A High School Internship at The Boston Public Library

Dorie, a sophomore at Newton South High School, absolutely loves books, history and museums and wondered if we could parlay those interests into an internship. Combining those interests, we established a unique experience for her at a major public institution, the Boston Public Library.

Dorie catalogued the Mason Maps, an enormous set of surveyor drawings from historical Boston. She also worked on a project for the Director of Education, reading through historical narratives and selecting several that would become part of the Civil War Curriculum at the map center.

Her mentor wrote, “Everyone is raving about Dorie. We are happy that we have been able to give her an interesting and diverse experience.”

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