Stipend: Intern will receive a stipend of $4,000. The stipend is not salary or compensation. The stipend is meant to support study and research during the tenure of the appointment and will be issued in (2) installments. Qualified candidates may receive academic credit through their college or university.
Apply By: October 1, 2021
History Colorado is committed to anti-racism practices across its institution and outlined in these grounding virtues. As such, we encourage members of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) LGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities communities to apply for this internship.
Desired Schedule: 10 hours/week, October 2021 – June 2022 (specific dates TBD by intern and supervisor).
Broad Scope of Position: This internship provides selected candidates the opportunity to share their passion for history with students in a museum setting and engage with diverse student learnings from all over Colorado, and beyond. Get hands-on experience and learn how to facilitate education programs at the History Colorado Center. Interns will lead facilitated school tours, maintain school program materials, work collaboratively with volunteers and staff, and attend school program meetings where they will participate actively in discussions that shape the school programs at the museum. Working with the Field Trips Manager, the interns will learn how to successfully lead school program experiences in a museum.
Outcomes: The intern will gain on-the-job training and skills in inquiry-based, standard aligned teaching. By the end of the internship, the intern will have developed best practices pedagogy through collaboration with experienced educators, group/class management skills, Colorado history content, leadership and customer services, and build connections with influential professionals in the world of museum education.
Desired Skills/Academic Field of Study: Undergraduate, Graduate students, or recent graduates in the Education, History, Anthropology, Museum Studies, Sociology, and Child Development preferred. Must be enthusiastic, hardworking with excellent communication skills. Formal or informal teaching experience with children ages 5 – 13. Desire to learn about education in a museum setting. Spanish language is a plus (but not required).
To Apply for this Position: Submit a resume, cover letter explaining you reasons for wanting to participate in History Colorado’s internship program and how such an experience will help further your education and career plans, and your answer to the question below to Director of Volunteer Engagement Emily Dobish, email@example.com.
As a response to the recent national protests regarding systemic injustice, History Colorado staff came together during the months of July and August 2020 to discuss as an institutional community the ways in which History Colorado can advance the work of anti-racism. These Grounding Virtues are the result of our collective process.
Answer this question: How have these guiding principles shown up in your previous work and /or how would you contribute to these virtues in your internship position at History Colorado?
**A condition of employment is the successful completion of a background check.