The Civil War Institute’s Brian C. Pohanka Internship Program offers Gettysburg College students a special opportunity to do paid work on the frontlines of history, giving public tours of iconic historic sites, gaining hands-on experience with original artifacts, leading children’s programs, and conducting independent historical research. See available positions for Summer 2018; applications are due October 23, 2017.
Selected students will receive a $1,500 stipend from the CWI and free on-site housing at their respective parks/museums. Applicants need not be history majors or specialists in the Civil War era, although good communication skills, substantial interest in the past, and a desire to share that interest with others are essential.The Pohanka program is open to all matriculated Gettysburg College first-year, sophomore, and junior students. Graduating seniors ARE NOT eligible to participate.
Established in 2011 thanks to the generosity of the John J. Pohanka Family Foundation, the Pohanka Internship Program supports long-term partnerships between Gettysburg College and a wide range of the nation’s most high-profile Civil War sites. Interns participate in a rigorous interview process, and those selected for participation in the program receive free housing and a stipend to cover their living expenses.