(Temecula, California) -- You have another chance to turn your numismatic hobby into a professional career.
"After the successful launch of our unprecedented 'Promoting Numismatic Growth' mentoring project last year, the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) now has started accepting applications for the next group of young adults who want to become coin dealers. Those selected as finalists will receive education and mentoring internships at four of the country's most prominent dealerships, auction houses and grading service," said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.
"Although participants are asked to make a year-long commitment to the rotating internships, individual interns could potentially receive full-time job offers at any time during the rotation," explained Brueggeman.
Arrangements will be made to provide transportation, housing and salaries for each selected intern candidate to work three-months-at-a-time at different companies. Participating dealerships include: Stack's Bowers Galleries in Irvine, California; Numismatic Guaranty Corporation in Sarasota, Florida; Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas; Dillon Gage in Addison, Texas; and Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. in Chicago, Illinois.
"Four interns started our first internship rotation earlier this year. One of them was hired full-time after only a few weeks at one company, and that created an opening for another qualified candidate who currently is our fifth intern in the program," said Carol Raia, PNG Internship Program Administrator.
Applications now are being accepted from internship candidates 21 to 32 years of age. Specific information about the program and an application are available online at www.PNGdealers.org under the "Internship Program" navigation link near the top of the PNG's home page, www.PNGdealers.org.
"A $250 fee to pay for a background security investigation will be required from each candidate with the submission of their enrollment application. The internship requirements are selective, and the education and training part of this exceptional program is extensive," explained Raia.
"The goal of this ambitious mentoring program is to train the next generation of coin dealers. The potential rewards for successful interns can be great for building and enhancing their careers as professional numismatists," said PNG President Terry Hanlon.