The Office of the City Historian routinely accepts college interns from both the undergraduate and graduate levels to assist with day-to-day tasks and special projects within the office. Internships are unpaid, although students may receive academic credit from their educational institutions. Interns will work under the direction of the City Historian, Deputy City Historian, and/or other professional staff. They will receive an orientation to the office and training on the skills necessary to complete the tasks to which they are assigned. After the orientation and training period, students will be expected to work relatively independently on their assigned tasks, with guidance provided by office staff as needed. Students will be expected to adhere to an assigned work schedule and maintain a consistent attendance record. Students’ respective colleges/departments may have additional requirements.
The office is currently seeking interns to work on the following projects:
Students with other interests are encourage to contact the City Historian to discuss them, as we often can tailor an experience to suit individual students’ needs and desires.
For more information, contact:
Christine L. Ridarsky, City Historian
115 South Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604-1896
Applications can me emailed or mailed and should include:
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