Potential Local Internships

Hudson Historical Society:

The Hudson Library & Historical Society identifies, preserves, and provides access to records that document the founding, history, and ongoing activities and functions of Hudson, Ohio, from its founding in 1799 to today. The Historical Society maintains the only comprehensive manuscript, genealogy, and artifact collection of Hudson and is dedicated to educating the community about the town’s rich history through outreach, research, and events. Collection highlights include one of the nation’s largest research collection on John Brown, abolitionist.

Website: https://www.hudsonmemory.org/

Contact: 330.653.6658 x1043, historical.society@hudson.lib.oh.us

James Garfield House:

Volunteers in Parks at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site enjoy a variety of experiences working both with the public and behind-the-scenes. Our VIP's provide interpretive tours of the Garfield Home, orient visitors in our Visitor Center/Bookstore, and help rangers at various special events occurring throughout the year. James A. Garfield NHS is currently seeking volunteers to provide historic house tours, orient visitors in the Visitor Center/bookstore, and assist staff at special events. Students in need of service hours or internships may work with the ranger staff to develop a unique learning opportunity to fit your school's requirements.

Website: https://www.nps.gov/jaga/getinvolved/volunteer.htm

Contact: Link on website, contact Ranger Mary; general phone (440) 255-8722

McKinley Museum:

The Stark County Historical Society is dedicated to collecting and preserving the significant materials and records related to the history of Stark County and the presidential history of William McKinley. Through the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, the Society serves as an educational center of history and science and offers interpretive exhibitions and educational programs for the local community and its expanding global audience.

Contact: Abi Paris, 330-455-7043, volunteer@mckinleymuseum.org

Museum of Ceramics:

The Museum of Ceramics is dedicated to the preservation of the rich pottery history of the East Liverpool area. During the late 19th century and early 20th century, the East Liverpool area produced over 50% of the nation's ceramic output. Over 200 pottery factories have operated in and around East Liverpool, starting in the 1840s, when the English potter James Bennett established the area's first commercial pottery. Lots of archival projects going on that need help! Only open for Summer and Fall internships.

Website: https://www.themuseumofceramics.com/

Contact: Susan Weaver, director – (330) 386-6001, sweaver@kent.edu

Summit County Historical Center:

Founded in 1924, the mission of Summit County Historical Society is to preserve and interpret the history of Summit County and Akron, and to educate regional communities about the people and events that have shaped our rich history.

Website: https://www.summithistory.org/

Contact: Kelly Ann Behrens, volunteer coordinator – (330) 535-1120, volunteer@summithistory.org

Spring Hill Historic Home:

Spring Hill is a privately-funded historic home located in Massillon, Ohio. Inhabited from the 1820s to the 1970s, the Rotch and Wales families were strong supporters of the abolitionist movement and even opened their home to runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad.

Website: http://springhillhistorichome.org/

Contact: send resume & cover letter to director@springhillhistorichome.org or call for info: (330) 833-6749

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens:

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is the former home of early industrialist and Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company co-founder, F.A. Seiberling, and his family. The 65 room Tudor Revival style mansion designed by Charles Schneider was built between 1912-1915 and today is surrounded by 70 acres of restored gardens originally created by noted landscape architect Warren Manning. After 40 years of occupancy, the Seiberling heirs helped create the non-profit foundation which has operated the museum since 1957. Stan Hywet is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is listed as a National Historic Landmark. Tours are offered daily from 10am-4:30pm April through December along with seasonal special events.

Website: https://www.stanhywet.org/careers

Contact: There is an application for college interns on website with additional information

Western Reserve Historical Society (including Hale Farms in Peninsula, OH):

Founded in May 1867, the Western Reserve Historical Society is Cleveland’s oldest existing cultural institution. While its original focus was on the history of “…Cleveland and the Western Reserve, and generally what relates to the history of Ohio and the Great West,” it now concentrates on the history of Northeast Ohio. Includes Hale Farm, which is closer to Kent. Summer internship program that runs from first Monday of June to August provides great experiences to learn about projects and listen in on different seminars. Also, internships may be available year-round, as well. There are several different branches/departments for interns. Please reach out to Mary Manning for more info!

Website: https://www.wrhs.org/

Contact: Mary Manning, (216) 721-5722 x 1503, mmanning@wrhs.org

Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor:

Rich in resources, Ohio has long been a center of manufacturing in the United States. Learn about the steel industry that dominated Youngstown in the 20th century and check out the “last heats,” the final batches of steel produced at each of the mills before they closed. The museum features hundreds of photographs representing labor, immigration and urban history. Also, can intern with McKinley Memorial and Kinsman House.

Website: https://www.youngstownohiosteelmuseum.org/

Contact: Dr. Marcelle Wilson, (330) 941-1314, mrwilson@ysu.edu

Zoar Village:

A one-of-a-kind village and National Historic Landmark, settled in 1817 and home from 1819 to 1898 of a communal society of German religious dissenters. Visit restored Zoarite buildings and businesses and enjoy a walk in Zoar’s big public garden, preserved and maintained as it was in the 1800s. Stop by the Zoar Store, built in 1833—the commercial center of the 19th-century community.

Website: https://historiczoarvillage.com/

Contact: Tammy Shrum, (330) 874-3011, tshrum@zca.org