The Arlington Historical Society is 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

This spring/summer internship is to assist with collections management at the Society.  Hands on experience will come in the form of a remarkable collection of objects from a single family spanning 200 years.  Objects vary from photographs and paper to clothing. Through this the intern will learn about various issues related to collections care and management with specific emphasis on improving practices and fundraising for collections care and issues related to historic house collections management.  All training will be provided, including instruction on Past Perfect Museum Management software.

Intern hours and schedules are flexible to meet the needs of students and academic credit requirements, although interns are expected to work at least 5 hours per week for a minimum of ten weeks. To apply, send resume and letter of interest detailing availability, total or weekly hours requested/required, and area of specific interest, if any. We have a rolling deadline, and accept applications until internship positions are filled. We are happy to work with college or university departments for interns to receive academic credit.

Applicants should be enrolled in or recent graduates of a Museum Studies program or related course of study.

How To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to

Apply by:
May 06, 2015


About this Organization:
The Arlington Historical Society includes the historic Jason Russell House, site of April 19th, 1775 battle, and the Smith Museum. We preserve and interpret the history of Arlington (West Cambridge; Menotomy) MA for the public. We maintain a significant archives and collection related to town history.