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.
Details for the 2020 Keystone Internship Program
The Keystone Summer Internship Program begins Monday, June 1, 2020, and ends Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Interns must work a minimum of 225 hours and are eligible to work up to 300 hours, within the program timeframe, at a rate of $13.97 per hour. Work schedules will be determined between the mentor and intern.
Deadline to apply: Friday, February 14, 2020. No late applications will be accepted.
Additional information about internships is available on PHMC’s website.
To learn more about The Keystone Internship Program, please email the Internship Coordinator, or call (717) 346-3307.
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.