A paid position is available for one or more students to conduct research and begin to plan public programs as part of a partnership between Williams College and the Hoosic River Revival.  The HRR is a community-based, nonprofit organization with a mission to reconnect the North Adams community to a clean, beautiful, and safe Hoosic River and to enhance the river’s recreational, cultural and economic vitality.

The intern(s) will conduct research to support the HRR’s community outreach efforts, including locating visual images, reading historical documents, conducting interviews, and drafting text.  Through their research, the intern(s) will help create interpretive materials and multimedia presentations (e.g., onsite signs, print materials, and a documentary film) that tells the history of the Hoosic River and surrounding area and helps build knowledge or and public engagement with the river and the HRR.

The intern(s) will be expected to complete 8 weeks of full-time research in Williamstown and North Adams between June 15-August 15, 2015.  The project is co-sponsored by the Center for Environmental Studies, the Center for Learning in Action, and the HRR.  The intern may qualify for funding (through the CES or CLiA), including on-campus housing.

Qualifications: The intern should be interested in public history, environmental studies, and/or local history. Experience with archival research is preferred.  Ability to both work independently and collaboratively is expected.  Must have good writing, listening, and communication skills.  Access to a car or bike is desirable but not required.

Applications: To apply for the community engagement internship position, by March 6, 2015 submit a resume and cover letter that explains your interest and describes relevant experience to Anne Valk via [email protected].

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To learn more, contact Anne Valk, Center for Learning in Action, [email protected] or 597-2258