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Part-time Museum Assistants Wanted

*The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, home of the historic National
Woman's Party, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. has openings for part-time Museum Assistants for weekdays and weekends.

If interested, please go to the following website to find an official employment application:
http://www.sewallbelmont.org/mainpages/aboutus_employment.html
Submit the application along with a cover letter and resume to Elisabeth Crum,
Public Programs and Outreach Manager at elisabeth.crum@sewallbelmont.org

Elisabeth Crum
Public Programs & Outreach Manager
Sewall-Belmont House & Museum
144 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 546-1210 x17
www.sewallbelmont.org
Join the Historic National Woman's Party!

Internship-Naval History and Heritage Center

Interested in working in the Department of Defense or getting your foot in the door in the Federal Government? The following internship is a great opportunity.
The Naval History and Heritage Center is located at the Washington DC Navy Yard and offers over 30 different tracks that require 160 hours. This program accepts applicants year-round (although Summer is the preferred time as they will be able to meet other interns from across the country and globe). I have posted the position on the Shriver Center website, but
I am also willing to speak to any students who are interested as I have completed two internships at the Navy Yard.

A pdf application can be found at: http://www.umbc.edu/history/Intern-Application-NHHC.pdf
Further information may be found at
http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/org8-1.htm. Please email me at jfurgol1@umbc.edu if you have any questions/concerns.

Sincerely,

James Furgol

Rockefeller Archives Summer Internships

This is a great opportunity for someone who can spend the summer in New York. The position pays a $4,000 stipend and offers terrific archival experience.
http://www.rockarch.org/programs/internships/

Two jobs at MD State Archives

Two new job announcements posted on the Maryland State Archives' website. Please see:

http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/intromsa/employ/html/employ.html

These positions are funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant for work in the Legacy of Slavery division of the Archives' Research Department. We are currently accepting applications from any interested individual. I would imagine the History Department may have some students completing their work for their B.A. or M.A. soon who may wish to consider working at the Archives in one of these positions.

Smithsonian Institution Internships

Internship opportunities for 2011 http://www.si.edu/ofg/

Internships for Winter/Spring--deadline 12/1/2010

The Jewish Museum of Maryland has a number of “Winterternship” opportunities. Please share with any students who may be interested.

Interning with the Jewish Museum of Maryland is a dynamic, interesting, educational, and fun experience. We host interns year round in a variety of departments, so please check back frequently. For more information about interning with the museum, contact Internship Coordinator Jobi Zink at jzink@jewishmuseummd.org.

WINTER INTERNSHIPS

“Winternships” (winter internships) can begin in late December or early January and run for 4 weeks. Interns are expected to work full time and can earn course credit with approval from their academic institution. Housing is not provided. Free parking is provided.

Spring internships will be posted on or about December 1, 2010. Summer internships will be posted on or about February 1, 2011.

Media Research and Collecting Internship:

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a qualified candidate for a collections research and development internship. The internship will consist of three phases. The first phase will be researching and writing a pilot program for collecting home movies/videos focused on Jewish “simchas” (celebrations such as holidays, weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, etc). The second phase will be implementing the pilot program. The third phase, concurrent with phase two, will be arranging for the digitization, indexing and cataloging of the collected items. The intern will also be responsible for contributing to the JMM online presence through blogging his or her experience.

Applicants should be interested in museum collections work, moving pictures or Jewish history and culture. Previous museum experience is not required. This internship is part time with flexible hours. A modest honorarium is available and the internship may be used for academic credit, with the approval of your institution. Free parking is provided. Housing is not provided. The internship is open as of 1 December 2010.

Please send a cover letter, resume or CV, and three references (two of which must be academic or professional) to Rachel Kassman, Photo Archivist, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to rkassman@jewishmuseummd.org. Please include "Media Research and Collecting Intern" in your subject line.

