Fort Hunt Historic Content Internship

Expected Dates
March 10, 2019 to May 31, 2019
Site
Friends of Fort Hunt Park, Inc.
Position ID
PO-00727545
The incumbent will work within the museum program of the George Washington Memorial Parkway’s Resource Management Division and assist with cataloging historic objects, documents, images and records related to Fort Hunt Park’s role in World War II as a top-secret interrogation center for high value prisoners of war – often referred to by its war-time address: P.O. Box 1142.  Most of the items were collected by the National Park Service during an ambitious program to conduct oral interviews with about 70 veterans who served at Fort Hunt during the war.  Activities may include:  entering artifacts, documents, and photos into accepted Park Service databases; updating on-line historic content; assisting with basic archival maintenance; and digitizing Fort Hunt Park Museum Collections with the goal of the content being made available to the public online. When the P.O. Box 1142 project is completed and if there is time remaining in the internship, the incumbent may also help with other special projects, including the re-housing of select artifacts from the park’s museum collection and general collection photography, completing basic surveys of archival collections, and assisting with the digitizing of other photographs and slides.

Benefits:
  • Travel Allowance: $650 once
  • Living Allowance: $160 / week
  • Housing Allowance: $1,000 / month
    Main Area of Focus
    Cultural/Historical Resource Mgmt
    Education, Training & Skills Expected
    History
    degree major or professional experience
    Data Entry
    competent without supervision
    Community Engagement
    competent without supervision
    Photography
    competent without supervision
    Writing/Publishing
    competent without supervision