Amana Heritage Society, established in 1968, is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Amana's historical and cultural heritage for members of the Amana community, their descendants, and interested visititors. The Society operates the Museum of Amana History, where artifacts, books, photographs, and documents of Amana's past and present are preserved and displayed. Amana was settled in 1855 by German religious separatists who lived communally until 1932. The community is also a major tourist destination. For further information contact Lanny Haldy at the Amana Heritage Society; P.O. Box 81; Amana, IA 52203. Phone: (319) 622-3567. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Herbert Hoover Library is the principal archive for the presidential papers of Herbert Hoover. It also houses the Rose Ingalls Wilder archive. The library offers experience in archival arrangement, description and preservation. Interns will study with a veteran archivist in one of the finest archival programs in the country. Starting and ending dates for summer interns are negotiable. A personal interview is required. Applicants need to send: a brief letter indicating why you are interested in a career in archival management, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member who is familiar with your qualifications, and a resume. For an appointment, contact: Matthew Schaefer. Phone: (319) 643-5301. E-mail: email@example.com.
Living History Farms, a non-profit, historical, educational, outdoor museum, connects visitors of all ages to the history of agriculture and rural life. Situated on 500 acres, Living History Farms provides summer internships for up to 25 college students. Interns earn six hours of tuition-free history credit for their work, while receiving valuable experience working at a museum and an hourly wage. Living History Farms pays all tuition costs associated with the summer internship program. Credit is offered through the History Department of Graceland University and at the conclusion of the internship students may transfer the credit hours to their own program. Summer interns work as historical interpreters or as day camp counselors. Application deadline is February 15th each year. For more information, see the Living History Farms’ web page at www.lhf.org/internships.html, or call 515-278-5286.