Goucher Intern Fellowships can help students offset the cost of unpaid or low paid, high cost summer internships. Students may apply for awards ($2,500 for domestic internships and $4,000 for international internships) to support these internships. Application deadline is April 21st at 5 p.m. The application can be found at www.goucher.edu/internfellowship.
Maryland Career Fair 2015
February 20, 2015
10 AM – 2:30 PM
University Maryland – Reitz Arena
The Maryland Career Fair provides students with the opportunity to meet with representatives from 150 different organizations including large private companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations and local school districts. The fair is a great opportunity for students to learn about internship, summer and full-time positions from the region’s top employers. Free transportation is provided by the CDO, but students need to register here.
Deadline: March 6th, 2015
The National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, MD is seeking a temporary part-time Museum Educator. This is an approximately 8 week position to start in April and work through the end of May. The job will require some evening and weekend commitments.
The Museum Educator manages and delivers educational and outreach programs, oversees scheduling of group tours and docents, conducts tours, and helps to maintain the Museum’s social media presence. Requirements: Broad knowledge of science and informal science education, ability to communicate with a range of ages and interests, ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with staff and volunteers at all levels, excellent verbal and written communication skills and must be highly organized, motivated and able to manage multiple projects.
To apply, e-mail resume and cover letter to nem.education(at)gmail.com by March 6th.
The Julia Rogers Library Research Prize is now accepting submissions. The deadline is March 23rd, 2015. For more information on eligibility and submissions, click here.
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.