Studio Institute

Education Department Intern

Rhode Island Historical Society -- Education Intern

Please see instructions on how to apply at the bottom of this page.

The Intern will research and develop an online tour highlighting historical beaches throughout Rhode Island using the Rhode Tour application (see rhodetour.org for other tour examples) of which the Rhode Island Historical Society is a partner with the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and the John Nicholas Brown Center for the Humanities and Cultural Heritage. The Intern will use our Robinson Research Center library and may visit other local special collections libraries to research historically important beaches in Rhode Island to go along with our 2018 programming theme, R&R in RI. The Intern will research five or six locations to include on the tour, write tour entries, and research images, maps and other graphics in our and other library collections to include with each site on the tour. The student will gain research skills, learn how to use special collections libraries, and learn how to synthesize information in a way that is digestible for public audiences. The student will also learn to work with some of our partner organizations and will learn how to upload information onto the Rhode Tour app.

When not directly working on the project, the student will work closely with the education department, based out of the John Brown House Museum, and he/she will help out at events, help with research for other projects, help to organize group visitors, and serve as a gallery attendant at the Museum.

Projects Include:
- Develop online tour highlighting the historical beaches of Rhode Island
- Research and visit five or six locations throughout Rhode Island in order to further understanding of these sites
- Work with the Education department at the John Brown house to run events, research other projects, and serve as gallery assistant. 

This position pays $12/hr, 28 hours a week for 9 weeks. In addition, you will receive a $580 stipend for completing the Arts Intern component of the program. Visit the Program Details page for more information.  


BEFORE APPLYING, VERIFY YOU:
1) Will be enrolled as a full time undergraduate student as of the Fall 2018 semester. You must be a rising Junior or Senior.
2)
Attend college or live within a 35 mile radius of Providence, in the state of Rhode Island.
3) Have an Expected Family Contribution of less than $5000. This number is on your FAFSA form, to see what it looks like -- click here. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

1) To apply to a position, please click here and fill out the eligibility application form. Note: you must make note of which position you're applying to in the application. 
2) Once your eligibility application is reviewed and approved, Studio Institute will send you an email confirming your eligibility for the program. 
3) You will forward this confirmation email, along with your CV, cover letter, transcript, and recommendations to the email at the bottom of each position description with the subject "Arts Intern 2018 Approved Application"

Once you've received confirmation of eligibility, email your application to Geralyn Ducady gducady@rihs.org.