Erie County Universities

Student Internships and Work Study Opportunities

Hagen History Center provides Erie County university students opportunities for internships, work study, and senior course projects. We encourage students to consider volunteering or working as a docent/tour guide at the history center.  

Resources for Student Projects

Hagen History Center staff can help provide research assistance and reading room study space for students working on their college course projects. The history center is a member of the Senator John Heinz History Center Affiliates Program and is currently assisting students from PennWest Edinboro with their digital history projects. 

Space for Meetings, Clubs, and Quiet Study 

Hagen History Center will provide university students with the use of the classroom space of the Wood-Morrison House for off-campus meetings, including club meetings. The history center also offers quiet study space for students during midterms and final exams during our regular open hours. 

Curricular Engagement with Area Universities 

The Curator of Education for the Hagen History Center is available to teach (adjunct) history and humanities courses and can present on topics for individual class sessions. The sessions provide opportunities for students to learn about the history center’s collections and help incorporate archival materials into their course projects. 

History Senior Theses Colloquia 

The Hagen History Center and the Curator of Education will host multi-university presentation and conversation sessions for students and faculty from the history and humanities departments of Gannon, Mercyhurst, PSU-Behrend, and PennWest-Edinboro. These sessions provide spaces for students working on their senior thesis projects to present and discuss their progress and ideas. Faculty from all four schools will also be encouraged to give presentations on their current research. 

Conversations on Careers in Museums, Libraries, Archives, and Historical Societies

Hagen History Center will be hosting a series of brown bag lunches on careers in the education room of the Wood-Morrison House. History Center staff and employees from area museums, libraries, archives, and history societies will be invited to discuss their current work and employment prospects for students who major in history and the humanities. The program will be offered in partnership with area universities, libraries, and cultural institutions. 

For more information, contact our Curator of Education by email or by calling (814) 454-1813 Ext. 21