Interns are a vital part of the operational success of the cultural resources program at the Morristown NHP. Much of the steady, focused work, which is the hallmark of curatorial and archival careers, is best accomplished by interns who are less susceptible to multiple pressures within a workplace. More importantly, interns are specifically tasked with the important goal of broadening their exposure and delving into a segment of the field of cultural resource preservation and care.

Through a mutually beneficial arrangement, the Morristown NHP and the student, with their advisor, select a project which not only produces a result for the park, but also fulfills the requirements of the students’ internship while challenging them in the curatorial or archival field. Over the course of the semester, interns become more than students, they become a part of the staff; they become more than unfocused, they become focused young professionals. 

Undergraduate interns typically earn two credit hours for 70 hours worked or three credit hours for 120 hours worked. Credit will ultimately depend on a school’s policy.

Graduate student internships vary and are not mandatorily structured around earning credits.


Students are advised to talk with their department advisors on the applicability of an internship to their particular needs. Students are also encouraged to contact their school’s career center or academic internship office. Morristown NHP generally operates on a first-come basis. Positions are regularly filled. Early contact is advised.

Morristown NHP will not be holding a typical Primary Source Seminar or Archival
Ambassadors program this year. The division of cultural resources is excited to share with our
friends that a new Park Service initiative, Park for Every Classroom, has started and our
programs have been selected as prototypes for this new service-wide initiative. We will still be
offering limited opportunities for students and teachers this spring and summer, so please
check back often or give us a call. 973-539-2016 x215 (Ms. Minegar) x214 (Dr. Pfister).   

American Studies
Public History/Humanities
Social Studies/History Education (undergraduate education majors may apply)

For this project, a team of education majors and graduate history/public humanities majors conducts research and designs a Traveling Archives unit box, leads/instructs the high school Archival Ambassadors, and curates a temporary exhibit using manuscripts the Traveling Archives project.

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General Inquires
Jude M. Pfister, D. Litt.
Chief of Cultural Resources
jude_pfister (at) nps (dot) gov
973.539.2016 ex 204

Archival Ambassadors
Sarah Minegar
Archives Technician/Museum Educator
sarah_minegar (at) nps (dot) gov
973.539.2016 ex 215