The Civil War Institute’s Brian C. Pohanka Internship Program offers Gettysburg College students a unique opportunity to gain paid hands-on experience in museum work. Students selected to participate in this summer internship program will work at well-known National Parks and private museums, giving public tours, assisting with curatorial work and exhibition development, leading children’s programs, and conducting independent historical research.
21 positions are available for Summer 2018. Applications for the Summer 2018 program are due October 23, 2017, and on-campus interviews will take place November 1-3.
Selected students will receive a $1,500 stipend from CWI and free on-site housing at their respective sites. Applicants need not be history majors or specialists in the Civil War era. 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.