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:
Congratulations to Dr. Jose R. Torre on winning the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching!
History major Michael Zagari has been accepted into the Duquesne University School of Law this coming fall on a full academic scholarship! During his time at Brockport, Mike has played on the NCAA men’s ice hockey team and has won the Jack Crandall and Robert Griswold History Department Awards.
History major Gabrielle Brannigan received a scholarship to enter the MA program in Social Studies and Special Education at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education.
History professor Jose R. Torre to direct NEH Landmarks Workshop for K-12 teachers. The Rochester Reform Trail explores Rochester’s nationally important antebellum reform history. This July, 72 K-12 teachers from as far away as California, Florida and Oregon will visit Rochester and learn why national figures like Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony chose to live and work for social justice in Rochester, New York.
Sig and Nadine Synnestvedt Memorial Lecture, Thursday, 10/08/15, 7:30 pm, McCue Auditorium (LibArt 104 A/B), Dr. Leigh Anne Francis (The College of New Jersey), Title: "’Bad Little Black Girls’: African American Women, Mass Incarceration, and the Remaking of White Supremacy.”
Maynooth Lecture, Wednesday, 10/28/2015, 7:30 pm, McCue Auditorium (LibArt 104 A/B), Dr. Filipe Ribeiro-deMeneses (University of Maynooth-IRELAND), Title: 'Making sense of the Hitler's New Order: European neutrals, 1940-1944'
Robert Marcus Memorial Lecture, Thursday, 4/14/16, 7:30 pm, McCue Auditorium (LibArt 104 A/B), Dr. Raymond Craib (Cornell University), Title: "The Cry of the Renegade: The politics and poetry of subversion in Santiago, Chile"