The Voices from the Fisheries Project was initiated to create a central repository–the Voices from the Fisheries Database– for consolidating, archiving, and disseminating oral history interviews related to commercial, recreational, and subsistence fishing in the United States and its territories.
The internship offers candidates to develop skills in museum interpretation and management; archival management, sound engineering and editing, historic preservation, and other arenas in which historical understanding is cultivated in public settings. Internships are education placements that give students a chance to explore skills under the supervision of a professional staff member with expertise in the project area. While interns should have some autonomy in developing their work, they necessarily must remain apprentices to a professional from whom they’ll learn this aspect of their craft.
Though helping with day-to-day administrative work can be educational, and is sometimes necessary, internships should include a project with a tangible end product or skill that students can take with them on the job market.