Internships

Internships are available for gaining hands-on work experience, while also possibly earning college credit:

Locally through the Lycoming County Historical Museum
under Registered Professional Archaeologist James Bressler.

  • In 2000 this honor went to Marcus Myers.
  • In 2001 the museum was closed for renovations.
  • In 2002 Stephanie Wanek, Jennifer Eaton, Derek Whitman, Nick Roberts and Michele Burns secured work-study positions.

For aspiring historical archaeologists through the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology or the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, which runs a Summer Internship Program with locations in Harrisburg (the State Museum and Commission Headquarters), Ambridge, Birdsboro, Chadds Ford, Ephrata, Erie, Galeton, Lancaster, Pittsburgh, Scranton, Strasburg, Washington Crossing, Weatherly, Womelsdorf, and many others.

Possible subject areas include Collections Management, Curator in Archaeology or Zoology/Botany, Field Curator, Exhibitions, Museum Education, Archives, Conservation, Historic Preservation, Publications, History Division - Library, and Marketing, among others.

  • In 2002, two Lycoming College history majors received appointments for these paid internships: Abigail Appleman at the "Cloisters" in Ephrata, and Jamie George in Harrisburg.
  • In 2003, Jennifer Eaton received an appointment at the headquarters in Harrisburg. Congratulations!

* For students with special interests in Art History and museum work at Art Museums across the country having extensive Classical or Ancient Near Eastern collections, such as those in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York and Boston, to name a few.

  • In 2002, Archaeology / Art History double major Shannon Wilson did a summer internship at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh.

* For students with special interests and background in Anthropology at Museums of Natural History or Anthropology.

  • In 2004, Archaeology/Anthropology students Lee Zelewicz and Jessie Martin did this.

Many other internship possibilities exist!

  • In 2002, Archaeology / Art History double major Shannon Wilson did a summer internship at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh.
  • In 2004, Jessica Kaiser did a summer internship at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia, teaching and giving tours for a summer camp for teens; Lee Zelewicz did a summer internship at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (Research Training Program) in Washington, D.C.; Jessie Martin did a summer internship at a museum of natural history on Long Island; Ashley Becker worked for the Blair County Historical Society; and Sean Reese taught a short class in Archaeology for the Lycoming College for Kids and Teens. Congratulations!
  • In 2006, Nathan Ott did a summer internship at a Museum in Rochester NY.
  • In 2007, Kirsten Darby did a summer internship at the Berlin Museum.
  • In 2007, Lindsay Vosburg did a summer internship at the Cairo Museum.
  • In 2008, Meghan Strong did a summer internship at the Cairo Museum. Congratulations!

For aspiring ministers through the Theological Pursuits and Callings Committee and the Campus Ministries office, especially in the area of church assignments.

For aspiring ministers and others through TPAC, Campus Ministries, the Career Development Center, and the Community Service Fair, in the area of community service projects with organizations such as Hope Enterprises, the Lycoming County Literacy Project at the James V. Brown Public Library, Teen Haven, Young Life, Yokefellow Prison Ministry, the Salvation Army, the Red Cross, Valley View Nursing Center, the Williamsport Home, HCR Manor Care (Pastoral Care Dept.), the Susquehanna Hospice program, North Central Sight Services, the YWCA, Ashler Manor (Community Residential Care for Girls), Trinity After School Program, Pine Street Methodist Church (various programs), Timberland Apartments, and many more. All of these organizations and more depend upon the hard work of regular volunteers. Many have established internship programs, while others would design an internship individually based on your own particular interests, abilities and availability. Most are on a volunteer basis, though some also provide for paid internships.