Historic Sotterley Plantation located in Southern Maryland about 60 miles south of Washington DC
 

The mission of Sotterley Plantation, a National Historic Landmark, is to preserve, research, & interpret Sotterley Plantation’s diverse cultures & environments, & to serve the world as an educational, cultural, & community resource. Historic Sotterley, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) public charity organization.

Internships at Historic Sotterley Plantation

Definition of Internship:
To establish uniformity in the use and application of the term “internship,” NACE recommends the following definition:

An 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 institutions.

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.

Museum Fields:

Archaeology
Collections
Curation
Docent
Education
       Programming/Planning/Execution/Training/Teaching
Event Management
Exhibit Research, Development, and Design
History
Marketing
Museum Studies
Research
Retail
Theatre/Living History
       Acting/Directing/Costume Design/ Writing

First Steps
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 Maryland
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 the 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 Maryland
Contact Career Services 

Volunteer and Service Learning
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:
phone: 301-373-2280
e-mail: education@sotterley.org

 

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VISIT SOTTERLEY
  Hours of Operation
Tickets and Admission
Directions
Tour Information
  •  Plantation House Guided Tours
  •  Self-Guided Tours
  •  Audio Tours
  •  General Visiting Information
Group/Specialty Tours
Colonial Revival Gardens
Land, Lives and Labor Exhibit
Things to Do
  •  Nature Trails
  •  Bird Watching
  •  Family Fun
  •  Exhibits
  •  Museum Shop
Visitor's Map of Sotterley
Photo Gallery
   
JOIN US
  Become a Member
Volunteer
Donate
The Sotterley Society
Ways to Give
CFC #13401
Sponsorship
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Job Opportunities
Internships
Visit St. Mary's
 
SITE RENTALS
  Wedding/Reception Venue
Corporate Events
Private Parties
Family Reunions
Retreat/Meetings
Policies/Contracts
Photo Gallery
Calendar of Site Availability
   
EDUCATION
  Field Trips
Field Trip Calendar
Book a Sotterley Field Trip
Day Care Outings
Homeschool Groups
Internships
Junior Docent Academy
Programs
Resources
Spring Break at Sotterley
Workshops
   
MISC
  About Sotterley Plantation
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Contact
Farmer's Market at Sotterley
Grounds Use Policies
Misc Sotterley Forms
Stay Connected
Site Map
Home
 
PRESERVATION
  Preservation Needs
Restoration
  •  Past and Future Efforts
  •  Adopt a Project
Conservation
  •  Building Maintenance
  •  Grounds Maintenance
  •  Adopt-A-Tree/Landscape Fund
Archaeology
Collections
  •  Conservation & Preservation
  •  Research
  •  Adopt a Collections Piece
Preserving Our Stories
  •  Research
  •  Oral History
  •  Video Library
  •  Middle Passage Project
  •  Genealogy
   
HISTORY
  1699 - 1775
1776 - 1822
1823 - 1909
1910 - 1961
Timeline
  •  Colonial Period
  •  Federal 
  •  19th Century - Part 1 
  •  19th Century - Part 2
  •  20th Century
Research
Sotterley Today
 
EVENTS
  Ticket Sales
Sponsorship
Advertising
Plan Your Event
Photo Gallery
   
SOTTERLEY EVENTS
  Barn Bash
Family Plantation Christmas
Farmer's Market
Gala in the Garden
Ghosts of Sotterley

Hands-On-History
Homeschool Days
Plant Sale & Free Plant Exchange
Riverside WineFest at Sotterley
Butterfly Fridays
Speaker Series
Spring Break at Sotterley

Sotterley Plantation is proud to be a Distinctive Destination of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

All National Trust members receive 10% off admission when visiting Sotterley Plantation.

Historic Sotterley Plantation    44300 Sotterley Lane (PO Box 67)    St. Mary’s County    Hollywood, Maryland 20636    officemanager@Sotterley.org    301-373-2280

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