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.
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.
2013 Strathmore Summer Internships – North Bethesda, Maryland
Application Deadline: March 1, 2013
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. In addition to these specific departmental duties, all summer internships also include responsibilities at outdoor summer events. Some physical labor is required and intern candidates must be capable of lifting 40-50 lbs.
Strathmore also offers internships during the semester. For more information, visit its main website.
The University of Virginia is proud to sponsor summer archaeological field schools at three of Virginia’s premier historic sites: the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown, Thomas Jefferson’s primary home at Monticello, and Jefferson’s personal retreat and plantation at Poplar Forest. These field schools offer a unique opportunity for students to make a contribution to the research and interpretation of early American history. Students receive 6 graduate credits (Anthropology 5589) from the University of Virginia.
Each field school provides a foundation in current methods and theories of historical archaeology, and offers both the untrained and experienced student the opportunity to learn the practical skills of site survey, excavation, recording, and laboratory procedures. A good part of each day is spent doing excavation which requires physical endurance and excellent health. On-site instruction, lectures, discussion sessions, and field trips to other archaeological sites complement the field work.
For more information or to apply for these internships, visit the individual sites below:
Monticello Archaeological Field School
Six week session: June 3 through July 12, 2013
Application Deadline: April 14th, 2013
Jamestown Recovery Field School
Six-week session: May 28th – July 4th, 2013
Application deadline: April 19th, 2013
The field school is designed to teach the methods and theories of fieldwork in American Historical Archaeology and offers both the untrained and experienced student the opportunity to learn the practical skills of excavation and recording. It also provides an excellent educational opportunity for teachers seeking recertification in the social studies content area.
Poplar Forest Field School
Field School Dates: June 2 – July 12, 2013
Application Deadline: April 19, 2013
Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Deadline: Rolling admissions
The Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) invites you to participate in our newly reorganized academic internship program. We offer a diversity of opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students with majors ranging from history, archaeology, and anthropology to GIS, geography, library science, and public history. Below, internships are organized by general category and then specific internship opportunities are summarized. A DHR staff contact is listed at the end of each opportunity. Internships are planned to be offered on an ongoing basis and start/end dates can be tailored to fit your institution’s academic schedule.
Admission to our academic internship program is competitive, but our goal is to be flexible in making internships available to qualified students while advancing our agency’s work to identify, record, research, and preserve Virginia’s cultural heritage.
Our staff is available to coordinate directly with faculty members to formulate a class project that can be completed over the course of one or two semesters. We also will work one-on-one with a faculty member and student to design an appropriate internship for an independent study, capstone course, or thesis research, to take place over one or more semesters. Please note that DHR’s academic internships are unpaid positions, but are designed to fulfill academic credit requirements.
In addition to our main office in Richmond, DHR has regional offices in Stephens City, Salem, and Newport News. Although many of our internships require a presence in one of our offices, some can be completed by students in more distant locations who can travel to our office one to three times during the course of their project.
History/Architectural History/Historic Preservation/Public History Internships
National Register Nominations
DHR welcomes and encourages preparation of nominations for historic properties throughout Virginia. Our staff will work with faculty members and an individual student or group of students to identify properties that are appropriate for nominating. We provide training to the students focusing on how to complete all parts of the nomination form (with particular emphasis on the narrative description and historic context sections). We also have numerous opportunities for updating nominations of properties that were listed in the 1960s and 1970s. This academic internship provides students with direct experience in architectural survey (typically interior and exterior of a single building), historic research, and writing, and gives the student a tangible product that meets professional standards. The internship is appropriate for graduate and advanced undergraduate students majoring in architectural history and historic preservation, and may be suitable for history and public history majors who also have completed course study in architectural history. For more information, contact Register Program Manager Marc Wagner at email@example.com
Public History through Digital Media
DHR seeks to expand the digital exhibits that we present on our website, www.dhr.virginia.gov. In 2013-2014, we are particularly interested in exhibits that focus on Virginia’s architecture, historic properties, and events that have been important to shaping the Commonwealth’s cultural landscapes. The digital exhibits are intended for the public, presenting information in an accessible and engaging manner, typically in a slideshow format. Short videos also may be appropriate, depending on topic. DHR staff will work with faculty members and an individual student or group of students to identify appropriate topics for digital exhibits, access to DHR’s archival materials, and guidance in identifying other appropriate archival repositories. This academic internship provides students with a creative opportunity to develop an original public history exhibit based on their own research. The internship is appropriate for graduate and advanced undergraduate students majoring in history, public history, architectural history, and historic preservation, and for education, museum studies, and web content students who also have completed course study in architectural history and/or history and historiography. For more information, contact Register Program Manager Marc Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Dominion Virginia
