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2018 Buchanan Burnham Summer Scholars in Public History, Newport Historical Society, Newport, RI

Lead public tours; assist with programs, exhibits and ongoing initiatives; attend training sessions and workshops; and participate in the daily operations of the Newport Historical Society.

A significant portion of the fellowship also involves a public history project that supports NHS initiatives. The fellowship lasts 11wks, 5/29/18 - 8/10/18 (negotiable). Fellows receive a stipend totaling $5000, paid in equal installments every other week.

Three positions available. Ideal candidates should have public history experience and familiarity with the early history and material culture of New England.

Current graduate students with a background in museum collections, archives, or American History; and students preparing to apply to a graduate program may apply. Applications due 3/1/18.

Send a resume, copies of transcript(s), two letters of recommendation, and a letter stating your reasons for applying, your career goals, your area of interest or a proposed topic for an individual project to:

Buchanan Burnham Fellowship

Newport Historical Society

82 Touro Street Newport, RI 02840;

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