Friday, August 24, 2012

Internship at KHS

Fall 2012 Internship: Student Services
To apply, email cover letter and resume to Application deadline is SEPT 1, 2012. This internship will consist of developing and facilitating school tours of the Old State Capitol, an 1830s Greek Revival state house designed by Gideon Shryock. 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. 

In addition to the above requirements, students will also be asked to assist and lead programming in the museum’s two exhibitions, “A Kentucky Journey” and “Civil War: My Brother, My Enemy.” 
All interns will be asked to design and write a school tour for the Old State Capitol or one of the museum’s galleries (project to be determined by intern and supervisor). These final tours will then be presented to the education team. Interns will be allotted approximately 3 hours per week (flexible schedule) for the last 10 weeks to work on this project. This project will run concurrently with the tour schedule.
Requirements: Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university as an undergraduate (junior or senior standing) or a graduate student. Project is approximately 110 hours. Candidate must be available to schedule tours during school hours, Wednesday through Friday. 
This is a temporary unpaid position based in Frankfort, Ky. Employee benefits are not available.  Housing is not provided.

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is a state agency and membership organization that is fully accredited by the American Association of Museums. The KHS mission is to engage people in the exploration of the Commonwealth’s diverse heritage by providing connections to the past, perspective on the present and inspiration for the future. 

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