Development Intern:

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a qualified intern to assist in the development department. The Development Intern will be responsible for assisting with data quality control, prospect research, grants management, event coordination and museum mailings.

Applicants should be interested in the business and administration aspects of the cultural arts. Previous museum experience is not required. This internship is full time and can be 4 or 10 weeks long. This internship can be used for academic credit. Stipends will be awarded, but will not offset the cost of living in Baltimore. Free parking is provided. Housing is not provided.

Please send a cover letter, resume and list of three references to Ms. Rachel Kassman, Development Coordinator, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to rkassman@jewishmuseummd.org. Please include “JMM Development Intern” in your subject line. Applications will be accepted immediately and until the internship position is filled.

Education and Programming Intern:

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a passionate and qualified intern to join the Education and Programming departments. The intern will be responsible for participating in the creative and logistical efforts of the departments. This includes, but is not limited to, leading tours and facilitating groups, writing lesson plans, creating dynamic programming, contributing to the Museum's online presence, and attending workshops and lectures.

Applicants should be interested in museum education, public programs, and visitor services. Previous museum experience is not required. “Winternship” will run 4 weeks and can begin 1 December 2010. This internship is unpaid and may be used for academic credit, with the approval of your institution. Free parking is provided. Housing is not provided.

Please send a cover letter stating your intent and why you are interested in the JMM, a resume or CV, and three references (at least two of which must be academic or professional to Elena Rosemond-Hoerr, Education and Programming Coordinator, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to erosemondhoerr@jewishmuseummd.org. Please include "Education and Programming Intern" in your subject line. Applications will be accepted immediately or until the position is filled.

Photography Intern

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a qualified candidate for an interdisciplinary internship. The intern will be responsible for photographing events and collections, processing and editing Internal Archive photos, handling and processing the photographic collection, managing online photographic efforts, and contributing to the JMM online presence.

Applicants should be interested in creating, processing, and preserving photography. Previous museum experience is not required. “Winternship” will run 4 weeks and can begin 1 December 2010. This internship is unpaid and may be used for academic credit, with the approval of your institution. Free parking is provided. Housing is not provided.

Please send a cover letter, resume or CV, and three references (two of which must be academic or professional) to Rachel Kassman, Photo Archivist, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to rkassman@jewishmuseummd.org. Please include "Photography Intern" in your subject line.

Collections Intern:
The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a qualified intern to assist in the Collections Department to work on general collections management projects. Tasks include, but are not limited to: cataloging new donations and loans, processing archival collections, object photography, data entry, digitizing photographic collections, artifact handling, and indexing and/or transcribing oral histories.

Interested students should be working toward a degree in history, art history, material culture, Jewish studies, museum studies, or archival science. Previous museum or gallery experience is not required. “Winternship” will run 4 weeks and can begin 1 December 2010. This internship may be used for academic credit.

Please send a cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to Ms. Jobi Zink, Sr. Collections Manager, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to jzink@jewishmuseummd.org. Please include “Collections Intern” in your subject line. Applications reviewed as received.


Exhibition Intern (I)

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a qualified intern to assist in the Collections and Exhibitions department to work on an upcoming exhibition, Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture and Jewish Identity. The exhibition intern will be responsible for exhibition research, compiling and updating exhibition notebook, conducting and/or transcribing oral histories, cataloging new donations and loans, data entry, and artifact handling.

Interested students should be working toward a degree in history, art history, material culture, Jewish studies, museum studies, or archival science. Previous museum or gallery experience is not required. Strong organizational skills are a plus. “Winternship” will run 4 weeks and can begin 1 December 2010. This internship can be used for academic credit.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to Ms. Karen Falk, Curator, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to kfalk@jewishmuseummd.org. Please include “Exhibition Intern” in your subject line. Applications reviewed as received.

Exhibition Intern (II)

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a qualified intern to assist in the Collections and Exhibitions department to work on an upcoming off-site exhibition, Levindale. The exhibition intern will be responsible for exhibition research, compiling and updating exhibition notebook, conducting and/or transcribing oral histories, scanning photographs, data entry, and artifact handling.

