Over the course of the program, Junior Interns will learn about American History and museum life by participating in the inner workings of Coggeshall Farm Museum. Interns will have the opportunity to shadow in multiple areas of the museum, work to interpret the site, lead visitor activities, and assist in behind-the-scenes work. Interns will also learn practical, professional, and academic skills. The internship will end with a researched capstone project, in which interns will choose and develop their own program to be showcased at the farm museum.
Interns will choose an area of interest related to 1790s CFM history and develop a research project using OSV and CFM resources. They will demonstrate mastery of this information by creating and leading programming for museum visitors. This could be, but is not limited to: an exhibition, a guided tour, a festival table or a special interest event (such as programming for a girl scout troop).
Interns must be 14 before the start of the program, and is open to students through their senior year of high school.
Internships run in seasonal sessions, with 1-2 candidates chosen a session. Each session will have the following convenings:
Spring 2023 Session
Runs April 17th – June 30th; Interns must commit to at least 10 full days at the farm over the spring but can plan their schedule based on the Museum’s hours of operation.
Application Deadline: March 18, 2023
Summer 2023 Session
Runs July 1st – September 2nd; Interns must commit to at least 10 full days at the farm over the summer but can plan their schedule based on the Museum’s hours of operation.
Application Deadline: June 20, 2023
Fall 2023 Session
Runs September 9th – November 11th; Interns must commit to at least 10 full days at the farm over the fall but can plan their schedule based on the Museum’s hours of operation.
Application Deadline: September 1, 2023
Junior Interns will report to the Executive Director, but will work with and assist
all staff members over the course of the program.
The ideal applicant would have strong communication and teamwork skills. They would have an interest in history, education, and/or working with the public. Candidates must be comfortable with light labor, taking direction from a supervisor, and public speaking, as well as having an eagerness to learn new skills.
- Fill out an application. Click here to download an application.
- Email completed application with an optional letter of recommendation and resume to email@example.com.
We will be in contact to schedule an interview. While there are limited positions each season, students are encouraged to apply again the next season if they are not selected.