Concord Museum

53 Cambridge Turnpike
Concord, MA 01742

Date Posted:
January 06, 2022

Eastern Massachusetts



Thomas Dugan Internship in Public History


The Concord Museum, in partnership with the Robbins House, is pleased to open applications to a summer internship for undergraduate and graduate students.

The Robbins House – an early 19th-century house that was inhabited by the first generation of descendants of formerly enslaved veteran of the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War Caesar Robbins, and by Jack Garrison who fled enslavement in New Jersey –is a Concord-based nonprofit organization focused on raising awareness of Concord’s African, African American, and antislavery history from the 17th through the 19th centuries. The Robbins House’s mission is to reveal the African American history of Concord and its regional and national importance in order to inspire conversation, expand understanding, and contribute to a better society.

The two-month public history internship will be supported by both the Concord Museum and The Robbins House and administered by the Museum. The internship is designed for a rising junior or senior undergraduate or aspiring graduate student interested in pursuing a career in American history.

The intern will have dedicated office space at the Concord Museum and mentors at both the Museum and the Robbins House. At the time of hire, a project will be defined that fits the needs of the Museum and the Robbins House as well as the future professional interests of the intern.

The internship program seeks to provide mutually beneficial opportunities that will help nurture the next generation of museum professionals while assisting the current staff at the Concord Museum and Robbins House in investigating little known stories from Concord’s past. This unique partnership was formed to better advance diversity in the study of Concord’s history.

The internship will be awarded to a qualified student with a preference for students from a community historically underrepresented in museum and curatorial fields and with a demonstrated interest in promoting diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in museums, their collections, and their exhibitions.
How To Apply:

We currently offer one two-month summer internship with a $5,000 stipend. If housing is needed, we are committed to working with the intern to locating an affordable option in the Concord area.

Applicants should apply by March 15, 2022. Applicants must submit a cover letter describing their interest and any past experiences working in the field of public history; an academic transcript or a list of courses taken that demonstrate their interest in history, material culture, and cross-cultural studies; the names and contact information for three references; a resume.

To learn more about the Concord Museum and The Robbins House, visit and Please submit application materials to

Apply by:
March 03, 2022
About this Organization:
Founded in 1886, the Concord Museum has a nationally significant collection of over 35,000 objects, widely emulated education programs, and an active changing exhibition program. The Museum educates visitors of all ages about the history of Concord and its continuing influence on American political, literary, and cultural life. Renowned as the site of one of the first battles of the American Revolution and the home of great American writers and thinkers, including Emerson and Thoreau, Concord has long been a popular destination. The Museum is a center for cultural enjoyment for the region and a gateway to the town of Concord for visitors from around the world. The collection includes American icons such as Paul Revere's lantern; the contents of Henry David Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond; major Revolutionary War holdings; and exceptionally well-documented furniture, clocks, silver, ceramics, textiles and other artifacts. Accredited by AAM since 1973, the Museum is open 362 days a year and is located 20 miles from Boston.