Summer Internship, Public History


Richmond [Berkshire Co., MASS] Historical Commission requires two interns to assist in completing its community historical resources inventory. The internship will run from June 15 to August 31. The inventory is a state-mandated project that will be submitted to the Massachusetts Historical Commission. The interns will research and write historical narratives discussing the history of community buildings including their associations with local (or state) history as well as uses, and the role(s) the owners/occupants had in the community. Full or part time researchers will be considered.

Housing in Richmond is available at no cost to an intern.

Candidates should be able to work independently, and have a strong interest in local history.

This is an unpaid internship.

The Commission will cooperate with the intern and an academic institution in structuring a work program that will allow for academic credit.

Please send your resume and a cover letter to Edward Andrews at

Additional information is available from the same.

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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