Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle Taking Applications for Summer Internships

Professional Opportunities

The Summer Internship Program at the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle, or Experiential Learning Academy sponsored by BLBB Charitable, allows a dynamic group of students with varied interests, strengths, and goals to immerse themselves in an outstanding educational and professional environment. Interns learn and work directly with museum professionals in a team-based, collaborative environment that offers experiential learning, mentoring benefits, and leadership building skills.

Internship Timeline:

The internship takes place from Monday, June 7, 2021 until Friday, August 13, 2021, and is a full-time position at 40 hours per week. The Bucks County Historical Society follows all state and local safety guidelines for COVID-19, and recognizes that the overall situation remains fluid and is subject to change. The preference is to host the 2021 summer interns in person at our locations for the duration of the internship. The Internship Program will monitor local conditions closely and relay any changes to in-person internships as the summer season draws nearer and should there be a need to move to a virtual internship experience. 

Intern Compensation:

$3,000, disbursed in three installments throughout the summer.

Application Requirements:

Please select your internship area of interest, in order of preference, and list your preference order in your email and cover letter:

  • Education & Community Services
  • Archives
  • Exhibit Research

All applications must be saved and sent as a single PDF and should contain the following:

  • A letter of interest / cover letter
  • A résumé
  • A list of 2-3 professional references

Please email the above application requirements to [email protected], with the subject line “2021 Summer Internship + [Your Last Name].”

For more information and further application instructions, see

The application deadline is Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5pm.

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