Interested students should be working toward a degree in history, art history, material culture, Jewish studies, museum studies, or archival science. Previous museum or gallery experience is not required. Strong organizational skills are a plus. “Winternship” will run 4 weeks and can begin 1 December 2010. This internship can be used for academic credit.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to Ms. Jobi Zink, Sr. Collections Manager, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to kfalk@jewishmuseummd.org. Please include “Exhibition Intern” in your subject line. Applications reviewed as received.

JMM Archives Intern

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a qualified intern to assist in the museum archives. The Archives Intern will be responsible for cataloging archival documents, and processing manuscript collections. Processing involves organizing archival collections and writing documents that help researchers locate materials within the collection. Duties may also include digitizing parts of archival collections.

Interested students should be working toward a degree in history, art history, material culture, Jewish studies, museum studies, or library science. Previous museum or library experience is not required. “Winternship” will run 4 weeks and can begin 1 December 2010.This internship can be used for academic credit.

Please send a cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to Ms. Jennifer Vess, Archivist, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to jvess@jewishmuseummd.org. Please include “JMM Archives Intern” in your subject line. Applications will be reviewed as received.

Jobi O. Zink
Sr. Collections Manager
Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 732-6400 ext. 226
jzink@jewishmuseummd.org

National Museum of American History

Internships Opportunities at the National Museum of American History. Plan now for Spring 2011. Academic credit available for undergraduate and graduate students.
http://americanhistory.si.edu/getinvolved/internprog.cfm For information about academic credit, go to:
http://www.umbc.edu/history/program1.html#Internship%20Opportunities

Several Fall 2010 Internships at JMM

FALL 2010 INTERNSHIPS
The Jewish Museum of Maryland is seeking several fall interns for its collections, exhibitions, development, and PR departments. Internships have various start dates, time commitments, and requirements so please read each advertisement carefully.

Collections Intern:
The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a qualified intern to assist in the Collections Department to work on general collections management projects. Tasks include, but are not limited to: cataloging new donations and loans, processing archival collections, object photography, data entry, digitizing photographic collections, artifact handling, and indexing and/or transcribing oral histories.

Interested students should be working toward a degree in history, art history, material culture, Jewish studies, museum studies, or archival science. Previous museum or gallery experience is not required. The internship is part time with flexible hours (minimum of 8 hours/week), beginning in October. This internship can be used for academic credit.

Please send a cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to Ms. Jobi Zink, Sr. Collections Manager, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to jzink@jewishmuseummd.org. Please include “Collections Intern” in your subject line. Applications reviewed as received.

Development Intern:

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a qualified intern to assist in the development department. The Development Intern will be responsible for assisting with data quality control, prospect research, grants management, event coordination and museum mailings.

Applicants should be interested in the business and administration aspects of the cultural arts. Previous museum experience is not required. This internship is full time and 10 weeks long, with a flexible summer start date. This internship can be used for academic credit. Stipends will be awarded, but will not offset the cost of living in Baltimore. Free parking is provided. Housing is not provided.

Please send a cover letter, resume and list of three references to Ms. Rachel Kassman, Development Coordinator, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to rkassman@jewishmuseummd.org. Please include “JMM Development Intern” in your subject line. Applications will be accepted immediately and until the internship position is filled.

Photography Intern:

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a qualified candidate for an interdisciplinary internship. The intern will be responsible for photographing events and collections, processing and editing Institutional Archive photos, handling and processing the photographic collection, managing online photographic efforts, and contributing to the JMM online presence.

Applicants should be interested in creating, processing, and preserving photography. Previous museum experience is not required. This internship is part time with flexible hours, beginning in October. This internship is unpaid and may be used for academic credit, with the approval of your institution. Free parking is provided. Housing is not provided.

