Call for applicants: 2023 Pinkard-Bolton Internship at Homewood Museum

The Nan Pinkard-Aurelia Bolton Internship was established in honor of Anne Merrick Pinkard by lead gifts from Aurelia Garland Bolton and Hershel L. Seder, and support from the France-Merrick Foundation. This internship celebrates the lifelong friendship of these two women, and their shared devotion to Homewood Museum.

The Program
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, a former summer home for members of the prominent Carroll family that was maintained by at least 25 enslaved individuals, including members of the Castle, Conner, and Ross families. One intern is selected annually to receive a stipend of $1,500 (100 hours/8 weeks). The internship time frame is generally from late June through early August. Exact dates and schedule will be determined by the museum staff and the intern.

Summer 2023 Project
The Pinkard-Bolton intern will research and support the execution of a new self-guided tour of the grounds surrounding Homewood Museum. The completed project will be a printed document that guests will receive upon arrival to the museum and may include text, photographs, and links to digital materials intended to enhance the museum tour. Content will focus on the enslaved families at Homewood, the Carroll family, other individuals relevant to the Homewood story, the neighborhoods currently surrounding the JHU campus, and the built environment of the museum. The selected intern should expect to complete original research that includes the examination of city maps, historical campus photographs, and existing scholarship.

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 on the Johns Hopkins University Museums website.

To Apply
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 Lori Finkelstein, director of the Johns Hopkins University Museums, at no later than 5 p.m., March 31.

Interested Johns Hopkins undergraduate students are welcome to contact Lori Finkelstein at