The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has announced a paid historical research internship for currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate degree program students, or those who have earned their degree in the past three months. Information on the internship can be found below:
Title: Historical Research Intern
Spring Dates: Present – May 10, 2019 (part-time)
Summer Dates: May 15, 2019 – August 16, 2019 (full-time)
Gain valuable history research and archival experience in the nonprofit sector as a 2019 Historical Research Intern for the William G. Pomeroy Foundation in Syracuse, N.Y. These are paid internship opportunities.
Historical Research Interns will work with our passionate team on a variety of history-related projects that will have a direct and meaningful impact on enhancing our digital archives, newly redesigned website, and online historic signage database. As an intern, responsibilities include, but are not limited to: researching, verifying and organizing primary sources; writing descriptions about the historical facts commemorated on existing roadside markers funded by the Pomeroy Foundation; creating metadata for hundreds of photographs in our digital archives; assisting the Pomeroy Foundation Archivist/Historian in digitizing and adding material to our digital archives; auditing information in our historic signage database to ensure accuracy and completeness; and conducting email outreach to promote our National Register Signage Grant Program. Additionally, interns will be assigned other responsibilities on an as-needed basis.
This internship is a wonderful opportunity for talented, hardworking students who have a particular interest in history, archival professions, museum studies, and library science. Candidates should possess excellent writing and communication skills, a strong attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple assignments, and the desire to work in a team environment. Experience with digital archives, cataloging, or data management/information technology is preferred, but not required.
Candidates must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, or have recently earned their degree (past three months).
To apply, please provide a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Deryn Pomeroy: firstname.lastname@example.org
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is also excited to announce that they've launched a redesigned website at wgpfoundation.org. It offers a modern look and feel, with streamlined navigation, fresh content and several new features. Highlights include:
- One-stop-shop landing pages for our historic marker grant programs, including directions on applying for grants
- Searchable historic marker database and interactive map with individual pages for Pomeroy Foundation markers & plaques
- A section dedicated to joining the bone marrow registry and beating blood cancer
- A page on applying for Pomeroy Foundation grants, as well as a custom database covering the Foundation’s recently awarded grants
Visit them at WGPFoundation.org