Harry N. Baetjer Junior Fellows ProgramAnnouncing the 2019 Harry N. Baetjer III
Junior Fellows Program
at the Delaware Historical Society

The Delaware Historical Society invites applications for the Harry N. Baetjer III Junior Fellows Program, a paid summer internship for students entering the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.  Five fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis for the 2019 session, either at the Society’s downtown Wilmington campus or at the Read House & Gardens, its National Historic Landmark property in Old New Castle.

Baetjer Fellows of all backgrounds and interests gain vital academic and life experience through hands-on projects, discussion of readings, and the mentorship of senior staff members. Their projects include important work with artifacts, site and gallery interpretation, and historical research and culminate in a public presentation at the conclusion of the program.

About Harry Baetjer
Harry N. Baetjer III retired from the Tower Hill School in 2017 after 47 years of service. He was a member of the history faculty and served as Dean of Students, Head of the Upper School, and Associate Head of School during the course of his career. The 2019 Baetjer Program was made possible by a generous gift from Michelle and David Shepherd.

Application Deadline
March 8, 2019

How to Apply
Follow the link below to begin your online application. No cover letter or resume is necessary: the webform will give you an opportunity to describe your interests and aptitude as they pertain to the Baetjer Program. A select number of applicants will then be invited to join us for an interview.

Application Form

Letter of Recommendation
In addition to your online application, please ask a teacher, mentor, or supervisor to evaluate your academic abilities, work ethic, and/or aptitude for the program. Please refer your recommender to this page for information on the program. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Brenton Grom, Director, Read House & Gardens at bgrom@dehistory.org.

Your individual work as a Baetjer Fellow will total 72 hours between June and August, to be scheduled at the time you sign your contract. You will also be asked to attend a group orientation in June and to give a brief presentation on your work in August. These components will be scheduled according to mutual availability. All components of the program will take place at the Delaware Historical Society's Wilmington campus, in the 500 block of North Market Street.

$599, issued upon completion of the program. It you wish to log community service hours in lieu of the stipend, please indicate this on your application form.



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