The Concord Museum, in partnership with The Robbins House, invites applications to the Thomas Dugan Intern in Public History for the summer of 2024. The two-month internship will be administered by both the Concord Museum and The Robbins House and is designed for an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a career in museums, libraries, or public history.
The purpose of the internship is to advance institution-wide initiatives related to the upcoming 250th anniversary of the American Revolution, particularly the histories of Black and Indigenous communities in Concord during the eighteenth century. Throughout the summer, the intern will have the opportunity to gain wide experience in the day-to-day activities across curatorial and education departments and contribute to the Concord Museum and The Robbins House’s work.
The intern will have dedicated office space at the Concord Museum and mentors at both the Museum and The Robbins House.
The internship program seeks to provide mutually beneficial opportunities that will help nurture the next generation of museum and library professionals while assisting the current staff at the Concord Museum and The Robbins House in investigating little known stories from Concord’s past, particularly those around the early years of the Revolution. This unique partnership was formed to better advance diversity in the study of Concord’s history.
The internship program, which began in 2020, is designed to provide students of color with valuable experience in the museum and public history field to further advance diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in museums, their collections, and their exhibitions.
- Current enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student
- Strong interest in a career in the museum, library, or public history field
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work on-site at the Concord Museum and The Robbins House
- Identify as a person of color
We currently offer one two-month summer internship with a $6,000 stipend.
Applications are due March 1, 2024. Applicants must submit a cover letter describing their interest and past experiences; an academic transcript (official or unofficial); the names and contact information for three references; a resume.
Please submit application materials to [email protected].
About the Concord Museum
The Concord Museum is the one place where all of Concord’s remarkable past is brought to life through an inspiring collection of historical, literary, and decorative arts treasures. The Concord Museum educates visitors of all ages about the history of Concord and its continuing influence on American political, literary and cultural life. The Museum’s nationally significant collection serves as a catalyst for changing exhibitions, extended classroom learning, dynamic programs and publications relevant to an ever-changing world. Founded in 1886, the Museum is a center of cultural enjoyment for the region and a gateway to the town of Concord for visitors from around the world.
About The Robbins House
The Robbins House – an early 19th-century house that was inhabited by the first generation of descendants of formerly enslaved veteran of the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War Caesar Robbins, and by Jack Garrison who fled enslavement in New Jersey – is a Concord-based nonprofit organization focused on raising awareness of Concord’s African, African American, and antislavery history from the 17th through the 19th centuries. The Robbins House’s mission is to reveal the African American history of Concord and its regional and national importance in order to inspire conversation, expand understanding, and contribute to a better society.