Comegys Bight Summer Fellowship Program
The Comegys Bight Fellowship program matches outstanding Washington College students with summer internships at some of the nation’s leading historical and cultural institutions – and pays those students a stipend for their work. The program, offered through the Starr Center, annually provides up to ten students with high-level work and research experience on topics related to American history and culture.
The program recognizes students’ “intellect, curiosity, and resourcefulness.”
Comegys Bight fellowships serve as a bridge between Washington College and the world beyond. Interns are provided unique opportunities to integrate their academic work with real-world practice, resulting in experiences that often change the course of their lives. Past interns have gone on to study at major graduate schools, and to careers in museums, journalism, book publishing, and teaching.
Student interns have helped to script a film on African Americans in 18th-century Virginia; cataloged early maps and travel accounts of Brazil and Peru; led tours at Harpers Ferry; and delved into original manuscripts to document Marylanders’ participation in the Revolutionary War.
For information on how to apply for a Comegys Bight Fellowship, click here.
Download papers by previous Comegys Bight Fellows.
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Jimmy Bigwood — National Portrait Gallery
Chris Brown — Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Mike Kuethe — Maryland Historical Society
Megan McCurdy — National Constitution Center
Daniel Primani — Virginia Historical Society
Kathy Thornton — Maryland State Archives