DHR is developing a new initiative that focuses on Virginia’s built environment dating from 1946 through 1991. Although our built environment illustrates the legacies of this important period during which tremendous change occurred, many aspects are poorly documented and understood. DHR is now seeking to develop historic contexts that focus on a broad range of topics – architecture, social history, agriculture, transportation, military, conservation, and many more. Student projects are expected to consist of research papers, approximately 20-25 pages in length (appropriate for an independent study or capstone course). We also seek to develop a collection of biographical sketches of architects with major work in Virginia between 1946 and 1991. DHR staff will work with faculty members and an individual student or group of students to identify appropriate topics for historic contexts and biographical sketches, to gather research materials, and to provide guidance in defining an appropriate scope and time frame on which the student can focus. Products of New Dominion Virginia will be placed on DHR’s website in a new section of our Education page. This academic internship provides students with an opportunity to contribute to an important new initiative at DHR and to see their work published on DHR’s website. The internship is appropriate for graduate and advanced undergraduate students majoring in history, public history, architectural history, and historic preservation. For more information, contact Register Program Manager Marc Wagner at email@example.com
Archives and Records Management – History, Architectural History, and Archaeology Internships:
Archaeological Records Management
DHR has an ongoing need for academic interns to assist with archaeological records management. Principal tasks for interns include checking the agency’s recent incoming collections for reports, field notes, and other documentation, while noting the presence/absence and current location of these documents, as well as updating DHR’s internal databases and online inventory system. Duplicate records will be eliminated. Digital records will be transferred to a location accessible to DHR staff and independent researchers. This internship provides direct experience with managing the post-field phase of archaeological investigations, when data must be organized into usable and coherent sets for future research purposes. The internship is appropriate for graduate students in anthropology, archaeology, cultural resources management, and library science programs. It can be beneficial for students to coordinate the internship as a follow up to their first archaeological fieldwork experience, but this is not required. Contact Dee DeRoche, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jolene Smith, email@example.com
Archival Records Enrichment
DHR has an ongoing need for academic interns to assist with historic resource records enrichment. Data clean-up may be related to buildings, structures, and historic districts or to archaeological sites. The objective is to upgrade the level of data to allow for more complete and useful queries of our databases. The internship is appropriate for students in anthropology, archaeology, historic preservation, architectural history, cultural resources management, and library science programs who seek direct experience with records management according to professional standards. In large part, a data enrichment project may be tailored to a student’s research interests. Contact Quatro Hubbard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collections Management – Archaeology Internships:
Artifact Collections Internship
DHR’s archaeological study collection contains thousands of artifacts from all time periods and site types in Virginia. DHR seeks an intern to continue the process of documenting artifacts held as a part of this collection in an electronic database. This long-term project may be divided into segments to suit the intern’s research interests. Principal tasks for interns include inventorying artifacts in study collection drawers, updating each collections inventory list, identifying and noting conservation needs of artifacts, and improving storage by transferring materials as needed to archivally stable containers. This internship provides direct experience in a professional laboratory and collections setting, and instruction on and experience with collections management according to professional standards. The internship is appropriate for an independent study, thesis research, or capstone project for graduate students and advanced undergraduates in anthropology, archaeology, cultural resources management, materials conservation, and museum studies. For more information, contact Dee DeRoche at email@example.com
Public Archaeology Internships:
Public Archaeology through Digital Media
DHR seeks to expand the digital exhibits that we present on our website, www.dhr.virignia.gov. Academic interns will have an opportunity to create digital educational modules based on a particular artifact category or archaeological site. The specific topic may be tailored to the student’s research interests. The digital exhibits are intended for the public, presenting information in an accessible and engaging manner, typically in a slideshow format. Short videos also may be appropriate, depending on topic. DHR staff will work with faculty members and an individual student or group of students to identify appropriate topics for digital exhibits, access to DHR’s archival materials, and guidance in identifying other appropriate archival repositories. This academic internship provides students with a creative opportunity to develop an original public archaeology exhibit based on their own research, and can provide a foundation for beginning thesis research or for showcasing the results of a thesis or capstone project. The internship is appropriate for an independent study, thesis research, or capstone project for graduate students and advanced undergraduates in anthropology, archaeology, and cultural resources management, and for education, museum studies, and web content students who also have completed course study in archaeology and/or anthropology. For more information, contact Dee DeRoche at firstname.lastname@example.org
DHR maintains a set of Archaeology Resource Kits (ARKs) that have circulated among schools, historical societies, and museums throughout Virginia. Rotating exhibits also are on display in our main office in Richmond. Academic interns will have an opportunity to update and improve the ARKs and to design small interpretive exhibits that will be located in our main office. This academic internship provides students with a creative opportunity to develop an original public archaeology exhibit based on their own research, and can provide a foundation for beginning thesis research or for showcasing the results of a thesis or capstone project. The internship is appropriate for an independent study, thesis research, or capstone project for graduate students and advanced undergraduates in anthropology, archaeology, and cultural resources management, and for education, museum studies, and web content students who also have completed course study in archaeology and/or anthropology. For more information, contact Quatro Hubbard at email@example.com.
