The Pinkard-Bolton Internship Program provides Johns Hopkins undergraduate students with the opportunity to gain significant understanding of the museum profession through work at Homewood Museum, the 1801 residence of Charles and Harriet Carroll and several enslaved families and individuals. One intern is selected annually to receive a stipend of $1,500 (100 hours/8 weeks). Exact dates and schedule will be determined by the museum staff and the intern. Internship timeframe is generally from late June through early August.
The Pinkard-Bolton intern will conduct primary and secondary source research on the enslaved and freed individuals who lived at Homewood and surrounding estates in the early 19th century. The completed research will serve as a foundation for a fall 2023 exhibition at Homewood that will use GIS mapping to explore the network of estates that existed in Baltimore in the early 19th century, as well as a basis for planning the museum's fall 2022 architectural symposium. The selected intern should expect to complete original research that includes the examination of census records, archival newspapers, maps, and existing scholarship for the purpose of data collection. Some data aggregation also may be incorporated into this internship through either a written report or a brief presentation.
All candidates must be enrolled as undergraduate students at the Johns Hopkins University and must have some relevant coursework in at least one of the following: American art, American architecture, American history, anthropology, material culture, education, or the Museums & Society Program. Graduating seniors are not eligible the summer after their senior year. This internship is not eligible for academic credit. Information on Homewood Museum may be found the JHU Museums website.
Selection is competitive. Applicants should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, a letter of application describing interests and relevant experience, and a letter of recommendation from a professor or mentor. All materials must be emailed to Michelle Fitzgerald, curator of Collections, at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 p.m., March 25. Johns Hopkins undergraduate students with questions are welcome to contact Michelle Fitzgerald at email@example.com.