate student or career changer.
- Highly motivated, dependable, and flexible. Interest and enthusiasm for working and interacting with diverse museum audiences.
- Comfort introducing technical concepts to diverse audiences and different educational levels.
- Students in engineering, computer science and media studies are strongly encouraged to apply.
How To Apply:
In order to be considered for an internship, please email the internship program coordinator with the following:
The exact internship position title in the subject line
A cover letter detailing your interest in and relevant experience related to a specific internship position
A resumé that includes contact information of three references
You may apply for multiple positions; please send a separate email with a tailored cover letter for each position. Emails are preferred and can be processed more quickly. However, we are also able to accept cover letters and resumés by mail or fax if necessary:
Mail to:
Internship Program Coordinator
Museum of Science
One Science Park
Boston, MA 02114
617-589-0362 (FAX)

Apply by:
September 10, 2014
Salary:
8.00-8.25

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