Please send a cover letter, resume or CV, and three references (two of which must be academic or professional) to Rachel Kassman, Photo Archivist, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to rkassman@jewishmuseummd.org. Please include "Photography Intern" in your subject line.

JMM Archives Intern

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a qualified intern to assist in the museum archives. The Archives Intern will be responsible for cataloging archival documents, and processing manuscript collections. Processing involves organizing archival collections and writing documents that help researchers locate materials within the collection. Duties may also include digitizing parts of archival collections.

Interested students should be working toward a degree in history, art history, material culture, Jewish studies, museum studies, or library science. Previous museum or library experience is not required. The internship is 12 weeks long and requires a minimum of 8 hours/week. This internship can be used for academic credit.

Please send a cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to Ms. Jennifer Vess, Archivist, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to jvess@jewishmuseummd.org. Please include “JMM Archives Intern” in your subject line. Applications will be reviewed as received.

Exhibition Intern

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a qualified intern to assist in the Collections and Exhibitions department to work on an upcoming exhibition, Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture and Jewish Identity. The exhibition intern will be responsible for exhibition research, compiling and updating exhibition notebook, conducting and/or transcribing oral histories, cataloging new donations and loans, data entry, and artifact handling.

Interested students should be working toward a degree in history, art history, material culture, Jewish studies, museum studies, or archival science. Previous museum or gallery experience is not required. Strong organizational skills are a plus. Internship is one semester and requires a minimum of 8 hours/week. This internship can be used for academic credit.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to Ms. Karen Falk, Curator, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to kfalk@jewishmuseummd.org. Please include “Exhibition Intern” in your subject line. Applications reviewed as received.

Marketing and Public Relations Intern

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a qualified intern to assist with basic marketing tasks. Tasks include, but are not limited to: updating press and media lists, making phone calls, compiling spread sheets, keeping schedule of marketing deadlines, assisting with online communications, and some writing responsibilities. Intern must be comfortable performing these sorts of activities. Excellent opportunity to learn nuts and bolts of nonprofit marketing in a stimulating environment.

Interested students should be working toward an undergraduate degree in a field such as marketing, Jewish studies, English, or arts management. Previous museum or gallery experience is not required. This internship is unpaid, but there is an opportunity to gain college credit.

Please send a cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to Ms. Simone Ellin, PR Director, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to sellin@jewishmuseummd.org Applications reviewed as received.

Media Research and Collecting Intern:

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a qualified candidate for a collections research and development internship. The internship will consist of three phases. The first phase will be researching and writing a pilot program for collecting home movies/videos focused on Jewish “simchas” (celebrations such as holidays, weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, etc). The second phase will be implementing the pilot program. The third phase, concurrent with phase two, will be arranging for the digitization, indexing and cataloging of the collected items. The intern will also be responsible for contributing to the JMM online presence through blogging his or her experience.

Applicants should be interested in museum collections work, moving pictures or Jewish history and culture. Previous museum experience is not required. This internship is part time with flexible hours. A modest honorarium is available and the internship may be used for academic credit, with the approval of your institution. Free parking is provided. Housing is not provided. The internship is open as of 1 September 2010.

Please send a cover letter, resume or CV, and three references (two of which must be academic or professional) to Rachel Kassman, Photo Archivist, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to rkassman@jewishmuseummd.org. Please include "Media Research and Collecting Intern" in your subject line.

Jobi O. Zink
Sr. Collections Manager
Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 732-6400 ext. 226
jzink@jewishmuseummd.org

Richmond Historical Commission Internship

Richmond [MASS] Historical Commission - Historic Preservation
Community Historical Resources Inventory Analyst/Intern (Richmond,
Massachusetts, U.S.)

