Are you interested in a career that promotes history as a vital life skills tool and engages in historical preservation and scholarship? The Kentucky Historical Society’s (KHS) mission is to engage people of all ages in the exploration of the commonwealth’s diverse heritage by providing connections to the past, perspective on the present and inspiration for the future.
As a state agency and membership organization that is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, our internship program helps undergraduate and graduate students gain valuable experience and preparation for careers related to history and cultural preservation. Internships help familiarize students with the realities of career paths, make professional contacts and build resumes.
KHS offers students opportunities in a wide variety of programs that give students experience in many fields. While the listed positions are designed to meet specific institutional needs, individual projects often can be tailored to your skills, interests and academic requirements.
So roll up your sleeves and become a part of our team!
Current Internship Opportunities
Special Collections and Library
Summer 2014 Undergraduate/Graduate Internship
The Kentucky Historical Society is seeking interns to assist on different types of digital projects to help the Special Collections and Library staff provide better access to collections. While these internships are unpaid, we can work with students who want to get course credits through their institutions. Graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in the use of technology in library and museum work will be considered. Must have experience with digital media (if you own a smart phone, this job is for you). An interest in KHS’s mission and a willingness to learn more about it are necessary.
Student interns will:
- Scan historic photographs from collections
- Create descriptive information (metadata) to help researchers find these images
- Post the images on the web for easier public access.
Subjects will include architecture, fashion, sports, celebrities, arts and culture and so much more. Interns will also get a chance to create social media posts to help market their activities (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter).
Successful interns will gain work experience in a unique, special collection library setting and increase their knowledge of how a library uses digital projects to reach and assist users.
Application deadline is April 29, 2014.
If you are interested in working at KHS, please visit the employment opportunities page.
If you are interested in volunteering for KHS, please visit the volunteer opportunities page.