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Ridgefield Historical Society Goldstone Family Internship Summer 2022

The Society is seeking an Organizational Intern to assist with a variety of projects and tasks related to the mission of the organization. 

The Ridgefield Historical Society is pleased to announce participation in the Goldstone Family Internship program for the Summer of 2022. The Goldstone Family program, which supports interns across a number of Ridgefield non-profit organizations, offers growth and learning opportunities for the intern, and a much appreciated ‘extra set of hands’ for the organization. A win-win and a gift for all involved.


As part of this program, the Ridgefield Historical Society (RHS) is seeking an Organizational Intern to assist with a variety of projects and tasks related to the mission of the organization. 

The internship will provide the selected candidate with a comprehensive overview of the Ridgefield Historical Society; insights into the operation of a small not-for-profit organization; and experience in a variety of disciplines and skills related to history, preservation, and community engagement including, but not limited to programming, education, marketing, archiving, public relations, social media, and event planning.    

Intended activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the research, development and defining of new RHS youth programs, i.e., Elementary School programming; American Heritage Merit Badge program for Scouts; Junior RHS Membership, Meet the Archive program, more. 
  • Contribute to the development, promotion, and hosting of Historical Society events. 
  • Contribute to the ongoing project of cataloging and identification of items in the substantial Ridgefield Historical Society Archives and Collections.
  • Assist with the promotion and dissemination of ongoing news and event information.
  • Other activities to align with interest and goals. 

The mission of the Ridgefield Historical Society is to preserve, interpret, and foster public knowledge of Ridgefield’s historical, cultural, and architectural heritage. The organization is currently celebrating its 20th Anniversary, and opportunities for growth abound. The RHS team is lean but energetic, highly motivated, hands-on, and intently curious.   

Internship Details

This internship is being supported by the generosity of the Goldstone Family Foundation. Priority will be given to adults returning to the workforce after an extended absence, as well as those pursuing a career change.  Interest in history, education, museum education, and communications is suggested.

Logistics

While the internship allows for timing and schedule flexibility, general expectations are a 10-week summer internship (June – August); 20 hours per week; $15 per hour.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and a paragraph describing your interest and circumstances to info@ridgefieldhistoricalsociety.org by Friday, May 13, 2022. Please include “Goldstone Family Internship” in the subject line of your email.

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