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The Alice T. Miner Museum is seeking volunteers to help in interpreting the museum and its contents for visitors, researching our collection or archives, and assisting with events. The Alice also has a garden club for the green thumb looking to commit a few hours each week. The museum docent should be able to give a minimum of six hours a week for museum work.
The Alice T. Miner Museum is a Colonial Revival Museum with a widely varied and exciting collection of decorative arts and furniture displayed in period rooms first arranged by Alice in 1924. The museum also houses extensive archives, including local history, genealogical information and letters from well-known historical figures, as well as photographs and personal letters of Alice and William Miner.
Docents learn skills relating to the proper handling and care of historic objects and archival materials as well as tour guiding techniques, public relations, and research methods.
If you think you would be a great fit for our team please contact Amanda Palmer to arrange an interview:
Shape U.S. foreign policy. Promote international trade and development. Translate documents. Plan events for international visitors. Interns in WII's Embassy and Diplomatic Scholars program accomplish these activities and more at embassies, the State Department, and international nonprofit agencies! SUNY Plattsburgh students have recently held internships at the State Department, a gun control lobby organization, Partners for the Americas (a NGO fostering sustainable development), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and international education NGOs.
WII offers the Embassy and Diplomatic Scholars internship program every fall and spring.
The Embassy and Diplomatic Scholars program consists of:
Participating in the program enables you to:
Other opportunities with WII include the Capital Experience Program and Go Green (internships with organizations focused on environmental issues).
WII does not award credit, but students can usually earn a full semester's credit under the supervision of a faculty sponsor, who makes the final determination of the grade after consulting the internship supervisor and the two seminar instructors. Check with your advisor or contact WII for more information.
Applicants who are members of an all-college or disciplinary honors society receive a $500 scholarship.
We invite you to read more about the Embassy and Diplomatic Scholars program at
Special Collections in Benjamin F. Feinberg Library has opportunities for qualified students to work as interns for credit. If you are interested in applying for an internship, please contact your advisor or another history faculty member and review the Special Collections Internships web page. Special Collections houses general materials on New York State with particular emphasis on the Northern Counties of Clinton, Essex, and Franklin, and the Adirondack and lake Champlain regions. Information is collected in a variety of formats, including monographs, periodicals, pamphlets, photographs, maps, audio and video materials, and manuscripts. In addition to New York and local history materials, Special Collections houses the University Archives, the Plattsburgh State thesis collection, rare books, and the Rockwell Kent Collection.
Qualifications: The student in this position must be responsible, dependable, and attentive to detail. Good written communication skills are essential.
Time Requirement: The number of hours spent on the project is dependent upon the number of credits the intern wishes to earn. Detailed information can be found on the Internship Application available at the Registrar's Office. Three-credit internships require 9-10 hours/week working on the project.
The student must be available to work the required number of hours during times that Special Collections is open. Please refer to Special Collections hours at the following link: http://www.plattsburgh.edu/library/specialcollections/hours.php.
Students wishing to apply for this internship must first have a faculty sponsor.
The intern will report to Debra Kimok, Special Collections Librarian, who will evaluate the internship at its conclusion. The intern's faculty sponsor will assign the grade for the internship.
The Adirondack Museum offers an exciting opportunity for qualified undergraduate or graduate students seeking internship positions for college credit. Internships enable students to understand how a museum operates and provide hands-on work experience.
Interns will work closely with professional curators to research, catalogue and rehouse portions of the museum's extensive photograph collection.
More than 68,000 images portray virtually every aspect of life within and surrounding the boundaries of the Adirondack Park. The collection includes a broad representation of nineteenth and twentieth century photographic technologies and ranges in date from the 1840s to the present. Photographers represented in the collection include Seneca Ray Stoddard, Edward Bierstadt, Henry Beach, Katherine E. McClellan, Alfred Steiglitz, Eliot Porter and Margaret Bourke-White.
Internships are available for a minimum of five weeks or for a full 15 week period. Interns are expected to work a minimum of 4 hours each day, two to five days per week, depending on the length of the internship. No stipend is offered, although housing may be provided during the summer.
Qualifications: Desired backgrounds include history, environmental history, art history, and photography. Computer skills are essential. Good research and writing skills as well as attention to detail are required.
To apply: All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume with two letters of academic reference.
Please mail your application materials to:Laura Rice
For more information, please contact Laura Rice at email@example.com or call (518) 352-7311, ext. 103.
Founded in 1957, the Student Conservation Association is the nation's largest and oldest provider of conservation service opportunities, outdoor education and career training for youth. S.C.A. is building the next generation of conservation leaders and inspiriting lifelong environmental stewardship by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. Each year our interns provide more than one million hours of conservation service in parks, forests, refuges and urban areas nation wide" (S.C.A. guidebook).
You needn't be an environmental studies student or an environmental historian to be interested in S.C.A. internships. S.C.A. sponsors and expedites internships relating to history, library research and curatorial work, living history (including role playing), museum work, and interpretation of area resources. For example, you can apply to do interpretive work at the Minute Man National Historcal Park, the Colonial National Historical Park, the Fort Scott National Historic Site or become a researcher at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. This is just a small selection of a wide variety of options. These internships range in time from 12 weeks to a full year and come with travel grants, free housing, a small living allowance, accident insurance, and deferment of qualified student loans.
For more information about the history program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact
Wendy Gordon, Chair
Office: Champlain Valley Hall 220
Phone: (518) 564-2213
Fax: (518) 564-2212