HERstory: Women in History Internship Fund
In honor of Jeanne Edge Evans & Bickley Wilson
The Women in History Intern will work with the Orange County Regional History Center (OCRHC) to uncover and bring visibility to the important roles and contributions of women throughout Central Florida’s history. The intern must possess a strong interest in seeking valuable museum experience and demonstrate an interest in researching diverse women’s history stories and museum studies. The History Center will work with each individual’s area of interest, but some projects may be guided by current staff priorities, preferences, and deadlines. This internship will offer a stipend of $2,400 to help defray the cost of living, transportation, etc. in Orlando, Florida, and will be paid bi-weekly based on hours contributed. Due to the ongoing pandemic, whether this internship is onsite or virtual will be discussed and decided with the candidate and in keeping with the History Center’s safety precautions at the time.
Timeline: This internship takes place during select internship cycles—spring, summer, or fall. The anticipated length of this internship is 6 weeks to 3 months. This internship can be full-time or part-time with a minimum of 240 total hours required, with a 16-hour minimum per week falling between Mon-Fri, or, when the internship supervisor is available.
Eligible for Academic Credit: OCRHC does not award credit, though interns may receive program or course credit for this experience only if approved by their educational institution. Interns are responsible for providing all documentation, requirements, and evaluation materials to their supervising curator at the beginning of the internship. OCRHC and staff reserve the right to refuse or terminate interns who do not meet the minimum requirements for the position at any point during the program which may result in incomplete course credits.
- The OCRHC aims to help diversify the museum field by providing guided learning opportunities to individuals from varied economic, ethnic, cultural, social, and educational backgrounds. All gender identities are welcome to apply.
- Must be interested in pursuing a museum, public history, history, public administration, education, or other related career
- Have completed their junior year of undergraduate study, be a graduate student, or have recently graduated from a related degree program.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Basic research skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Suite and working knowledge of Adobe Suite
- Pursuing a museum career
Apply by Providing:
- A cover letter that clearly states how your skills/experience qualify you for the position, why you are interested, and how the internship fits into your academic and/or career goals.
- A letter of recommendation from a former or current employer, professor, or advisor
- A 3 page (or 3 page excerpt) writing sample.
- An essay, in no more than 500 words, “If you could dream up any project to uncover women’s history, what would it be and why?” (This will not necessarily correspond with your potential project at The History Center.)
Application packages are due by March 29, 2021, please send to Lesleyanne.Drake@ocfl.net
You can contribute to the Women in History Internship fund by clicking on the link below.