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Opportunities for College Students

Historic Sandusky offers students an out of classroom setting to work and learn through; internships, assistantships, special projects, field trips and research opportunities. Sandusky’s library, document archives, and collections provide a variety of options for student research, scholarship, and publication.


Historic Sandusky offers students numerous opportunities to get involved in a variety of museum operations including:

  • Research

  • Exhibit planning

  • Graphic design

  • Archaeology

  • Curatorial

  • Public history

  • Tours

  • Museum management

  • Events




Internships are available at Historic Sandusky year-round to all local students.


Graduate Assistantships 

Two graduate assistantships are provided to University of Lynchburg Graduate students. A background in history or museum studies is preferred, but all academic backgrounds are considered. The assistantship gives students the opportunity to work closely with Director Greg Starbuck on organizing the museum’s collections, researching details of the home and its occupants, as well as interacting with the public. For more information about assistantship, availability go to


To read first-hand experiences of some of the Sandusky Graduate Assistants, check out our blog



Historic Sandusky Library

Also at Historic Sandusky, you can find a library focused on the Civil War and the City of Lynchburg's History. Access to this library is granted through the University of Lynchburg. To gain access to the Sandusky Library Catalog via the Knight Capron-Library visit the Library's LibGuide at


Sandusky also offers opportunities for students to set up research appointments with Sandusky staff. At a research appointment, you can...


  • work one-on-one  to review Historic Sandusky holdings related to the research 

  • answer questions related to the Historic Sandusky house and grounds

  • explain collection policies and procedures

  • discuss loans of Historic Sandusky materials to students


To set up an appointment go to​

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