William Penn detail of the USS Pennsylvania silver

Keystone Internship Program


The Keystone Summer Internship Program is designed to provide preprofessional training to students interested in pursuing a career in history or museums. The internship is intended to be an integral part of the student’s academic training. Students are encouraged, although not required, to seek credit for their internships.

Each Keystone Summer Intern will work directly with a Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) staff mentor on a specific project or projects and will also learn about PHMC’s multiple functions though staff presentations and possible field trips. Interns will also have regular opportunities to reflect on their own experiences within the broader context of the challenges and possibilities of public history. The intern’s work will be formally evaluated at the conclusion of the internship.

Additional information about internships is available on PHMC’s website.

Questions regarding the Keystone Summer Internship Program may be directed to MegAnn Carey 717-772-2839.


Photos of 2019 Keystone Interns



About the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission:
The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, responsible for preserving, documenting, and interpreting Pennsylvania’s diverse history and making this history accessible to the public. PHMC is a multi-service public history agency, including the Pennsylvania State Archives, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and the State Historic Preservation Office, all located in Harrisburg, as well as historic sites and museums located throughout the Commonwealth, known collectively as the Pennsylvania Trails of History.