The National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey offers internships in both its collection management and oral history programs. Internships are available to qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are required to work 112 hours (approximately 8 hours per week) at the museum headquarters in Sea Girt. An intensive work and education experience, critical analysis and good writing skills are essential.
The museum's programmatic objectives are flexible enough to encourage the creation of projects tailored to students' interests and needs, while also allowing for a challenging experience and effective results that may be measured by standards of traditional scholarship. Included are opportunities to develop and engage in oral history projects, state history, military history, and local and cultural history. Under the supervision of the curatorial staff, there is also the opportunity to engage in curriculum development projects.
Collections Management Internship
The museum's permanent collection and archives offer scholars interested in military history excellent opportunities for research and professional development. Internship projects are matched to the museum's needs and priorities and the intern's interest and schedule. Under the supervision of Assistant Curator Joseph Bilby, interns participate fully as collection staff members and are responsible for conducting research, assisting with correspondence, inventorying specific objects, collection care, cataloguing, and participating in the design and installation of exhibits.
Oral History Internship
Through its Center for U.S. War Veterans' Oral Histories and partnership with the Library of Congress, the museum offers qualified students the opportunity to gain an understanding of oral history collection and ultimately conduct independent veteran interviews. Under the supervision of Assistant Curator Carol Fowler, the intern will assist with correspondence, research unit histories, prepare questions, support and conduct interviews, prepare transcripts, and create summaries.
Internships are also available in the fields of Special Events, Public Relations, and Graphic Arts. Applications will be considered and accepted based on staff availability and museum schedules.
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