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Thomas Dugan Curatorial Intern

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Concord Museum
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Concord, MA

Concord Museum


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Published 9 days ago

June 15, 2021
August 15, 2021
March 15, 2021
$5,000
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The Concord Museum, in partnership with the Robbins House, is pleased to announce a new summer internship for undergraduate and graduate students.

The Robbins House – an early 19th-century house that was inhabited by the first generation of descendants of formerly enslaved veteran of the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War Caesar Robbins, and by Jack Garrison who fled enslavement in New Jersey – is a Concord-based nonprofit organization focused on raising awareness of Concord’s African, African American, and antislavery history from the 17th through the 19th centuries. The Robbins House’s mission is to reveal the African American history of Concord and its regional and national importance in order to inspire conversation, expand understanding, and contribute to a better society.

The two-month curatorial internship will be supported by both the Concord Museum and The Robbins House and administered by the Museum. The internship is designed for a rising junior or senior undergraduate or aspiring graduate student interested in pursuing a career in American history.

The intern will have dedicated office space at the Concord Museum and mentors at both the Museum and the Robbins House. At the time of hire, a curatorial project will be defined that fits the needs of the Museum and the Robbins House as well as the future professional interests of the intern.

The internship program seeks to provide mutually beneficial opportunities that will help nurture the next generation of museum professionals while assisting the current staff at the Concord Museum and Robbins House in investigating little known stories from Concord’s past. This unique partnership was formed to better advance diversity in the study of Concord’s history.

The internship will be awarded to a qualified student with a preference for students from a community historically underrepresented in museum and curatorial fields and with a demonstrated interest in promoting diversity and inclusion in museums, their collections, and their exhibitions. 


Details and Deadlines

We currently offer one two-month internship (June 15, 2021 through August 15, 2021) with a $5,000 stipend. If housing is needed, we are committed to working with the intern to locating an affordable option in the Concord area. 

Applicants should apply by March 15, 2021. Applicants must submit a letter describing their interest and any past experiences working in the field of public history; an academic transcript or a list of courses taken that demonstrate their interest in history and cross-cultural studies; the names and contact information for three references; a resume.

To learn more about the Concord Museum and The Robbins House, visit concordmuseum.org and robbinshouse.org. Please submit application materials to cm1@concordmuseum.org.

The Concord Museum, in partnership with the Robbins House, is pleased to announce a new summer internship for undergraduate and graduate students.

The Robbins House – an early 19th-century house that was inhabited by the first generation of…

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How to Apply

Applicants should apply by March 15, 2021. Applicants must submit a letter describing their interest and any past experiences working in the field of public history; an academic transcript or a list of courses taken that demonstrate their interest in history and cross-cultural studies; the names and contact information for three references; a resume. 

Applicants should apply by March 15, 2021. Applicants must submit a letter describing their interest and any past experiences working in the field of public history; an academic…

Location

On-site
53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742

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