The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) is seeking an innovative, energetic intern to assist the AAI Department of History and Archives during the spring 2014 semester (paid)
The History Intern will assist the AAI Historian on a variety of research projects at the AAI Executive Office in Bethesda, allowing the intern to gain hands-on experience working as an institutional historian. The intern’s primary responsibilities will be to process collected material and assist in the expansion of the AAI archive. This will involve cataloging and digitizing collections as well as helping to create a comprehensive member database. The intern will also have the opportunity to conduct archival research at local repositories, including the National Library of Medicine and the National Archives. Applicant must be a self-directed, conscientious graduate student or advanced undergraduate in history or a related discipline. Attention to detail and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office are required. Applicants with experience conducting archival research will be given preference. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to the contact listed below. Please include name and contact information of advisor or department chair. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Flexible hours; 15–20 hours per week. Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience. Dates of the internship will correspond with the spring semester. Internship is renewable.
CONTACT: John Emrich, Ph.D., Historian; firstname.lastname@example.org; 301.634.7941
Hapers Ferry National Historical Park, Spring, Summer, and Fall 2014 Internships, Application Deadlines Vary
Multiple internship opportunities are available at Harpers Ferry. For general information, a list of specific internship opportunities –including, but not limited to those listed below– and to apply please look here.
Internships of particular interest are:
Do you have an interest in sharing the beauty and history of Harpers Ferry through virtual media? Are you savvy with new technology? If so, apply to become our next Social Media / Web Management Intern and use your technology and outreach skills to share and inspire public interaction with the stunning landscape, special events, and programs at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
Education internships focus on the presentation of curriculum-based programs in the field. Spring and Fall interns serve school groups. Summer interns focus on a variety of summer youth groups. The internship involves in-depth study of 19th century American history and some river-based environmental science. The primary topics include the nationally significant resources of the Harpers Ferry area; John Brown, the Civil War, African American history, Industrial history, Transportation history, and Landscape history. This internship is approximately 10-15 weeks in length. Park housing may be available.
A living history internship includes conducting historic research, planning and delivering public history talks and tours while in costume. Interns provide information, orientation and interpretation to thousands of park visitors. The internship involves in-depth study of 19th century American history focused on the nationally significant resources of the Harpers Ferry area, including John Brown, Civil War, African American history, industrial history, transportation history, landscape history. Summer, 10 to 12 weeks, flexible start and end dates. This internship is approximately 10-12 weeks in length. Park housing may be available.
Park Historical Interpretation Assistant, Spring 2014, Applications Due by November 25
Conduct oral history interviews with diverse users of Baltimore parks on topics which expand an understanding of the importance of parks in the history of the city and the experience of its citizens. The emphasis of the interviews is upon the personal stories and experiences of park users, past and present. The intern will use the oral history interviews, combined with other appropriate sources, to prepare short written and illustrated proposals for print and on-line publications of the Department of Recreation and Parks. While experience in historical research methods is desirable, introductory training and guidance in oral history interview methods will be provided.
Interns are expected to work for 15 to 18 hours a week for 10-12 weeks
For more information, contact Dr. Edward Orser: email@example.com
To apply, please submit: a cover letter of interest describing your relevant skills and experience; your resume; the name and e-mail address of a faculty advisor willing to provide a reference
Send your application electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Buffalo Gap Historic Village, Buffalo Gap Texas, Summer Internships
Buffalo Gap Historic Village is looking for summer interns, a graduate level curatorial intern to research, catalog, and preserve artifacts from the West Texas Frontier. Free, on-site housing is available. To apply, contact Heather Reed, Site Manager, email@example.com, 325-572-3974
The site is also seeking a graduate level editorial intern who will work for the State House Press. The editorial intern will send our manuscripts for peer review, attend editorial and marketing meetings, apply for book awards, prepare final manuscripts for production, work with scholars and authors, contribute to social media, and other duties. To apply, contact Scott Clowdus, Chief Operating Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 325-572-3974.
Information about the site and more details about internship opportunities are available on the website.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Collections and Registration, Spring or Summer Internships
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has a number of internship opportunities available for students who would like professional training in collections management, collections registration, and collections records. Students receive significant instruction and leave the internship with marketable skills. Most of the internship work will take place in the Museum’s offsite storage facility in Linthicum, MD, very near the UMBC Main Campus.
If you are interested in learning more, please email Dr. Meringolo: email@example.com
Interested students must be interviewed by the Museum’s Chief Collections Manager before applying for an internship through the Department of Visitor Services.
