Alice Paul Institute

Intern Information:

Program Assistant:  The Director of Heritage seeks a volunteer or intern to be a program assistant for the fourth-grade Meeting Alice program. Meeting Alice is a two-hour history program that takes place at Paulsdale, birthplace of Alice Paul, a National Historic Landmark and the home of API.

The Meeting Alice program includes a presentation, team activities, an outdoor tour and scavenger hunt. The goals of the program include teaching students about the life and work of suffragist Alice Paul, the importance of voting, Quaker principles, South Jersey farming and the overall message that one person can make a difference.

A program assistant will work with the program facilitator to set-up/clean-up, work with students during team activities, hand out materials, help with classroom management, direct teachers/chaperones/bus driver, conduct administrative tasks (i.e. counting heads, receiving payments, recording figures, etc.) and other tasks as needed.

Training is provided. Hours are determined as classes schedule their programs each semester. Hours vary each semester (fall/spring) depending on how many schools schedule this program but may range from 10-50 hours each semester. Students seeking field service hours may be able to set up a semester-long internship with API that will combine substitute hours with an internship project.  This is also a great opportunity for retirees, stay-at-home moms or anyone with daytime availability.

For more info, contact Kris Myers, Director of Programs at 856-231-1885 or kmyers@alicepaul.org.

Website Manager:  The Director of Heritage seeks a volunteer or intern to serve as the website manager for the for the New Jersey Women’s History Website (www.njwomenshistory.org). 

API owns and manages the New Jersey Women’s History Website.  API offices are located at historic Paulsdale, a National Historic Landmark and home of suffragist and equal rights advocate Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977).  In addition to providing women’s history and girls leadership programs, API also serves as a clearinghouse for women’s history, particularly in New Jersey women’s history.

The website manager’s tasks include uploading new content, designing a new E-Classroom format that is user friendly and making revisions as needed.

Students seeking field service hours can set up a semester-long internship with API that will combine service hours with an overall internship project.  Because of the nature of the project, most of the hours for this project may be served off-site from home or another remote location.

For more information, please contact Kris Myers, Director of Programs at 856-231-1885 or kmyers@alicepaul.org
 

Gift Shop Manager:  

API seeks a volunteer or intern to serve as a manager for the Paulsdale gift shop.

The manager will work in the gift shop during tours and/or programs to collect tour ticket payments, record the number or visitors, conduct transactions for purchases, calculate sales totals and restock and arrange items as needed.  The manager will also pack and send online purchases and order new items for the gift shop.  The manager will work with API’s Administrative Director to design a sales flyer for API’s fall newsletter.

Training is provided. A schedule (may be one day a week or every other week) can be set up in person according to availability and need.  This is also a great opportunity for retirees, stay-at-home moms or anyone with daytime and weekend availability.

For more info, contact Paige Salvador, at 856-231-1885 or psalvador@alicepaul.org.

 

API welcomes students who wish to complete an internship related to history, women’s studies, communications or education. There are two areas of support needed, the Alice Paul Leadership Program and the API Heritage Program.

Alice Paul Leadership Program Support:
In keeping with its mission to empower and educate women and girls to take leadership roles, API has developed the Alice Paul Leadership Program (APLP), which provides adolescent girls, first with knowledge of successful women leaders in the past and present as role models for their own leadership styles, and then with skills and confidence-building exercises that they need to develop that leadership style. Intern projects may include one or more of the following tasks:

  • Plan and coordinate a “Share Your Voice” workshop for 42 eighth-grade girls from area middle schools.
  • Plan and coordinate a G.O.L.D. (Girls Overnight Leadership Development) program at Paulsdale for 25 middle school girls.
  • Co-teach a Lead-A-Way workshop series at a middle school, under the supervision of a certified teacher. (ideal for an education major)
  • Support the Alice Paul Leadership Program planning committee with special projects such as the annual committee retreat.
  • Prepare a summary report on the activities of the Alice Paul Leadership Program 1995-present, using evaluative data collected at workshops and programs, with possibility of publication.
  • Plan and conduct a meeting of Girls Advisory Council.

API Heritage Programs Support:

As one of the 5% of National Historic Landmarks that interpret women’s lives or achievements, Paulsdale, Alice Paul’s Mt. Laurel, NJ birthplace, tells a unique story that one woman can make a difference. API Heritage Programs develop that story through tours of Paulsdale , public presentations on Alice Paul’s life and work, summer history day camps, book groups, traveling trunk programs, Alice Paul Collection archive programs, special events, New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail support and the National Collaborative of Women’s History Sites. Intern projects may include one or more of the following tasks:

  • Research and write brief biographies of New Jersey women to be added to the New Jersey Women’s History website.
  • Develop new curriculum for the New Jersey Women’s History website, for Elementary, Middle and High School history topics according to NJ state core curriculum standards. (ideal for Education major)
  • Arrange API in-house women’s history and women’s studies books into a library with a cataloguing system and check-out procedure.
  • Research on Alice Paul’s life and work for women’s equality at Moorestown Friends School, Swarthmore College Peace Collection, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Library of Congress, New Jersey State Library, and other venues.
  • Support Paulsdale historic interpretation and the tour guide training program with research on farming practices, Quaker heritage of South Jersey, local building patterns, etc.
  • Design traveling trunks on suffrage, Quaker women, Quaker farm life.
  • Plan and assist with summer history day camp. (ideal for an education major)
  • Plan and assist with special events (i.e. API Annual Meeting, Women’s History Month, Women’s Equality Day, etc.).

Application Information:

Contact: Lucy Beard
Alice Paul Institute
128 Hooton Rd.
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone: 856-231-1885

Email: info@alicepaul.org

Website: http://www.alicepaul.org/volunteer.htm