The Corwin House, also called the Witch House, was the 17th century home of merchant and witchcraft trial judge Jonathan Corwin. Built prior to 1675, it is the only surviving structure in Salem with direct ties to the 1692 witchcraft trials. Today, it is owned by the city of Salem and offers tours that blend information about 17th century lifestyle, furniture and architecture, as well as history of the Salem Witch Trials.
Interns work in several of the departments that run the house museum, including education, publicity and marketing, collections management, facilities management and gift shop management. They also assist visitors and are involved in sales. During the busy season from May to early November, interns give two- to three-hour tours in the house’s six period rooms.
Must be enrolled in bachelor’s degree-granting program or already hold a BA. Applicants with an interest in American history and literature, theater, art or architectural history are encouraged to apply, but students in all majors are welcome.
Witch House (The Corwin House)
The Witch House
P.O. Box 465
Salem, MA 1970
Phone: (978) 744-8815
Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Stipend, Unpaid
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students