The Maryland Historical Society, Library and Special Collections, Spring or Summer Internships
The Maryland Historical Society offers competitive fall, spring and summer internships to current undergraduate and graduate students. The overarching goals of our internship opportunities are to enhance the students’ educational experiences, as well as meet the needs of the institution. Interns are assigned directly to a staff member who supervises and mentors them on diverse and challenging projects that directly impact MdHS. Because of the semester nature of internships, interns are usually assigned to short-term projects.
There are a number of internship opportunities listed on the Historical Society website, here: http://www.mdhs.org/support-mdhs/internships
The society is particularly interested in finding interns for three Library and Special Collections Projects:
Please consult the Historical Society internship page for more information about projects and the application process.
The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Council for Preservation Education: Apply by October 18, 2013
This internship program enables students to work alongside professionals in the field of historic preservation. A variety of positions in preservation and related fields are being offered at the National Park Service and partnering agencies.
Information and applications are available on the web site of the National Park Service:www.nps.gov/tps/education/internships.htm<http://www.cr.nps.gov/hps/tps/hpit_p.htm>
and the National Council: www.preservenet.cornell.edu/employ/ncpe.html<http://www.preservenet.cornell.edu/employ.html> .
If you have questions about the program, contact:
Guy M. Lapsley
Internship Program Coordinator
Heritage Preservation Services
National Park Service
National Building Museum: Collections and Exhibitions Internship, Washington, DC
The National Building Museum is seeking a last-minute fall intern with an interest in library and archival research and processing. The incumbent will assist the Library & Archives Manager in processing a newly acquired donation of approximately 1,800 books related to architecture and other aspects of the built environment, as well as help in developing and implementing an organizational system for a largely unprocessed archival collection related to the Museum’s founding and history. The incumbent may also be responsible for managing and instructing other volunteers who will assist in research and processing.
The intern will have the opportunity to learn basic library preservation techniques as well as PastPerfect, a museum collection database software used by a significant percentage of large and medium sized public history and archival institutions. The intern will also participate in other exhibition-related duties, including general gallery maintenance and preparation for installation.
For more information or to apply, please contact Bailey Ball, firstname.lastname@example.org. Bailey is a graduate of our public history track and she is particularly motivated to have a UMBC graduate student on site! Although Ms. Ball would prefer a 20-hour per week commitment, the terms of the internship are negotiable.
National Park Service: Heritage Education Services, Washington, DC
The National Park Service (NPS) Heritage Education Services office is seeking a student in a historic preservation, heritage tourism, or heritage education related field for a for-credit/not paid internship. The intern will assist in preparing and posting NPS Discover Our Shared Heritage travel itineraries and/or Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) lesson plans on the NPS website.
The internship provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the National Park Service and about cultural heritage tourism and heritage education and how to develop web based promotional products to market historic places as destinations and as tools for learning. The intern will learn about, research, and use documentation on registered historic places in the National Register of Historic Places archives. The student will also gain an in-depth understanding of NPS cultural resources programs and the educational programs, products, and services provided by the NPS and its partners. For more information or to apply contact Carol Shull, Chief, Heritage Education Services, National Park Service at email@example.com or 202-354-2234.
Rolling Deadline: Neighborhood Design Center, Baltimore
The Neighborhood Design Center was established in the wake of the 1968 Baltimore Riots. It is a non-profit organization with a mission to improve neighborhood livability, viability and sustainability by providing pro-bono design and planning services in support of community-sponsored initiatives. The NDC has initiated a multi-tiered project to collect, examine, and interpret its history. The organization seeks TWO graduate interns. The internships are unpaid.
One intern will conduct oral histories with past Presidents and associates and create digital films for the NDC website.
A second intern will conduct textual and photographic research about past NDC projects. They will draft interpretive stories about these projects for inclusion in a new digital exhibit that is currently under construction.
If you are interested, please send your resume and a short letter of interest describing your relevant experience and/or training to Jennifer Goold, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rolling Deadline: Park History Interpretation Intern
The Urban Resources Initiative –a partnership of the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, the Parks & People Foundation, and other local institutions– is looking for a park history interpretation intern. The intern will conduct oral history interviews with diverse users of Baltimore parks on topics which expand our understanding of the importance of parks in the history of the city.
For more information, you can contact Dr. Edward Orser, email@example.com.
Send a cover letter, your resume, and the name and email address for a faculty member who is willing to provide a reference. Send this application material to firstname.lastname@example.org. The internship is unpaid.
Maryland Democratic Party Internships. Now accepting applications for Fall 2013. The Fall internship will run from September 2013 to December 2013 with the potential for an extension. Internships will focus in several areas including fundraising, communications (social media), field activity, research, and political outreach. Interns must commit to a minimum of ten hours per week. For more information, email Amanda Pleasant at email@example.com or call 410-269-8818.