Opportunities - Chester County History Center

Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play an essential role at the CCHC. Listed below are some of the volunteer opportunities currently available. If you have a special interest or skill that does not fall into one of the categories listed, please let us know and we will to do our best to fit your skills with the CCHC’s needs. 

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

Development
Education
Grounds Keeping

Museum Shop
Visitors Services

Student volunteers are those who do not necessarily have an academic advisor but complete a Volunteer Application and carry out at least 40 hours of work in 10 weeks.

For more information about volunteering with the CCHC, please contact our Volunteer Office at 610-692-4800, X232. If you’re ready to volunteer with the CCHC, please complete and return the Application Form to volunteerpres@mycchc.org

Employment Opportunities

Do you love to bring history to life and want to work to share the remarkable story of Chester County and its people? We may have the perfect job for you. The Chester County History Center seeks energetic and positive visionaries who will help bring the CCHC to new heights. The CCHC is an equal opportunity employer.

Internship Opportunities

Internships at CCHC, usually unpaid, are available in a variety of departments. They are temporary positions and are supervised by full-time professional staff. Interns may interact with staff in other departments, volunteers, consultants, and the public. CCHC is willing to work with students to arrange course credit for their work, should it be available.  Preferred applicants are graduate or upper-level undergraduates in history, library science, archives management, museum studies, education, anthropology, or a related field with an interest in working with museum collections, special libraries, or archives. 

To be defined as an internship at CCHC: 

  • The student must receive course credit and/or be working on a project that is grant funded with specific tasks, requirements, and deadlines.
  • The student must have an academic advisor who is identified before the internship begins.
  • The work must be carried out in a minimum of 75 hours in 10 weeks.
  • Applications should include a letter of interest that explains what the student can bring to the internship and what he/she hopes to achieve from it. The letter should also briefly specify the department/discipline in which the student will seek internship credit and the requirements to earn credit. Applications for grant-funded internships, whether through the CCHC or the college/university, should specify the relevant grant. Applications should also include a resume with contact information for three references. 
  • The application deadline for the summer is March 15th. The application deadline for the fall is June 15th. The application for spring is October 15th.  An on-site interview is part of the application process.  Phone or Skype interviews may be substituted for long-distance applicants.    
  • Note: CCHC internship opportunities may be limited due to COVID restrictions. 

Current Internship Opportunities by Department:

Please fill out the following form for more information:

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Partner Internship Programs

The CCHC partners with the West Chester University History Department to offer an Education Internship (Fall Semester) and a National History Day  Internship (Spring Semester). Please contact the WCU History Department for further information on the internships and how to apply.