Historic Deerfield is a preserved colonial-era village in rural Massachusetts. On the grounds are 14 historic buildings dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as the Flynt Center of Early New England Life. The center houses thousands of artifacts dating back as far as 1650.
Deerfield fellows study early New England history and culture through a series of seminars and tours led by the Deerfield staff and lecturers from nearby colleges. Fellows then have the opportunity to put their knowledge to work by leading village tours for visitors. Each student also completes a research paper over the course of the internship that analyzes an aspect of the region’s history and material culture. Interns visit other museums in New England, the mid-Atlantic and Virginia.
Applicants must have completed at least two years of studies, but still have undergraduate status as of January 1st of the year they wish to apply. Recent college graduates may also apply.
Office of Academic Progs., Historic Deerfield
Historic Deerfield, Inc.
P.O. Box 321
Deerfield, MA 1342
Phone: (413) 775-7209
Number of Interns: Less than 10
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates