William Randolph Hearst Fellowships -Historic House Intern

$2,750 for nine weeks for undergraduate and graduate students conducting an independent research project at the Abigail Adams Smith Museum on a topic of U.S. History, museum studies, museum education, material culture, or historic preservation.

The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden offers two summer fellowships for undergraduate or graduate students interested in American Studies, U.S. History, Museum Studies, Education, or Historic Preservation. Students participate in the daily work of a historic site, assisting the Museum’s Education and Curatorial staff with public programs and interpretation. Fellows complete an original research project related to the Museum’s interpretation of New York life (1826-1833.) The fellowship program, now in its thirty-fifth year, is funded by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Fellows work full-time for nine weeks in June and July and receive a $2,750 stipend. Hours are 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, with occasional evenings for special events. Throughout the summer, Hearst Fellows:

  • Conduct original historical research related to collection objects, historic themes, or NYC history. Fellows present their research at the Fellows’ Symposium at summer’s end.
  • Participate in all aspects of the Museum’s two-week summer history camp program.
  • Conduct tours of the Museum’s period rooms and garden.
  • Assist with the Museum’s summer public programs.
  • Contribute to Museum operations.
  • Mentor the Museum’s summer high school interns

Deadline Information

Deadline: Monday, March 11, 2019

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students.

Application Process

Fellowship applications may be downloaded as a word document here or obtained via e-mail from education@mvhm.org

To apply, students must submit the completed application form, a short essay explaining their interest in the fellowship, resume, and two letters of recommendation e-mailed directly from the individuals writing the recommendations.