Collections Intern

Old York Historical Society periodically seeks interns to assist with collections management projects at the organization’s collections storage facility in Kittery, Maine and its museum campus in York Village, Maine. Interns gain hands-on experience in collections care, storage and record management. Upper-level undergraduates and graduate students with an interest in museum work are encouraged to apply. Internships may be completed for credit and are unpaid. Collections management work can be physical. Applicants must be able to bend, reach and lift objects weighing up to 40 lbs. Schedule is flexible, must be agreed upon in advance. To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to collectionsmanager@oldyork.org.

Research Center Intern

Old York Historical Society periodically seeks interns to assist with library/archives projects at the organization’s Research Center in York Village, Maine. Interns gain hands-on experience in manuscript collections processing, photograph collection processing, or reference and research. Projects may include maritime history, York Maine history, historic postcards, or a collection of 20th century family papers. Preference will be given to upper-level undergraduate and graduate level students with an interest in library science, archives management, American history or museum studies. Experience using PastPerfect or other library/archives software is helpful. The ability to bend, reach and lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs. is required. Internships may be completed for credit and are unpaid. Schedule is flexible, must be agreed upon in advance. To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to research@oldyork.org.

Perkins Fellowship Program

The fellowship program provides practical research and hands-on museum experience to graduate and post-graduates. Fellows work on site in OYHS archives, collections and/or historic structures on projects that vary from year to year, depending on the needs of the organization and the interests and skills of the fellow. Fellows receive the Breckenridge Patterson Perkins stipend, which varies depending on the project type and length. Room and board are not provided. Undergraduates interested in museum experience should see the description for Collections Intern. For more information about the Perkins Fellowship Program, please direct inquiries to: collectionsmanager@oldyork.org.