If you’ve thought about turning your hobby into a full-time career, the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) can help. PNG is accepting applications for its next group of young men and women who want to participate in the Promoting Numismatic Growth Internship Program (http://pngdealers.org/education/png-internship-program).

Since its launch in 2014, the PNG’s internship project has mentored17 prospective professional coin and bank note dealers, providing them with educational courses and hands-on experience working at prominent, PNG member-dealer companies.

“Even if you don’t want a paid internship, PNG offers its extensive online education courses to anyone interested in learning about numismatics,” explained PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

The PNG internship program is intended to help nurture the next generation of young men and women, ages 21 to 32, to become successful professional numismatists. The program includes online instruction about coins, bank notes and the numismatic market followed by a paid internship at a major numismatic company, said PNG President Dana Samuelson.

Internship candidates who successfully complete a background security check and the education components of the program will have an opportunity for a three to six months paid internship.

“The PNG also continues to offer its extensive online, multi-media internship education and training curriculum from the Edward C. Milas School of Numismatics to anyone who wants to take the classes, not just internship candidates,” said Brueggeman. “There are two levels of online classes developed in conjunction with the University of Rare Coins designed to give students basic and advanced numismatic knowledge.”

The fee for applying for the internship program is $250 to cover the cost of a security background check and the Level 100 online classes. The cost for Level 200 intern candidates is an additional $250. Those who want only the online classes can enroll for a total fee of $300 that includes Levels 100 and 200.

Certificates of Completion will be provided to everyone who successfully passes both levels.

Specific information about the internship program and education courses is available at www.PNGdeales.org under the “Education” navigation link near the top of PNG’s home page. For additional information, contact the PNG by phone at 951-587-8300 or by email at internship@PNGdealers.org.

Temecula, California, February 8, 2017