Nantucket Historical Association Summer 2020 Education Internships

Internship Description: Seeking two friendly, motivated, and hardworking Education Department team members for Summer 2020. Responsibilities include the facilitation of family and group visits, assisting camp and summer programs, and providing support at NHA events. Daily tasks will include creating and organizing educational materials, staffing the Discovery Center during museum open hours, and engaging with the public in hands-on learning activities. Our interns will either work to develop improved lesson plans for our new and improved Artif-Ack cart and space, or begin the development of accessibility focused learning programs and activities for Nantucket community members. 

Requirements: Enrollment or graduation from an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program; completed coursework in education, public history, or museum studies; research experience in either an educational or professional context; strong writing and interpersonal communication skills; interest in working with the public; ability to work independently; positive and collaborative attitude. 

Skills desired: Class work and/or professional experience in education or museum studies; ability to multitask; strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills; experience working with teachers and students in non-traditional educational settings; strong organizational skills; Spanish speaker.

Dates and Compensation: Education and Interpretation summer internships are ten weeks with a June 1 start date, though there is some room for flexibility. Interns work 37.5 hours per week, 9 a.m.–5 p.m with specific days TBD. Interns seeking college credit will receive a stipend of $2,500 with free housing. Interns not seeking college credit will receive $12.5/hour, while paying $100/month for shared intern housing. All interns will receive a public transit commuter pass.

Nantucket Historical Association Summer and Fall 2020 Visitor Operations Internships

The Visitor Operations department of the Nantucket Historical Association is offering three internships during summer 2020, and one fall internship. Individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities are encouraged to apply.

Please send a cover letter that includes a description of how this internship aligns with your career goals, a resume, and two references to The deadline for applications is March 31, 2020.

Requirements: Undergraduate students from any two-or four-year college or university and graduate students who have completed their first year in a M.A. program are eligible to apply. A focus in history, museum studies or theater is helpful by not required. Excellent verbal skills and interpersonal communication skills are required.

Scope of Work: The NHA has a campus that includes the Whaling Museum and six historic properties. Interns will be interpreting one or more of the properties, giving guided tours and caring for our collection of artifacts. Qualified candidates will work with the Visitor Operations Department to learn skills in the following areas: presenting engaging interpretive programs to visitors, providing experience in visitor engagement, learning to problem solve and working as a collaborative team. 

Timing: The summer Visitor Operations internship is twelve weeks with a June 1 start date.  The fall Visitor Operations internship is seven weeks with an August 10 start date.

Compensation: The interns work 37.5 hours per week; some weekends and evenings are required.  Interns are paid $12.50 per hour on a bi-weekly basis. Shared intern housing is available, and interns are eligible for a public transit commuter pass.