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2020 Castine Historical Society Public History Internship

Castine – For the seventh year, the Castine Historical Society is offering a graduate-level internship, this year with an emphasis on photograph preservation and digitization.  Students enrolled in a master’s degree or Ph.D. program in museum studies, history, public history, or archival studies, may apply.

The internship requires a commitment of  35 hours/week for eight weeks and comes with a $3000 stipend.

This educational opportunity is a tangible means for the Castine Historical Society to engage with the fields of public history and museum work. Students gain experience with professional staff in a local history setting learning new skills and sharing their expertise.

The primary project this year is digitizing and preserving the photograph collections housed in the Grindle House office and storage facility on School Street in Castine.  The annual program also involves the student in learning Castine area history and providing free walking tours along with local volunteer guides.

Applications are due by Tuesday, March 24, 2020. To view the full internship description and application instructions, visit or contact Paige Lilly via email at [email protected]

The Castine Historical Society serves as a window into Castine’s extraordinary past. The Society preserves local history and hosts permanent and seasonal exhibitions, lectures, town walking tours, house and garden tours and historic reenactments. The exhibits are closed for the season and will reopen June 8, 2020, and remain open through Indigenous People’s Day. The Grindle House offices are open year-round and researchers are welcome by appointment. To learn more about the Castine Historical Society, please call (207) 326-4118 or visit

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