Internships at the KHS! Contact Phyllis Gilman, Volunteer Administrator, Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY 40601 email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Email her for an application or go to the KHS website. www.history.ky.gov for an application. Internship are under the “learn” tab on the KHS site.
#1:Churchill Weavers: KHS seeks an intern with a passion for fashion! The intern will assist a project specialist in cataloging the Churchill Weavers fabric archive of 20th century hand-woven textiles. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a KHS signature collection and gain valuable experience in the areas of identifying museum objects and materials, collections management and care and artifact photography.
#2: Collections: KHS seeks an undergraduate or graduate level intern for the Museum Collections and Exhibitions department. The intern will gain broad, hands-on experience in researching collection objects and materials, collections management and care, and documentation and registration methods.
#3: Historical Markers: The Kentucky Historical Society’s Historical Marker Program is in its 60th year of existence. A flagship program, historical markers are one of the most visible, geographically diverse and popular resources that KHS offers to the public. KHS is in the midst of releasing a new smart phone application around this program. The application will help individuals locate, learn about and explore markers throughout the state by connecting the markers with collections materials (such as photographs
#4: Education: The internship program will provide 5 weeks of training (3 hours per week) which will include content information as well as best practices in teaching and museum education. Weekly readings are also required. At the end of the 5-week training period, students will be expected to give tours of the Old State Capitol to school visitors for a period of 10 weeks. All interns are expected to be able to commit to an average of 6 hours per week (flexible schedule) for tours.
#5: Registration: KHS seeks an undergraduate or graduate level registration intern for the Museum Collections and Exhibitions department. The intern will gain broad, hands-on experience in records management, accessioning museum collections and processing loans, as well as collections management and care.
#6: Special Collections: Intern will assist KHS staff with providing public access to KHS archival and library collections through collections processing, inventory projects and cataloging projects. Intern will completely process at least one oral history collection (which can consist of multiple interviews) from accession record level to final digitization and cataloging.
These are great hands-on opportunities. Interested in receiving credit for this internship experience? See Dr. Decker