Gettysburg College students interested in gaining hands-on experience in public history and/or Civil War history are encouraged to apply to the Summer 2020 Brian C. Pohanka Internship Program. 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, cultural resource management, and exhibition development, leading children’s programs, and conducting independent historical research. A wide range of positions are available for 2020, including opportunities in interpretation & visitor services, archives, museum education, cultural resource management, curation, living history, and museum programming/operations.
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 students regardless of major, although first-year, sophomore, and junior students receive priority in the selection process. Involvement in the program has given many previous Pohanka interns a foothold in the field, opening doors to employment and further education and providing new professional paths to consider.
Students interested in the program, particularly first-time applicants, are encouraged to attend a resume writing and interview prep workshop on Tuesday, October 1, beginning at 5:30 pm. in Weidensall 302. Read more about the available positions and the application process. Applications are due October 14, and on-campus interviews will take place October 23-25.