Pa. museum commission offers summer internships

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is offering paid internships for undergraduate and graduate students during summer 2001.


“Internships offer students the opportunity to work directly with experts in the history and museum field,” said Brent D. Glass, executive director.


Internships are available at the PHMC’s headquarters, the Pennsylvania State Archives and The State Museum of Pennsylvania, all in Harrisburg, and at 21 historic sites and museums throughout the commonwealth.


Students may work in research and interpretation, exhibits, museum education, communications, architectural services, collections management, archaeology, natural sciences, fine arts, artifact conservation, archives management, graphic and Web site design and library science.


The 10- to 15-week internships are available beginning May 1, for students of Pennsylvania colleges and universities, or students who are permanent residents of Pennsylvania. Applicants must be enrolled during the spring 2001 semester and must be planning to return to school for the fall semester.


Deadline for application is Dec. 15. Students may contact the career- placement or cooperative-placement office at their school for application forms.

Application information also is available on the PA PowerPort, www.state.pa.us, or directly at www.phmc.state.pa.us, or by calling 717-787-3034.

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