The Fairfield Museum and History Center invites junior and senior college students and graduate students to apply for an internship to explore museum careers including curatorial, research, education and marketing. Call 203-259-1598 or contact us for more information.
Library Studies Internship
The Fairfield Museum and History Center’s research library offers an unpaid 12-week Internship for students interested in archives, museums, and special libraries. The intern will work with the library director on projects including processing new collections, updating finding aids, digitizing photographs and documents, and responding to reference queries on local history and genealogy. Other projects may be developed based on the intern’s interests and time commitment.
The Fairfield Museum and History Center is a regional museum dedicated to expanding the community’s understanding of its past through dynamic exhibitions and public programming. The library serves patrons from the local area and around the country with its collection of archives, historical photographs, books on local history and culture, and genealogical resources, and is the base for the museum’s exhibits and educational programs. Read more about the library here >>
Please submit a letter outlining your interest and background, along with a resume to Elizabeth Rose, Library Director, through the contact form or by mail to Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield CT 06824. For summer, submit an application by April 15.
Museum Education Internship
The Fairfield Museum and History Center seeks interns to assist with the development of educational programs for students and teachers studying local, state and American history. In spring of 2017 new exhibitions featuring interactive, hands-on experiences will open in three Historic Properties on the Town Green: Sun Tavern (c.1780), Victorian Cottage and Victorian Barn (1888). The Fairfield Museum’s mission is to create exhibitions and educational programs that strive to make history personal, engaging and meaningful by connecting people with the complex history of this region and its broader context in the nation and the world.
The intern will work with the Director of Education and other Museum staff to research and develop educational activities that reinforce Connecticut Core, curricula in language arts and library media, and the CT Social Studies Frameworks. The project will focus on reinforcing and supporting the compelling questions, themes and standards for 3rd and 5th grade.
A detailed description is located here >>
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Christine Jewell, Director of Education and Community Programs through the contact form or by mail to Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield CT 06824.