Nantucket Historical Association

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PICS Organization Name
Nantucket Historical Association


Nantucket, Massachusetts

Weekly Stipend

Public Transportation

Housing Provided

Former Interns

Organization Description
Mission: The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) tells the inspiring stories of Nantucket through its collections, programs, and properties.

The NHA's Whaling Museum was re-accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in 2017.

In 2016 the Whaling Museum welcomed 65,000 visitors and over 16,000 visitors at the NHA's historic sites.

The organization is staffed by about 30 full-time employees and 40+ part-time staff.

The NHA's Bartholomew Gosnold Museum Collections Center storage center and sites contain approximately 26,000 artifacts.

The NHA's internship program allows a dynamic group of students with varied interests, strengths, and goals to immerse themselves in an outstanding educational and professional environment. Interns learn and work directly with professionals in a team-based, collaborative environment.

NHA interns work on individual projects and also day-to-day tasks that help further the organization's strategic goals.

Internship Description
During the course of the internship, each intern will be required to complete an individual project (in addition to daily tasks), from conception to final product. Projects are assigned to interns by supervisors based on the needs of the institution and the skills of the individual. The final project will result in valuable professional growth and portfolio content for interns and meaningful additions to the NHA's body of knowledge.

Some examples of previous intern projects have been: costume and textile collections inventorying, development of artifact drawers for children, education programming development, archival collection inventories, and museum evaluations.

Internship Qualifications
Applicants should possess the following qualifications:

  • Expected degree or significant coursework in history, art, archaeology, museum studies, or related fields
  • Demonstrated interest in museums, history, arts management, and/or humanities
  • Strong writing, research, organizational, interpersonal, communication and computer skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in groups
  • Careful attention to detail and the ability to offer suggestions when needed
  • Positive attitude

Expected Start Time
9:00 am

Expected End Time
5:00 pm

Required Dates
6/4/18 - 8/10/18

Internship Length
10 Weeks

Meets Certificate Requirement

Additional Info
There should not be any prep work outside of the regular work schedule. All NHA interns undergo an orientation period the first two weeks of their internship.

Evaluation Excerpt

Applications for Summer 2019 will open in November 2018. 


To read evaluations written by former interns, please contact the
Student Program


Make sure to read the eligibility criteria and requirements prior to submitting an application. Here