♦ Internships for High School Students ♦

The Bidwell House Museum offers high school students with an interest in history, particularly local Berkshire colonial history, the opportunity to become a Young History Scholar Intern during the summer.

High school interns spend two weeks at the museum: in week one the intern learns about colonial Berkshire history, the Bidwell family, the house, the property and the collection, and how docents give tours; in week two each intern chooses a research topic and begins to give tours of the museum as a junior docent. Junior docents are visitors’ favorites!

Recent summer interns have come from the following towns and school districts: Albany Academy, Convent of the Sacred Heart, NY, Dana Hall School,  Waldorf High School, Houghton Academy, Lenox Memorial Middle and High School, Monterey, Monument Mountain High School, Mt. Everett Regional High School, New Marlborough,  Sandisfield, South Lee, Tyringham and Fort Mill, SC.

Thanks in part to grants in recent years from the Great Barrington, Monterey, Tyringham and Lenox Cultural Councils as well as private sponsors and friends of the museum, each high school intern receives a $500 stipend for the two-week internship.

Applications for the summer 2018 season will be accepted until all positions are filled.  Please call or email Heather Kowalski, Executive Director of the museum, with any questions about this program: bidwellhouse@gmail.com, 413-528-6888.

For new interns, please click Intern-Application 2018 to apply

For returning interns, please click Returning Intern Application 2018 to apply