The success of the Dumbarton Oaks Summer Internship Program for Harvard students can be measured by the program’s growth. Now entering its fifth year, the program will host more interns in 2014 than in any year since its inception in 2010.
This summer, Dumbarton Oaks welcomes twelve interns who will contribute to a variety of projects across the institution. In the process, they will hone a diverse range of skills, such as editing and translation, exhibition development and curation, use of web content management systems, research and conducting of oral history interviews, and audio and video editing. Ongoing projects, which have been propelled by interns every summer since the program’s inauguration, such as the Oral History Project and the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library, are supplemented this summer by new initiatives such as communications and social media. The aim of the program is to complement the interns’ classroom experience at Harvard, by providing them with new skills, introducing them to the workings of non-profit cultural and academic institutions, and exposing them to a wide array of projects and careers in the arts and humanities.
Summer internships are paid and interns are lodged in the Fellows’ residence in Georgetown, a short walk from the campus. The internship experience is enhanced by frequent interaction with Dumbarton Oaks staff (curators, librarians, archivists, gardeners, and administrators, to name but a few) and complemented by the interns’ immersion in the culture of the nation’s capital. A Dumbarton Oaks internship represents a wonderfully productive summer away from Harvard Square.
The 2014 Dumbarton Oaks Summer Interns are:
75th Anniversary Social Media Internship
Byzantine Seals Project
Communications and Public Outreach
Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library
The Dumbarton Oaks Museum
Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA)
Oral History Project