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. Selected students will receive a $1,500 stipend from CWI and free on-site housing at their respective sites. 21 positions are available for Summer 2017. Applications are due October 17th, and on-campus interviews will take place October 25-26. More information here.
ON THE FRONT LINES OF HISTORY
Recent alumnus Kevin Lavery has joined the CWI staff for the 2016-17 academic year as Interim Assistant Director of the Civil War Institute. In this position, Lavery will oversee the CWI Fellows program, working closely with the editor and co-editor of CWI’s student blog, The Gettysburg Compiler, and coordinating special projects and trips. He’ll also play an important role in developing new digital projects, help coordinate student research in Special Collections, and conduct battlefield tours for guests of the College. A 2016 graduate of Gettysburg College, Lavery majored in History, with minors in Peace & Justice Studies and Educational Studies. As a student, he was a CWI Fellow, a Brian C. Pohanka Intern at Manassas National Battlefield Park, a Peer Learning Associate, and co-editor of the Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era. Says Lavery, “Throughout my time at Gettysburg, the CWI and its staff have offered me countless opportunities to engage with salient issues in history while developing my research, writing, and leadership skills. I look forward to helping advance the mission of the CWI, and to repaying and paying forward all that the CWI has done for me.”