Niagara Falls National Heritage Area
Underground Railroad Interpretive Programming Internship
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, in partnership with the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area, offers one Underground Railroad Interpretive Programming Internship per semester for an upper level undergraduate or graduate student. The internship will provide the opportunity for the intern to assist with primary research of the Underground Railroad in Niagara Falls, develop interpretive materials, educational content, and design and facilitate programs that address the needs of adult, school, and youth and family audiences. The internship will align with the preparation of the opening of the Underground Railroad Heritage Center in March 2018.
The intern will be required to work independently and collaboratively with team members to conduct primary research on the Underground Railroad in Niagara Falls, and create interpretive and educational materials for the Heritage Center. Interpretive topics may include but are not limited to, the Cataract House, African American Hotel Workers, the African American Community in Niagara Falls, Underground Railroad Incidents, and Connections with Canada.
As part of the internship, work may can include any of the following tasks:
To apply, please submit a resume or CV and application to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Applications are available for download at, discoverniagara.org/internships.
On October 13, 1812, the United States invaded Canada. Lewiston was the staging area for the Battle of Queenston Heights, the first major battle of the War of 1812. Cannons installed on the lawn of Barton Hill were aimed at the village of Queenston, across the Niagara River in Canada. Troops were quartered on Major Barton's property as well.