The Bidwell House Museum is offering high school students with an interest in history, particularly local Berkshire colonial history, the opportunity to become a Young History Scholar Intern this summer.
The museum is also seeking a college student for an eight-week internship.
The Bidwell House Museum is a 1750s New England heritage site providing through its land, house and collection, a personal encounter with frontier life in early America. The museum includes the fully furnished colonial homestead, several outbuildings and 192 acres of grounds with gardens, stone walls, foundations and hiking trails.
High school interns spend two weeks at the museum: in week one the intern learns about colonial Berkshire history, the Bidwell family, the house, the property and the collection, and how docents give tours; in week two each intern chooses a research topic and begins to give tours of the museum as a junior docent.
Each high school intern receives a $200 stipend for the two-week internship.
The internship application can be found on the museum's website: www.bidwellhousemuseum.org. Deadline for applications is April 30, and applicants will be invited for an interview.
Information: Barbara Palmer, executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 528-6888.