The Department of History and Historic Preservation is sponsoring a panel of recent History graduates to speak about their post-Goucher experiences. The event is free, and open to the public. For more information, check out the event details at the In The Loop Blog.
Emily Huebner, a recent Goucher History graduate, was rehired at the Maryland State Archives after her summer internship ended to work on a project called “Finding the Maryland 400.” She has been doing research in the state archives on the Marylanders who fought in the Battle of Long Island (summer of 1776) and posting a weekly blog on the archives website.
To see the blog, go to http://msamaryland400.wordpress.com/. Kudos to Emily on her success!
The Grand Valley State University Journal of History is taking submissions year-round for all undergraduate history papers. Click here for their paper submission guidelines.
The Library of Congress is hosting unpaid internships through their Knowledge Navigators Program for the 2013-2014 academic year. Projects are on a variety of topics and backgrounds, such as Japanese Monographs, Korean History and the Cold War in Asia; Civil War and American History; African and Middle Eastern History; Newspapers and Periodicals; and Comicbooks. For a complete document listing all available internships, click here.
The Abell Award in Urban Policy is given annually to the student(s) who authors the most compelling paper on a policy problem facing the City of Baltimore. The competition invites students to identify a policy problem affecting the city and offer a feasible solution. The top paper can win up to $5,000.
A Goucher history class about the Civil Rights movement, taught by Professor Jean Baker, was featured on C-SPAN on Saturday June 1st at 8pm and Midnight EST, as well as Sunday June 2nd at 1pm EST. You can find the link to the video here.
The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. We run campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America. This summer we will be in over 50 cities, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns.
Last summer our staff helped ban off-shore drilling to protect our coasts, repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and increase food safety standards to make school lunches safer- all while building valuable leadership skills.
Currently, we have paid positions open on our campaign staff in each of our locations. We require that interested candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication skills.
As a member of our staff, you will fundraise, build membership for our partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. While on staff, you gain knowledge of pressing concerns our country is facing, learn how to effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the political process.
To apply today, please visit www.JobsThatMatter.org or call 1-800-75-EARTH (753-2784).
A Strong Body, Mind and Spirit: African American Women of the Antebellum Era
April 10th, 2013
Register by April 5th, 2013
FREE for Goucher students!
Hampton National Historic Site, a unit of the NPS, preserves the core of a once vast commercial, industrial and agricultural estate forged with indentured and enslaved labor. Hampton reflects a central irony in American history; that a nation newly founded on the principals of equality and freedom could accept the institution of slavery. In partnership with Historic Hampton Inc., and Goucher College, Hampton NHS promotes scholarship and discussion on African American history with an emphasis on the Mid-Atlantic region.
To register and see a schedule of events, please check out the registration brochure.
Gettysburg National Military Park is currently looking for talented historians and thespians to participate in the “Visit to the Past” program for the summer of 2013. This character-based program utilizes living historians to portray soldiers and civilians from the past. Through conducting interpretive programs for the visiting public, these historians can help tell the stories of the men and women who experienced the battle of Gettysburg. Both full-time and part-time employees are being sought for the summer season.
For more information about auditioning for a position, check out this flyer or contact Angie Atkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Early February to March
PennDOT’s Cultural Resource Management Program will offer internships in cultural resource management and historic preservation at the Central Office in Harrisburg Pa. and in Indiana, Pa. at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Interns will be directly involved in important research on the management, study and stewardship of archaeological sites and historic resources affected by transportation projects. They’ll also be exposed to the full range of job skills and employment opportunities in Cultural Resource Management through formal seminars and rotations in GIS, curation, archaeological field work, project assessment, consulting, environmental review, and National Register evaluation.
Our internships, part of the Department’s Engineering, Scientific and Technical Internship Program (ESTI) pay $11.54/hour and undergraduate or graduate credit may be available through your university department. Preference will be given to applicants with previous exposure to GIS, database management, and archaeological, historical, or historic preservation course work and field experience in the Middle Atlantic region. Interviews typically are scheduled in February and March.