Fort Ticonderoga is launching the Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships for students seeking practical, hands-on internship experience at a historic site and museum.
The fellowships run from June 15 to August 15, 2015, and include internships in Collections, Exhibitions, Education, and Interpretation.
Each year Fort Ticonderoga’s interpretation focuses on a specific year in the site’s multi-layered history. This year’s fellows will be helping lay the ground work for exhibitions, programs, and educational initiatives to be offered to the public in 2016. Interns will need to be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as contribute to a dedicated team to create and develop ground-breaking exhibitions and programs for a diverse audience.
“These fellowships for graduate students in museum studies, museum education, history, public history, American studies, or military history offer an opportunity to work side by side with our dedicated team,” noted Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO Beth Hill. “These interns will focus their research and creative energy to support exhibitions and programs related to the year 1777 at Fort Ticonderoga.”
“While working individually with their project supervisors,” added Rich Strum, Director of Education, “interns will also meet and work together throughout the two month experience. Interns will have an opportunity to work with the Fort’s professional staff as part of our team-approach to all major projects.”
Successful applicants for the two-month fellowship will receive a $2,500 living stipend along with an additional housing stipend. Graduate students and qualified undergraduates interested in learning more details and applying should visit the Fort website at www.fortticonderoga.org/education/university-partnerships. Individual fellowships are available in Collections, Education, Exhibitions, and Interpretation.
Welcoming visitors since 1909, the Fort Ticonderoga Association preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2,000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, and Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched 18th-century earthworks surviving in America. Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 70,000 visitors each year, and annually reaches more than 5,000 people with programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits.
Photo of Fort Ticonderoga provided.