Irish History Internships, Forbes House Museum, Milton MA

The Forbes House Museum, Milton, MA, seeks energetic college undergraduate or graduate student interns to work in a historic house museum for academic year 2013-14.

Project Description #1:
Assist with all aspects of the planning and implementation of a long term collaborative project on the Great Famine with scholars from University College Cork and the Charitable Irish Society of Boston. Assist the FHM ED with correspondence, program planning, exhibition preparation, and maintenance of project time line and budget. Applicants must have excellent writing and research skills.

Project Description #2:
Compile research on 38 Irish immigrants who lived and/or worked at Forbes House from 1833 to 1990; conduct oral history interviews with descendants of the workers, collect photos and other visual materials, transcribe interviews, and work toward the creation of an electronic exhibit/presentation or museum installation.

An internship at FHM requires a minimum of 10 hours per week. The museum maintains regular business hours from Tuesday- Friday. On occasion, interns may be asked to participate in weekend programs or activities. Applicants must have excellent communication, interpersonal and organization skills. Strong writing and computer skills, along with knowledge of social media programs, are required. Interns must be willing to work collaboratively with a small staff, other volunteers and the public. Applicants should be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs in museum studies, history, public history, library & information science, communications, non-profit management or other related field. Along with assigned projects, interns will gain exposure in day-to-day operations. On occasion, interns will be enlisted to complete routine office tasks, or participate in group tours or special events.

To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to Robin M. Tagliaferri, Executive Director, at