Collections Internship
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
TERM: Spring 2018 (minimum of 10 weeks), 6-12 hours per week
STATUS: Unpaid Internship, multiple positions available

Position Purpose/Summary
 Collections Interns will work with SCHC staff to support the completion of a comprehensive inventory of the Center’s artifact collection.  Collection Interns will verify collections, update information in the Center’s collections management database (PastPerfect) and research objects.  Interns will gain insight into how a historical organization manages and maintains collections, develop skills with PastPerfect software and conduct object-based research. 

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities
Catalogue inventoried collections in PastPerfect Software
Research aspects of the collection or specific objects
Support the daily operations of the Center, including giving tours and assisting with research inquiries
Research skills
Competency with computers
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
Enthusiasm for history, museums and preservation
Excellent time management and organizational skills


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are critical to the success of the Center and support many areas of our work.  
We will be posting volunteer positions on our website and Facebook page as they become available.


Working Conditions/Physical Requirements for Interns and Volunteers

Physical requirements include repeated climbing up/down stairs, ability to lift up to 20 pounds and to perform duties while standing, sitting and walking. 

To Apply

Internship and volunteer candidates must be 18 years or older.

Please fill out Internship & Volunteer Application below


Click here to download the Center's Volunteer and Internship application.

Please send application, cover letter and resume to Erica Luke at  


Candidates may be asked to participate in an in-person or Skype interview.  Successful applicants will begin in January or February.

To request additional information, call us at 401.783.1328 or email: