Kutsche Office of Local History

Holland Museum Oral History/Medal of Honor Internship

Internship dates: Winter 2012 or Spring 2013 (flexible)

If interested please email your resume and cover letter to kutsche@gvsu.edu


Description:The prospective intern will assist the Museum & Gallery Manager and the Curator of Archives and Research with the Medal of Honor interactive exhibition, set to open in the fall of 2013. Holland, Michigan has been the home for four Medal of Honor recipients, John Essebagger, Paul Lambers, Matt Urban, and Gordon Yntema. The Holland Museum is creating an interactive exhibition that will honor these four men and celebrate their lives before enlistment, and for two of them, life after war. This exhibition will feature archival images, personal letters and objects, and interviews with family, friends, and veterans. The intern will assist in transcribing audio interviews and will create a summary of each file. May also have other duties as assigned.

Candidates should be pursuing a degree in History, American Studies, Museum Studies, or a related field. They must be motivated, have good organizational skills, work well under self-direction, and have great attention to detail. Basis computer and research skills are essential. Experience working with oral histories or familiarity with interview-based research in the humanities, or experience with audio recording technology is a plus, but not required.


Minimum commitment of one-semester (or three months) with a weekly time commitment of 2-3 weekdays (average of 12-20 hours) is required. Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing how your background/coursework will contribute to the Museum and what you wish to gain from an internship to volunteer@hollandmuseum.org.


Please note that this is an unpaid position.



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