At Historic Huguenot Street, we promote the highest level of scholarship

 
 
 

Through a variety of initiatives, Historic Huguenot Street promotes outstanding research and scholarship among college and graduate-level students in such topical areas as decorative arts, the African American experience in the Hudson Valley, and Huguenot history and culture.

 
 
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Internship Opportunities

Historic Huguenot Street is pleased to offer a number of internship opportunities every fall, spring, and summer semester, to all students beyond their freshman year of college. Internships are part-time, with the opportunity for college credits.

We are currently accepting applications for the spring 2019 semester.

How to apply

Please contact the Career Resource Center at your college regarding any interest in internship opportunities. Send your resume, a letter of interest, and completed application to Kara Augustine, Director of Public Programming, at kara@huguenotstreet.org. Interviews to follow.

 
 
 

Departments

 

Archives

Interns will report to and work with the Archivist/Librarian performing a variety of collections maintenance jobs. Responsibilities and projects may include cataloguing, inventorying, organizing, and maintaining archives, and entering data into the collections database. All interns will receive training in handling archives. Interns are, additionally, responsible for the completion of their own project(s) by the end of the internship period. 

Some computer and camera knowledge is preferred, but not required.

 
 

 
 

Curatorial & Collections

Interns will assist with the cataloguing, display, and research of the HHS Permanent Collection that includes a variety of antique furniture, textiles, household items, photographs, archival materials, and fine and decorative art.  Responsibilities include proper handling and care of museum objects; photography and scanning; research, writing, and interpretation; creating content for the Object of the Week blog; as well as planning exhibits and installing artifacts and archival materials. Interns are, additionally, responsible for the completion and presentation of their own individual project(s) by the end of the internship period. 

Candidates should have an interest in historic archives and collections. Prior knowledge and/or experience in cataloguing and handling historic objects is preferred. Basic computer skills are required.

 
 

 
 

Communications & Marketing

Interns will assist the Communications & Marketing Coordinator with a variety of tasks that include but are not limited to advertising, marketing, public relations, graphic design, and social media. Interns are, additionally, responsible for the completion and presentation of their own project(s) by the end of the internship period.

Candidates should be pursuing a degree in a related field; marketing, communications, digital media, etc. Communication and computer skills required. Graphic design skills, an interest in history, and/or experience working for a non-profit organization preferred. 

 
 

 
 

Interns will use their innovation and communication skills to assist Historic Huguenot Street’s Grant Writer in building opportunities for donors and grantmakers, as well as in designing creative fundraising projects to support the ongoing programs of the museum. The position will provide hands-on experience in nonprofit development and practical experience in museum management. Interns are, additionally, responsible for the completion and presentation of their own individual project(s) by the end of the internship period.

Candidates should be Junior/Senior level business students with strong verbal and written communication skills. Good organizational, interpersonal, and planning skills are required, in addition to ability to work on tight deadlines. Prior nonprofit experience is desired or a background in marketing, sales, public relations, and customer service. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential. Confidentiality of sensitive materials is expected. An average GPA of 3.7 or above is required. Communication and computer skills required. An interest in history and/or experience working for a non-profit organization preferred.

Grant Research

 
 

 
 

Programming & Education

Interns will assist the Director of Public Programming and School Programming Coordinator with special events and other public programs, such as school groups, lecture events, tours, and more. Interns will also take part in the development and implementation of new programs for various audiences. Interns are, additionally, responsible for the completion and presentation of their own project(s) by the end of the internship period. 

Candidates should have an interest in history and education, and enjoy working with the public. Communication, computer skills, and creativity required. 

 
 

 
 

Interested in volunteering in these departments without receiving college credit? Click below.

 
 

The museum awards college-level scholarships annually to help students delve deeper into the past.

 
 
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Scholarship Funds

Some awards are offered in collaboration with the Hasbrouck Family Association.

The Charles J. Hasbrouck Memorial Scholarship, administered jointly with the Hasbrouck Family Association, is a $1,000 award that may be divided if necessary. Applicants must be studying historic preservation, architecture, the conservation of artifacts and manuscripts, and/or the education of the public about local history in accordance with HHS’ mission.

Kenneth E. Hasbrouck, Sr. History Scholarship, awarded every other year beginning in 2001, awards one $1,000 scholarship to a college student (undergraduate or graduate). The applicant must be studying 1) the impact of Huguenot immigrants or their descendants on American culture and/or language, or on the history of Ulster County, New York, during the period 1600 to 1800, 2) the conservation of artifacts and manuscripts, or 3) the education of the public about local history in accordance with HHS’ mission. If the recipient produces a report or dissertation growing out of his or her study, a copy shall be furnished to Historic Huguenot Street. This scholarship is available for award in 2019, and applicants are encouraged to apply this year (the scholarship will be eligible for award again in 2021).

The Lucille Stoeppler Baker Scholarship is one award of $1,500, awarded each annual award cycle. Applicants must be majoring in historical anthropology and have have an academic average above 3.5 for at least two years.  Dr. Baker, who provided the bequest for this scholarship fund, was a longtime professor at Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, New York. 

The Gertrude E. Hasbrouck Memorial Scholarships are two annual awards of $2,000 each, awarded independently by the Hasbrouck Family Association. Additional scholarships may be awarded by the Hasbrouck Family Association under appropriate circumstances (the Hasbrouck Family Association will be awarding a total of four scholarship awards in 2019). Applicants must be of documented New Paltz Huguenot descent. 


How to Apply

In order to be considered for a scholarship for the coming academic year, completed application packets must be received by August 31.  All applicants must submit a completed application form, two letters of recommendation, a statement of the applicant's goals, and an official transcript. Applicants for the Gertrude E. Hasbrouck Memorial Scholarships are also required to submit an ancestry form. Transcripts must be official copies and must either be mailed directly to Historic Huguenot Street or be sent in a unopened, sealed, and marked envelope from the registrar.

Students enrolling as undergraduate freshmen are not eligible for the aforementioned scholarships. 

We strongly encourage submission via email to caitlin@huguenotstreet.org. Please include the words "Scholarship Application" in the subject line.

Applications may also be mailed to:

Historic Huguenot Street
ATTN: Caitlin Cummings, Business Manager
88 Huguenot Street
New Paltz, NY 12561


Decisions

Decisions regarding awards are made by early December.  Awardees are informed in mid-December.  Awards are mailed directly to the bursar at the awardee's college or university in January, at the latest.

Additional Questions

If you have any questions regarding scholarships offered by Historic Huguenot Street, please contact Caitlin Cummings, Business Manager, at caitlin@huguenotstreet.org.