History majors at Wheaton choose internships at museums, archives, libraries, and more.
History majors have interned with:
- Old Sturbridge Village
- The New England Ski Museum
- Plimoth Plantation
- Historic New England
- Martha’s Vineyard Museum
- Massachusetts Historical Society
- The New York Historical Society
- Senator Jeanne Shaheen
- Atlantic Records
As a Wheaton College Summer Fellow, Everett interned with the Androscoggin Historical Society during the summer of 2015. He transcribed letters from Edward Little, a famous landowner in central Maine from the early 1800s, to his father Josiah Little. These were published in a book: Dear Parent: A Biography and Letters of Edward Little, by Douglas I. Hodgkin.
Current Internships Available
Roman Provincial Settlement Excavation and Survey – Life by the Imperial Roads
Description: The project integrates Classical excavation approaches with various exploratory field techniques, ranging from STP (shovel test pits), geochemical soil analysis (phosphate spot testing), and surface field collection coupled with topographical total station assisted mapping. We will be looking at the transformation of the countryside in relation to the development of the Imperial road river infrastructure, and the role of our “palatial villa” in the development of a creolized Roman landscape.
Roman Villa Excavation – Identity and Wealth on the Roman Frontier
Description: The integrated results of our various field techniques have yielded extraordinary results: a rural built space of ca. one hectare, with massive fortification walls decorated with exterior frescoes, with richly built two stories buildings, containing exceptional artifacts (well preserved bronze statues, jewelry, pristine condition coins, writing implements, etc.). Our target excavation, the central building of the “villa” has already presented us with a very complex and surprising occupation sequence and practices.
Description: Our program offers intensive training in Ground Penetrating Radar exploration techniques, both field and laboratory analysis, as it applies to the anthropogenic transformation of a historical landscape, in this case, the hinterland of the “palatial villa” and associated structures, roads and land use. All participants registered to two field sessions of the above can participate to the Geophysics Workshop free of cost.