Archaeology/Anthropology Thesis and Dissertation Research
DHR encourages the use of agency collections and records for academic research. DHR holds extensive archaeological collections and records on many sites which have not undergone analysis. In addition, opportunities for comparative analysis are numerous. Possibilities for the development regional predictive models using GIS also exist using DHR’s archaeological site data. Contact Jolene Smith for details at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Deadline: January 4, 2013 by 4PM EST.
The Chronicle of Higher Education is offering paid internships during Summer 2013. The positions being offered are:
Interns will be hired to work in two areas of the newsroom: editorial, and data and interactives. Editorial interns will report and write daily news articles for The Chronicle‘s Web site (which often appear subsequently in print), write news articles for other sections of the newspaper, blog, and do research for special projects. Interns who prove themselves as reporters and writers are often asked to write full-length features. All writing, including that done by staff reporters, is carefully edited. Interns typically leave with a set of strong, varied clips.
Requirements: Experience writing for publication, either at a student newspaper or a professional publication, is required. Candidates with previous internships and deadline-reporting experience are preferred. Candidates must be able to legally work in the United States and to stay through the term of the internship.
Data and Interactives Intern
Requirements: Candidates must be able to demonstrate experience – either at a student or professional publication – with data reporting, programming for news sites, or designing interactive multimedia projects. Those with previous internship and deadline-driven newsroom experience preferred. Candidates must be able to legally work in the United States and to stay through the term of the internship.
Oral History Shraybers (Field Processors)
Deadline: January 13th, 2013
Oral history shraybers can work from any computer with internet access. The job will include the following steps for each interview:
- Watch 1-2 hour video recording, tracking the flow of topics discussed in the interview;
- Write a 400-600 word abstract, summarizing the interview content;
- Identify interview highlights and “great moments” for possible use on the Book Center’s website or in its publications, noting timecode and writing a brief description for each potential excerpt;
- Assign keywords based on a standardized list, allowing for greater access and searchability of interview contents.
- Participation in a web-based, live training (3-5 hours over two Sunday sessions in February and March 2013)
- Commitment to process a minimum of 10 interviews per year (approximately 2-6 hours of processing time per interview), for at least one year
- Maintenance of regular contact with project staff
Requirements and Qualifications:
- Interest in Jewish stories
- Basic familiarity with and knowledge of Jewish culture
- Ability to write a clear and engaging synopsis of each interview
- Facility with computer word processing, emailing, and accessing websites
- Access to high-speed internet on your home, office, or shared computer
- Ability to watch videos on the internet
- Access to a computer with a webcam for training sessions
- Attention to detail
- Excellent listening skills
- Ability to work independently with low-level supervision by the project staff
- Successful completion of training
PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to know Yiddish to do this work! However, any familiarity with Yiddish language, culture, and history is a plus.
Fill out an application here.
George Washington Entrepreneur Internships – Mt. Vernon
Deadline: February 22, 2013
Mount Vernon’s Department of Archaeology offers an ongoing internship program designed to give undergraduate, graduate students and recent graduates experience in the field of historical archaeology. In the past, students have focused on different themes of colonial historical archaeology including African-American archaeology, industrial archaeology, landscape studies, museum education and outreach, website development / public relations, and material culture studies
The Collections Department invites applications year-round from undergraduate and graduate students seeking semester, year-long, or summer internships in the following areas:
- Collections Management – assisting collections management staff with various projects including object inventories, database management, condition reporting, and object handling and packing.
