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Historical Society Summer Internships 2023

This summer, the Ridgefield Historical Society offers two paid internships, through the support of the Goldstone Family Foundation and the Kasuli Family.

The Ridgefield Historical Society is offering two paid summer internships to assist with a variety of projects and tasks related to the mission of the organization. The internships are made possible through the generosity of the Goldstone Family Foundation and the Kasuli Family.

The Kasuli Internship honors the memory of the late Georgianne Kasuli, a long-time member of
the Board of the Ridgefield Historical Society. The Goldstone Family Internship is part of a program which supports the hiring of interns across a number of Ridgefield non-profit organizations. Both
internships provide growth and learning opportunities for the intern, and a much appreciated
‘extra set of hands’ for the organization.

The internships will provide the selected candidates 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 collections, programming, education, marketing,
archiving, public relations, social media, and event planning.    

Intended activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the research and development 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
    Ridgefield Historical Society’s Collections, including the recording and transcribing oral
    history interviews.
  • 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 Historical Society team is lean but energetic, highly motivated, hands-on, and intently curious, and opportunities for growth
abound.


Internship Details

The internships are being supported by the generosity of the Goldstone Family Foundation and
the Kasuli Family.  The Kasuli Internship is intended for a student with a demonstrated interest in history. The Goldstone Family Foundation Internship is part of the Goldstone Family Foundation internship program developed to support Ridgefield not-for-profits with additional manpower and energy. 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.

To Apply
Please submit your resume, with three references, and a paragraph describing your interest and
circumstances to [email protected] by Sunday April 30, 2023. Please include
“Internship” in the subject line of your email.

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