Burke Internship 

The Burke Internship program is financially supported through a scholarship fund established in 2018 to honor the late Dr. Joseph Burke who served as chair of Miner Institute’s board of trustees for 30 years, and his wife Joan T. Burke who served as chair of The Alice T. Miner Museum for nearly 20 years.  Both Dr. and Mrs. Burke were passionate about preserving the legacy of William and Alice Miner and carrying on their tradition of philanthropy in the North Country.

Burke Interns will work independently and within a small team at The Alice and the Institute to organize and promote community events and/or projects that help to preserve history relevant to the Miners and/or help to plan and organize new exhibits for The Heart’s Delight Farm Heritage Exhibit or The Alice T. Miner Museum. Interns will be given some latitude in choosing projects to work on based on their personal interests and what is happening at The Institute and The Alice.

Interns could design and develop a future exhibit. This could include developing a proposal for an exhibit installation; research for the project; and determining which images and objects would be appropriate for display to highlight the theme of the project.  Interns could work within the archive collection of Miner Institute or The Alice T. Miner Museum. This could include organizing and cataloguing a portion of the collection; rehousing objects within the collection; research and data entry. Interns could research a component of the Miner history for a presentation or an article.

This program would be well suited to students pursuing careers in archives and records management, history, museum studies or a related field. Applicants should be in their junior or senior year of study. Each student’s wage for the summer semester is $2,400. Students will work four days per week for the semester -- two days at Miner Institute and two days at The Alice T. Miner Museum. Students live in the Middleton Miller Student Housing Complex and are provided breakfast and lunch each weekday in our on-site cafeteria.  A refundable $100 security deposit for the room is deducted from the first paycheck.

The 2024 program begins May 20 and ends August 16.

To Apply

Applicants are required to provide the following:

  • Burke Internship Application
  • A copy of college transcript, does not have to be official
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Letter outlining career goals and reasons for application

* Non-US residents should contact Miner Institute for additional details prior to completing application process.

Send completed applications and letters of recommendation by Feb. 15 to:

Ellen Adams
The Alice T. Miner Museum
9618 U.S. 9
Chazy, NY 12921
(518) 846-7336

Miner Institute provides equal employment opportunities.