Institutions where the Starr Center has placed student interns in the past include
the National Portrait Gallery, the National Constitution Center, the Maryland Historical
Society, the National Park Service, the Virginia Historical Society, Mount Vernon
Estate & Gardens, American Heritage Publishing, the Maryland State Archives, the American
Revolution Center, and the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University. Students’
work has included helping to script a film on African Americans in 18th-century Virginia;
cataloguing early maps and travel accounts of Brazil and Peru; leading tours as a
National Park Service ranger at Harpers Ferry; and delving into original manuscripts
to document black Marylanders’ participation in the War of 1812.
Administered by the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, the
program recognizes students’ “intellect, curiosity, and resourcefulness,” and serves
as a bridge between Washington College and the world beyond. Fellows are provided
unique opportunities to integrate their academic work with real-world practice, resulting
in experiences that have, in some cases, changed the course of their intellectual
and professional lives. Past fellows have gone on to study at major graduate schools,
and to careers in museums, journalism, book publishing, and teaching.
Stipends for selected Fellows will be dependent upon the length of the internship,
but will average $10/hour, to a maximum of $4,000 (ten 40-hour work weeks).
These funds may be used to cover living expenses during the internship period, or
spent/saved at the recipient’s discretion.
For a list of opportunities available in 2013, click here.
We suggest that prospective applicants contact the Starr Center before applying to
discuss specific positions for which they might qualify. For a list of opportunities available in 2013 – including positions at the Smithsonian
Institution, the National Archives, the Library of Congress, the National Park Service,
and many others – click here.
Last modified on Feb. 27th, 2013 at 2:52pm by Michael Buckley.