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Internship Program

We are proud to work with University interns to further the mission of the museum while providing hands-on training to the next generation of museum professionals.  Many of our internships are arranged through the University of Illinois and offer course credit.  Typically, our internships follow the academic calendar and run each fall and spring semester.  Descriptions of available opportunities are listed below.  Please email volunteer@champaigncountyhistory.org for more information on the program.

Museum Docent/Exhibits Internship

This internship offers the student an opportunity to learn about Public History at the Champaign County History Museum (CCHM) through two objectives.  The first objective is to act as a museum docent during open hours at the museum.  The second objective is to develop a digital exhibit on the CCHM’s Omeka digital exhibits page based upon an existing exhibit currently on display at the museum.  The intern is also expected to attend the CCCM’s monthly Exhibits Committee meetings and participate in the discussion.  All objectives will be completed in collaboration with the Museum Manager and Board of Trustees members as needed. Download Full Details

Museum Docent/Audio Transcription Internship

This internship offers the student an opportunity to learn about museum work at the Champaign County History Museum (CCHM) through two main objectives.  The first objective is to act as a museum docent during open hours at the museum.  The second objective is to transcribe audio interviews from the museum’s oral history collection.  The intern is also expected to attend the CCCM’s monthly Education Committee meetings and participate in the discussion.  All objectives will be completed in collaboration with the Museum Manager and Board of Trustees members as needed. Download Full Details

 

Artifact Processing Internship 

This internship offers the student an opportunity to learn about museum work at the Champaign County History Museum (CCHM) through two main objectives.  The main objective of this internship is to handle, process, and catalog artifacts in the museum’s collection.  The second objective will be to write an article for the CCHM’s newsletter “History Matters” about the processing work.  The intern is also expected to attend the CCCM’s monthly Collection Committee meetings and participate in the discussion.  All objectives will be completed in collaboration with the Museum Manager and Board of Trustees members as needed. Download Full Details

  

Museum Docent/Letter Transcription Internship

This internship offers the student an opportunity to learn about museum work at the Champaign County History Museum (CCHM) through two main objectives.  The first objective is to act as a museum docent during open hours at the museum.  The second objective is to organize and transcribe handwritten letters from the museum’s archives collection.  The intern is also expected to attend the CCCM’s monthly Education Committee meetings and participate in the discussion.  All objectives will be completed in collaboration with the Museum Manager and Board of Trustees members as needed. Download Full Details

 

Museum Docent/General Public History Internship

This internship offers the student an opportunity to learn about museum work at the Champaign County History Museum (CCHM) through two main objectives.  The first objective is to act as a museum docent during open hours at the museum.  The second objective is to do assorted tasks as assigned such as cataloging, transcription, indexing, or artifact processing projects as assigned by the site supervisor.  The intern is also expected to attend the CCCM’s monthly Education Committee meetings and participate in the discussion.  All objectives will be completed in collaboration with the Museum Manager and Board of Trustees members as needed. Download Full Details