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Elwood House offering summer internships

The Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St. in DeKalb, is offering three paid internships this summer.
The Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St. in DeKalb, is offering three paid internships this summer.

DeKALB – Three paid internships at the Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St., are available this summer in the areas of education, museum operations and gardening.

College undergraduate or graduate students with an interest in museums, preservation and historical research are encouraged to apply for the Selenia Rolfe Towle Teague Education Internship. The intern will be responsible for creating and executing the museum’s education programming, including guided tours of the museum, youth programs and the Local Lore adult lecture series.

High school or college students are welcome to apply for the Tour Guide/Museum Operations internship. The selected candidate will be trained alongside volunteers to provide effective one-hour tours of the Ellwood Mansion and will support museum operations in the visitor center.

Both internships will be roughly 10 hours a week lasting from May through August and will include a $500 stipend. The application deadline for these opportunities is April 15.

Applications also are being accepted for the William C. Lundberg Berg Garden Internship. College students enrolled in horticulture or a related program are encouraged to apply and would have the opportunity to care for the Berg Garden, which was originally planted in 1903. This internship will also run from May through August and carry a $500 stipend. The deadline to apply is April 30.

Full internship descriptions are available at www.ellwoodhouse.org/getinvolved.

For information, email Audrey Hale, Ellwood House Museum curator of education and interpretation, at hale@ellwoodhouse.org or call 815-756-4609.

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