Definition of Internship:
To establish uniformity in the use and
application of the term “internship,”
NACE recommends the following definition:
internship is a form of experiential
learning that integrates knowledge and
theory learned in the classroom with
practical application and skills development
in a professional setting. Internships give
students the opportunity to gain valuable
applied experience and make connections in
professional fields they are considering for
career paths; and give employers the
opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.
Historic Sotterley welcomes
and supports college students in their academic and
career goals. Sotterley has been fortunate to host
talented, focused, and hard-working students from
several local and out-of- state higher learning
Students can intern for
credit, usually 3 or 4 credit hours. It takes many
talents and abilities to maintain and keep a
non-profit museum open to the public year-round. The
future of our historic museums rests with the
students of today.
Sotterley supports internships
in several fields of study. If you don’t see your
particular interest, it just may not be listed here.
All internships will require a research component.
Some interns may be able to see their particular
projects and products put in use immediately, or
some student work may be used for developing future
museum programs and projects. Students will receive
recognition for contributions used. Interns will
come away with a better understanding of their field
while working closely with staff and volunteers in
the front-line of museum operations.
Exhibit Research, Development, and Design
Acting/Directing/Costume Design/ Writing
Internships for credit are a
cooperative effort between Historic Sotterley and
your college institution.
Local resources are listed below, but most colleges
have a similar system.
For St. Mary's College of
Sotterley has a working relationship with
St. Mary’s College of Maryland. You will need to
speak with your faculty academic advisor about how
an internship will fit into your overall academic
plan and goals.
You will need a faculty
advisor for the internship. It is not necessarily
your academic advisor.
You will need to work through
Career Center to fill out the required
paperwork. Your site sponsor at Sotterley will work
with you, your faculty advisor, and the career
center before, during, and after your internship.
For College of Southern
Volunteer and Service
Students can also
volunteer or work for their museum experience
when paid job positions
are available. Students can fulfill their
service learning hours at Sotterley, too.
For more information
concerning internships, contact
Jeanne Pirtle, Sotterley Education Director: