Undergraduate students applying for a summer internship must be a rising junior or senior. All candidates must be enrolled at a college or university at the time of their internship. Summer internships are available in the areas of archival practice, archeology, architecture, collections care and management, cultural resource management, curation, exhibition development, historic preservation, historical research and programming, museum studies, and museum education.
Summer internships run for 12 weeks from the middle of May through the first week in August. Interns work 7.5 hours per day from Monday through Friday. Students may seek college credit for their internships. Interns work on special projects and learn through staff presentations and field trips. Intern locations include the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) headquarters in downtown Harrisburg and at PHMC historic sites and museums.
Internships are offered through The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PHMC was formed in 1945 with responsibility for the collection, conservation, and interpretation of Pennsylvania's historic heritage. PHMC includes the Pennsylvania State Archives, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, the Bureau of Historic Sites and Museums, the Pennsylvania Trails of History, the Bureau for Historic Preservation, and the Bureau of Management Services.
The location is usually in PENNSYLVANIA.