Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute
The internship program at the FDR Library has evolved into a unique educational experience for students of varied backgrounds and interests. Internship opportunities include creating Day by Day, a computerized chronology of President Roosevelt's life to be made accessible to scholars through the Internet; the development of educational programs and materials for students and teachers of all grade levels; computer projects to help streamline the research process; public relations; archival research; the development of exhibits; and a variety of other activities.
Students who have interned at the FDR Library over the past few years have had the opportunity to work with the "raw stuff" of history. They realize and appreciate the rare privilege that is theirs to work with the same materials as have well known historians such as Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Geoffrey Ward. Roosevelt Library interns have gone on either to the work place or to pursue advanced degrees in a variety of fields. Their experience at the Roosevelt Library has broadened their historical perspective, and given them an opportunity to work in the creative process of history, while encouraging them to learn more about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.
The Library offers internships for credit year round, and a limited number of paid internships in the Summer. Interns are chosen by an application process. Current undergraduates, recent graduates, and indiviuals pursuing advanced degrees are encouraged to apply. Particular coursework requirements may be met by the intership if applicable projects are available. For information write to Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, 511 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538.