Summer Internship/Fellow Opportunities :: Nichols House Museum

Summer Internship/Fellowship Opportunities :: Nichols House Museum
Apply by: 4.11.16
Nichols House Museum Website

1. General Internships (2 positions)

The Nichols House Museum offers unpaid internship positions to undergraduate and graduate students studying American history, library science, women’s studies, education, museum studies, political science, marketing, and other related fields. Internships offer valuable, wide-ranging museum experience to students looking to explore a career in the museum field. All interns develop a tour of the historic house and give tours to the public, in addition to their major focus (see below). Additional projects tailored to the student’s interest can also be discussed. Internships taken for course credit are encouraged. The two intern positions available for Summer 2016 are for an archival intern and an interpretation/education intern.

To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter describing your interest in the Nichols House Museum and your qualifications for the position you are applying for by April 11 to: Ashley Bannon at

2. The Julie Linsdell and Georgia Linsdell Enders Research Fellowship

The Nichols House Museum is pleased to offer the Julie Linsdell and Georgia Linsdell Enders Research Fellowship. This position is open to current graduate students studying museum studies, American material culture, art history, public history, history, or a related field, and emerging professionals who have received a graduate degree within the last two years. The Linsdell Fellow will complete a focused research project of their choice based on one of the following general themes relating to the Nichols House Museum: domestic life or events on Beacon Hill in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; decorative arts in Boston; Progressive Era social reform; the role of the New Woman; medical history; or art and the artistic network, specifically the Cornish Art Colony. Other proposed topics related to the museum's educational mission are encouraged. The fellow will work with staff of the Nichols House Museum and at area archives to undertake and complete the research project in the time allotted. At the conclusion of the fellowship, a final research paper must be completed for use by museum staff, and a public presentation of research findings is required. This 175 hour, 6-8 week position comes with a stipend of $2,500, and begins and ends during the summer of 2016 at mutually agreed upon dates.

Complete applications are due by April 11, 2016, to Ashley Bannon at and must include a resume, two references' contact information, and a cover letter outlining both your interest in the fellowship and detailing your proposed research topic.