Education Intern: Digital Textbook Project

LocationThe John Brown House Museum
Job TypePart-Time

The Rhode Island Historical Society is looking for graduate and undergraduate student interns to work with its Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs during the spring and summer of 2020.  The intern will work under the direction of Education Center staff on a digital textbook, EnCompass, a resource for K-12 students and teachers for Rhode Island history.  It features primary and secondary resources and associated classroom activities.  The intern will work with Education Center staff to research resources available in our collections and in collections of institutional partners throughout the state, research a topic or topics and write topical essays for publication.


Hours can be arranged but will mainly fall during the regular work week with some opportunities for work from home or on the weekends as permitted.  The intern must be able to travel to RIHS’ offices and library in Providence.  There may be opportunities to travel to partner sites. Thanks to a generous grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, we are able to offer interns $100 for each completed essay (requirements will be discussed before internship start date). Internship credit or course credit can be also arranged with your university department.


Candidates must have strong research and writing skills and be able to write scholarly content for a general audience.  Consideration will be given to graduate students in public history, public humanities, museum education, museum studies, education, or a related field.  Undergraduate students may be considered upon high recommendation from a professor familiar with your research and writing skills.

To apply, please send a cover letter, writing sample, and resume to Kelvis Hernandez at  In the subject line, please include “RIHS Internship: EnCompass Summer 2019”

To ApplySend your resume and cover letter to Kelvis Hernandez at
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.