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The internship/fieldwork component is designed individually in consultation with the advisor. Approved fieldwork opportunities and internships are available locally and regionally, as well as abroad through CHAPS Abroad. They are arranged with regard to the student’s area of focus and may consist of either two distinct 3 credit internships or one 6 credit internship. Required contact hours are a minimum of 80 for 3 credits and a maximum of 160 for 6 credits. At the conclusion of the internship, the host institution will be asked to evaluate the student and the student will present a final paper or field report in a format agreed upon with the advisor. Upon successful completion of the requirements, a grade of Satisfactory will be awarded.


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Phillipsburg Area Historical Society Scott Curzi Memorial Internship

The Phillipsburg Area Historical Society has partnered with the CHAPS program in order to provide a paid internship to students in the graduate program. A selected student will have the opportunity to work on the Roseberry House Project. Past projects have included the analysis of unique wall stencils in the Roseberry House which culminated in the development of a scholarly paper and a forthcoming public lecture to be held in the Phillipsburg area.

For more on the Scott Curzi Memorial Internship, see  "Phillipsburg Area Historical Society and Rutgers University Announce Scott Curzi Memorial Internship" on, and "Restoring a Forgotten Landmark" on the Rutgers website. 

Students interested in this internship should contact the CHAPS program directly.

Friends of the Modern School and Goldman House Project Internship:

Located near Rutger’s Kilmer Campus, the nearly one-hundred old Goldman House is one of the few remaining residences of the Ferrer Colony of anarchists who moved from their Modern School roots in New York City to Piscataway in 1914. Built by Ukrainian artist Sam Goldman, the Goldman House has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places for its historic, artistic, and architectural values. An archive of Modern School materials can be found at the Rutgers University Library, (http;// While currently under private ownership, the Goldman House may soon become part of the Friends of the Modern School’s stewardship.

The internship is unpaid, however, there may be the possibility to apply for mini-grants through the New Jersey Historical Commission.

Projects may include archaeological inspection of the basement and surrounding grounds, restoration of unique bas reliefs, windows, and other architectural elements, creation of a general project plan for best use of the House by the Friends of the Modern School including a private-to-501c transition plan, and/or the development of archival materials, oral histories, and web data for the Goldman House, Ferrer Colony, and Modern School.

For more on the Friends of the Modern School, see:

Students interested in this internship should contact the CHAPS program directly.


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