- Conservation – assisting conservation staff with current projects in the laboratory including condition surveys of the collections, treatment of objects for display in the historic area or Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, assisting with ongoing preventative conservation projects.
- Curatorial – assisting curatorial staff with development and research of Mount Vernon’s fine and decorative arts collections; cataloging and collections information storage and retrieval; formulating furnishing plans and seasonal scenarios for the Mansion and outbuildings; developing new exhibitions and displays in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum.
Historic Trades will select up to six students for its Summer 2013 internships. This program is open to active undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of college and will not have completed their undergraduate studies as of June 3, 2013. Candidates should have a background in history or agriculture, be comfortable with public speaking, and be available during the entire ten-week internship period of June 3-August 9, 2013.
All interns will complete a brief training program in interpretive methodology and historical content. Key topics will include 18th-century economics and agricultural methods, distilling and milling, and slavery. Upon completion of training, interns will work as full-time Historic Trades Interpreters under the direction of our professional interpretive staff. Interns will be expected to work a five-day, 40-hour week that will include every other weekend. Interns will be expected to wear period clothing whenever working on site. In addition, interns will participate in special field trips to other historic sites and museums in the region. Interns also will be required to complete a short research project on George Washington, agriculture, 18th-century trades, or related topics. Historic Trades will be happy to work with colleges and universities to ensure that, if applicable, course credit requirements are met.
Students accepted into the program will receive reimbursement for travel expenses to and from Mount Vernon, accommodations on the estate, and estimated biweekly wages of $450 (based on hours worked, accommodations in addition, all before taxes). As representatives of Mount Vernon, interns are required to adhere to Mount Vernon’s policies and principles.
Spring and Fall 2012 Strathmore Hall Internships – North Bethesda, Maryland
College and graduate students interested in an arts management career are encouraged to apply for a Fall Internship at Strathmore for the period of January through May/June 2012. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and positions are offered based on the needs of Strathmore and interests of applicants. Internships are unpaid.
Internships may be based in any of the following departments: marketing and communications, visual arts, historic tours, education, development, and event planning. Ideal applicants will possess at least two years of liberal arts, arts management or arts-related study at the college level, but first or second year students will be considered. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are essential. Applicants must demonstrate a sincere interest in the behind-the-scenes operation of an arts center. Access to a car and previous experience in customer service or arts administration are beneficial.
To apply please send resume, cover letter, contact information for two references and transcript (unofficial is accepted) to Miriam Teitel, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, N. Bethesda MD 20852 or email@example.com
The German Academic Exchange Service sponsors numerous opportunities for U.S. undergraduates and graduates to pursue study, independent research or internships in Germany. Here are some opportunities and their upcoming deadlines:
EMGIP – Bundestag Internship
Deadline: September 15, 2012
A two-month internship in the German parliament, the Bundestag. Positions will match student interests and academic/professional experience. Applicants must have junior or senior standing in fields such as political science, international relations, law, history, economics or German. They must also be fluent in German and possess excellent writing skills.
German Studies Research Grant
Deadlines: November 1, 2012 and May 1, 2013
These grants are awarded to highly qualified undergraduates nominated by their department chairs. The grants may be used for short-tern research (1-2 months) in North America or Germany. They are meant to encourage research and promote the study of cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of contemporary German affairs from interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary programs.
Study Scholarships for Graduating Seniors
Deadline: November 15, 2012
These provide highly qualified individuals with an opportunity to conduct independent study or complete a full Master’s degree in Germany.
University Summer Course Grant
Deadline: December 15th, 2012
Scholarships for three to four week summer courses taught in German at German Universities, with a focus mainly on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Applicants must have sophomore standing and a minimum of four semesters of college German.
Deadline: January 31, 2013
Sophomores and Juniors can apply for these scholarships funding study, thesis research or internships in Germany. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in Germany and explain how their time there will impact their future or academic goals.
internXchange Summer Journalism Internship Program
Deadline: January 31, 2013
This unique program provides outstanding young journalists and communications students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the society, culture, values and political attitudes in Germany. Participants spend six weeks at the Freie Universität Berlin for a series of full-day seminars on German politics, culture and media. They subsequently embark on an intensive five-week internship with a German newspaper, magazine, radio station or PR agency.