From May 26th-July 31st 2015, an undergraduate or graduate level student will have the opportunity to (PAID) work at Historic Bath Site as an Educational Programming and Visitor Services Intern! We are so excited to have the possibility to work with a student through the YAIO NC State Government Internship program and to give a student a very well rounded internship that will be able to help them in their careers outside of university.
It will be an exciting year at Historic Bath Site as we will be celebrating our 310th anniversary as the “First Town”, and 300th anniversary as the “First Port”, of North Carolina! The Intern will be developing new educational programming for Grades K-12 in the form of field trip offerings and workshops. They will also be gaining experience with creating and writing Lesson Plans, standardizing educational programs and field trip offerings, and aiding in the preparation and running of annual events for children and the general public. Visitor services will also be a focus, as will learning about the history of the Town of Bath.
Jamie, our Assistant Site Manager, knows the importance of internships. She graduated with a BA (Honors) in Anthropology and History, and went on to gain a Masters degree in Public Archaeology. Throughout her undergraduate career, Jamie gained internship experience in field archaeology – CRM (Cultural Resource Management) work and through several archaeology field schools from pre-historic to early 20th century sites. Whilst in graduate school in London, England, she also interned at the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Banquet House, the Thames Discovery Programme and the Council for British Archaeology. She attributes her quick gain of full-time employment in the cultural heritage field to, not only her educational and past employment background, but the internships that she completed throughout the 6 year educational period. Her one piece of advice to anyone she knows in undergraduate or graduate work in any field is to, “INTERN! INTERN! INTERN!”
So, if you would like to take Jamie’s advice and “INTERN! INTERN! INTERN!”….copy and paste the link below and look, not only at Historic Bath Site’s internship opportunity, but all of the rest of the internships offered throughout the State of North Carolina with all of the different departments. These internships are not just for North Carolina Historic Sites…..there are many other departments represented…..so many opportunities for students to get involved! Look at the website and the program booklet and pass it on. The deadline for applications is coming soon!