Rogers Essay Contest
Deadline: January 9th, 2015
Honoring the memory of Doug Rogers, a young scholar of great promise who died tragically in 2011, the competition is meant to encourage undergraduate students to join the Center for Political and Economic Thought in discussing themes of Western Civilization such as individual freedom, limited constitutional government, free market economics, and the philosophical and moral foundations of America and the West.
This year students are asked to address those themes in connection with the following quotation from James Madison:
“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”
The competition is open to all full-time undergraduate students currently registered in any field of study at a college or university in the United States or Canada. The Center will appoint a committee of judges to select the winning essays. Prizes will not be awarded if, in the exclusive opinion of the judges, submitted essays are of insufficient quality. Essays that are, in the exclusive opinion of the judges, of publishable quality will, with the consent of the author, be eligible for publication in the Center’s journal, Citizens and Statesmen: An Annual Review of Political Theory and Public Life.
The first place winner will receive $2,000 and an invitation to attend an awards dinner and lecture by Dr. John Larrivee of Mount St. Mary’s University to be held at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania on March 11, 2015. Second and third place winners will receive invitations to said awards dinner and $1,000 and $500 respectively. Winners choosing to attend awards dinner will be responsible for their own travel. Prior to the awarding of cash prizes, winners will be required to verify their eligibility, and to attest to the fact that the winning essay is wholly their own. Any amount of plagiarism will result in disqualification.
Essays should be a minimum of 2,500 words. There is no maximum length. Submissions should be sent in Microsoft Word format tomarybeth.mcconahey (at) email.stvincent.edu by January 9, 2015. Winners will be notified in February.
Last year’s winning essays can be found here:
James Madison Memorial Fellowship
Deadline: March 4, 2015
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship is aimed towards aspiring teachers who wish to obtain Master’s degrees in education and subsequently teach American history, American government, or social studies to students in grades 7-12. One fellowship per state is offered annually, and students compete against others applying within their legal state of residence. The fellowship provides up to $24,000, to be spent on room, board and tuition.
A part-time opening for a Staff Researcher has opened at the Maryland State Archives. The position is for 6 months, and relates to the Maryland 400 project (more information can be found on the project’s blog). Candidates must possess or be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in history. View more information and apply for the position here.
The Grand Valley State University Journal of History is taking submissions year-round for all undergraduate history papers. The aim of the Journal is to provide undergraduates, regardless of specialization or interest, with a cross disciplinary forum to explore different perspectives of studying the past. Authors will receive constructive feedback to further develop their historiographical skills through the development of an academic community.
Click here for their paper submission guidelines.
Seminar for advanced undergraduate, MA, and early Ph.D. Students – Washington, DC
January 5–9, 2015
Application Deadline: September 30, 2014
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites applications for the seminar “A Research Introduction to the Holocaust in the Soviet Union.” The objective of the seminar is to acquaint advanced undergraduate, MA, and early PhD students with the central topics, issues, and sources related to the study of the Holocaust in the Soviet Union, including mass shootings, evacuation and rescue, forced labor, and issues of commemoration and memory. Mandel Center scholars will lead discussions, and the seminar will include group analysis of many of the types of primary source material available in the Museum’s collections. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore the Museum’s extensive library, archival, and other collections.
More information on the application process can be found on their website.
The Office of the Historian at the U.S. Department of State is looking for some assistance with a research project on U.S.-Italian relations during the Great War. It would involve a day, or perhaps two half-days, of research at the National Archives in College Park, MD, to take place probably during November. Not only would this provide valuable experience in using the National Archives, and using archives in general, it would also give you the opportunity to add to your resume the title, “Research Assistant, U.S. Department of State”. If you are interested and expect to have the time later this fall, please contact Professor Evan Dawley for more information.
Fall 2014 National Archive Internships – College Park, MD
Application Deadline: September 15th, 2014
The National Archives in College Park are looking for reference and processing interns for the Fall. The application deadline has been extended to September 15th. For more information on positions and details about applying, see this flyer.
Additionally, the National Archives generally hosts internships year-round in both its College Park and Washington, D.C sites. Details on current opportunities and deadlines can be found on their website.
2013 Strathmore Summer Internships – North Bethesda, Maryland
Application Deadline: March 3, 2014
College and graduate students interested in an arts management career are encouraged to apply for a summer internship at Strathmore. The Internship Program at Strathmore is designed to provide a professional and meaningful experience in arts management for students who wish to pursue further study or employment in the not-for-profit arts field. Internships may be based in any of the following departments: development, education, event planning, historic tours, marketing and communications, programming, and visual arts.
Strathmore also offers internships during the semester. For more information, visit its main website.
National Park Service – Historic Preservation Summer Internships
Deadline: February 28th, 2014
The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Council for Preservation Education, is announcing their historic preservation internships for summer 2014. The program is designed to allow students in historic preservation programs and allied disciplines to gain an awareness of National Park Service cultural resource management activities and to provide an opportunity 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. For a detailed listing of positions, see the NPS NCPE Intern Notice for Summer 2014. Applications can be found on the National Park Service website.
U.S. Coast Guard Historian Internships
The United States Coast Guard Historian’s Office is looking for three interns for the summer of 2014. They are aiming at both graduate and undergraduate students with majors in history, archives, library science, information technology, communications, English, museum studies, and photography. For more information, contact Archivist Nora L. Chidlow.