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Internship Opportunities

The Robert L. Ruth and Robert C. Ruth Research Fellowship

The Fellowship is offered to graduate students enrolled in a graduate-level history program at an accrediated university or college located in the United States. The Fellowship is presented annually for a concentrated 3 week period during the summer with the Army Heritage Center Foundation. Funding for the award is graciously provided by AHCF Board Member, Christopher Gleason, in memory and to honor the service of family members Robert L. Ruth, World War II, and Robert C. Ruth, Vietnam.

Applications are due to the Foundation by February 28th. Notification is provided to the recipient by April 1st. For more information and the application form, click or contact the Foundation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 717.258.1102

 

 

Ruth Fellowship Application

 

HIGH SCHOOL INTERNSHIPS

School-to-Career Program/Cooperative Education Program

Junior or Senior year High School students interested in pursuing studies leading to careers in history related fields may serve a semester internship/apprenticeship with the Foundation. Students are given the opportunity to explore potential careers and gain skills that will enable them to become successful working citizens.

During the semester, the students enhance their educational experience by incorporating an experiential component into their academic curriculum. Students interested in applying for the high school internship are encouraged to contact the Foundation’s Education Department to discuss opportunities available.

For additional information about high school internship opportunities, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 717.258.1102

High School Senior Projects

Many school districts require high school students to pursue an internship outside the class room that will provide insight to possible career channels or to give back to the community. The Senior Project is a unique opportunity for students to explore fields that interest them and to experience work and volunteer environments. The program encourages students to stretch their abilities and to apply their skills and knowledge in new ways. Senior projects blend traditional core and performance-based skills in a rigorous exit program. High School students in their Junior or Senior years are encouraged to contact the Foundation’s Education Department to explore focused and engaging projects to fulfill the high school requirement.

For additional information about high school internship opportunities, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 717.258.1102

COLLEGE AND GRADUATE INTERNSHIPS

The Army Heritage Center Foundation (AHCF) located in Carlisle, PA, recruits part-time student interns/externs for a period of one or more semesters during the academic year or during the summer. Students entering their junior or senior years in an accredited undergraduate program or students in an accredited graduate degree program should apply the semester prior to the intended internship. Excellent research, writing, and computer skills are required to qualify for many of the internships offered.

To apply, students are required to submit a letter of interest, resume, faculty advisor’s letter of recommendation and, for some positions, two writing samples that reflect competence in the position for which they are applying. The application materials may be submitted electronically or by hard copy to the Army Heritage Center Foundation, P.O. Box 839, Carlisle, PA 17013. See below for the specific point of contact for each position.

Internships are unpaid. Expenses related to projects approved by the intern’s supervisor will be reimbursed.

Available Internships include:

  • Communications/Social Media Intern
    • Responsibilities: Assist Foundation in campaign to raise awareness and funds for the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle.  The intern will assist in preparation of newsletters and other communications to local and national constituents of the Foundation and all aspects of the Foundation's social media presence.
    • Experience/Skills Desired: Excellent writing and verbal skills necessary.  Research experience desired.  Experience with museums and/or other non-profits is beneficial.
    • To apply, send letters of interest and recommendation, resume, and an example of product in communications, public relations or writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by hard copy to AHCF, Attn: Mike Perry, Executive Director, P.O. Box 839, Carlisle, PA 17013
  • Educational Program Intern:
    • Responsibilities:Assist the Education Director and Assistant in managing the Education Department's programs, including but not limited to: National History Day in Pennsylvania, The Voices of the Past Speak to the Future Veteran's Oral History Project, and Voices of the Past Speak to the Future website development. Duties will include coordinating with students, teachers, and school administrators throughout the state as well as state and local officials, and administrators at other educational institutions and organizations.  Additional duties may include collating dates, transcribing interviews, scanning documents and images, and basic historical research and writing.
    • Experience/Skills Desired: The Foundation is seeking candidates with training and experience in the field of secondary education, history, political science, or other Liberal Arts and Sciences background, and a passion for working with students, and desire to explore innovative educational approaches.  Students currently seeking Pennsylvania Teacher Certification in Social Studies or a related field are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and two samples of writing abilities (subject research papers) to Jeff Hawks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by hard copy to AHCF, Attn: Jeff Hawks, P.O. Box 839, Carlisle, PA 17013
  • Education Research Intern:
    • Responsibilities: Identify resources at the Military History Institute and the Army Heritage Museum to portray the biographies, events and themes the Foundation is developing.  Evaluate resources, create glossaries, and identify related photos, artifacts and maps in relation to the theme.  Compile bibliographies of primary and secondary sources using the Chicago Manual of Style.  Draft short articles on research topics as directed.  Assist in the planning of teacher's workshops and seminars.  Develop lesson plans in relation to the resources already developed or those in production.  Assist in the placement of materials supplementary to current education products on the website.
    • Majors Desired: Education, History, Journalism Liberal Arts
    • To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and two articles written that would support the application as a Education Research Intern for the Foundation. Send to Jeff Hawks by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by hard mail to AHCF, Attn: Jeff Hawks, P.O. Box 839, Carlisle, PA 17013
  • Film Preservation Intern: 
    • Responsibilities: Training in the proper methods of handling, storing, and cataloguing of historic films.  Film handling and inspection: measure, clean, re-core, re-house, and test for vinegar syndrome, splicing leader film onto existing film.  Copying and preserving historical films.  Film Viewing: Count footage, write down known items - names, places, machinery, behavior.  Create a title if one does not exist and summarize the film.  Database Development: Type information into ACCESS database describing the contents of the film.
    • To apply, send letter of interest, resume and two articles or examples of brochures/promotional pieces written that would support the application for this intern position. Send to Mike Perry, Executive Director of the AHCF by hard mail to AHCF, Attn: Mike Perry, P.O. Box 839, Carlisle, PA 17013
  • Journalism Intern:
    • Responsibilities: Research and prepare an article for publication in a national magazine for collectors of militaria.  The focus of the article would be material(s) from the collection of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
    • Majors Desired: English, History, Journalism, Political Science
    • To apply, send letter of interest, resume and two articles or examples of brochures/promotional pieces written that would support the application for this intern position. Send to Mike Perry, Executive Director of the AHCF by hard mail to AHCF, Attn: Mike Perry, P.O. Box 839, Carlisle, PA 17013
  • Marketing Intern:
    • Responsibilities: The intern will assist the Foundation in researching, developing, and implementing an internet marketing strategy.  The Foundation seeks to develop a comprehensive stragety to increase online donations using direct contact, social working resources, and viral marketing. We also seek to develop a marketing strategy to build a robust online sales program for our museum store and educational products.
    • Majors Desired: Marketing, Business
    • To apply, send letter of interest, resume and two articles or examples of brochures/promotional pieces written that would support the application for this intern position. Mail to AHCF, Attn: Mike Perry, Executive Director, P.O. Box 839, Carlisle, PA 17013