Summer Internship (PAID)

Freedom’s Way Heritage Association

Serving 45 communities, Freedom’s Way Heritage Association (FWHA) works in partnership with the National Park Service to  protect and interpret the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area and its cultural, historic and natural resources. Key to the organization’s mission is communication and collaboration and the creation of a shared identity.

Position Overview:

The organization is seeking 2 summer interns to assist in gathering information about the 45 communities within the heritage area to be used in the creation of an interactive site mapping and itinerary tool to be integrated into a redesign of its website, www.freedomsway.org.

While the interns will work closely with staff on this project, it is anticipated that they will also have the capacity to work independently to research, record and document information within an established framework. Site visits to each of the heritage area’s 45 communities will be required so access to an automobile and the ability to photograph sites is a necessity.

Primary Tasks:

Research data about sites, artifacts and organizations within the heritage area within a framework established by FWHA

Record accurate information about the data/information

Visit individual communities to research and photograph the sites/places/artifacts collected during the date gathering phase

Maintain and organize the information gathered

Work with staff to develop “stories’ and or thematic routes based upon the research and site work

Based on the interests and skills of the applicants, we are flexible about how the primary tasks are accomplished.

Schedule and Compensation:

Depending on availability, it is anticipated that the internship would begin on June 1st and end on August 31st and that two interns would be hired at a rate of $13.00 per hour with an estimated work week of 20 hours per week. Interns would be required to meet once a week with staff at our office in Devens, MA to assess progress and provide feedback.

About Freedom’s Way:

We are a small and dynamic office that values creativity and diversity in pursuit of our mission to connect the people, places and communities of the Heritage Area through preservation, conservation and educational initiatives to protect and promote shared resources and encourage residents and visitors to explore its landscape, history and culture.

Please forward a letter of interest with qualifications to Patrice Todisco, Executive Director at ptodisco@freedomsway.org.

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