The Richmond Historical Commission was established to administer the
town’s historic districts, to survey Richmond’s architecture and
publish its findings, and to research and mark historic sites.

http://www.richmondma.org/townhistory.htm

Position Historic preservation community historical resources inventory
analyst

Positions: Three field research/analyst positions

Description: The Richmond [MASS] Historical Commission requires three
interns to assist in completing its community historical resources
inventory. Founded in 1765, Richmond is a rural Massachusetts town in
Berkshire County. The inventory is a Massachusetts state-mandated
project that will be submitted to the Massachusetts Historical
Commission. The analysts shall have the responsibilities of describing
buildings, structures, objects, areas, burial grounds, landscape
features, and sites that are of historical, architectural, or
archaeological importance. Most research will be concerned with
buildings. An analyst may focus on the historical background and/or
architectural description of the buildings depending on his personal
interest and skill set. Interns will be under professional
supervision.

Location: Richmond is ten minutes by car from Pittsfield, Mass.,
fifteen minutes from Stockbridge, forty-five minutes from Albany, and
2.5 hours from New York City. It is in the heart of the culturally
rich Berkshires that is home to numerous summer arts programs,
including Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony
Orchestra, which is ten minutes distant by car. Jacob’s Pillow dance
festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Shakespeare & Co., Hancock
Shaker Village, and the Norman Rockwell Museum and other arts sites
are all nearby.

Dates and Time Commitment: June 15 – August 31, Monday-Friday

Compensation: These are unpaid internships.

Housing: Housing is available at no cost in a National Register listed
1795 saltbox farmhouse in Richmond. The house is in the scenically
beautiful Richmond valley with views of the Lenox mountain range. The
house has no running water, and obtains its water from a pump. An
historic

outhouse is used. Richmond Pond offers swimming at the town beach.
Horseback riding facilities and hiking opportunities are available in
the town. Smokers are not acceptable.

Qualifications: Candidates should be able to work independently, and
be in pursuit of a degree in historic preservation, architectural
history, American history, museum studies degree, or a similar degree.

Academic Credit: The Commission will cooperate with the intern and
school in structuring a work program that will allow for academic
credit.

How to apply Please send your resume and a cover letter to Edward
Andrews at edandrews@earthlink.net
Edward Andrews
edandrews@earthlink.net
Phone: (646) 764-8702

ADDRESS: 2305 University Ave.
Apt. 6-i
Bronx, NY 10468

New York Parks and Recreation Internship

New York State Office of Parks and Recreation - Archive Intern
(Salamanca, New York, U.S.)

Allegany State Park, Salamanca, New York is NYS s largest state park,
known for its wildlife and containing 65,000 acres of mature forests,
three lakes and several streams. The park, founded in 1929, has a rich
history of early settlements, Seneca Indians, logging, CCC camps and
skiing.

http://www.nysparks.com

Historical Document/Photo Archiving Applicant will assist in
cataloguing, accessioning and preparing photos, documents and
artifacts according to best preservation practices for retention in
the Allegany Region files. Good organizational and computer skills are
required. Candidate will work with members of the Allegany Historical
Society and regional staff in establishing protocols and procedures
for documentation and access to the files. The Park has an extensive
collection of photos and papers relating to the history of Allegany
which have never been catalogued.

An interview in person or by phone is required. Interested parties
should submit a resume with a listing of course work completed or
expected to be completed by June 2010 with a letter of interest. This
is an unpaid internship although housing may be provided to a
qualified candidate.

Application Deadline: 09/30/2010

How to apply Send a letter of interest with contact information and a
resume with a listing of course work completed or expected to be
completed by June 2010 to the contact information. Interviews are
required either in person or by phone.
Lynn LeFeber
lynn.lefeber@oprhp.state.ny.us
Phone: (716) 354-9101

ADDRESS: 2372 ASP Rte. #1
Allegany State Park
Salamanca, NY 14779

NIH Internship--Bethesda

Office of NIH History - Historical/Archival Researcher (Bethesda,
Maryland, U.S.)

Some applicants for the Kinyoun project at the National Institutes of
Health have been caught up in the travel chaos that resulted from the
Icelandic volcano eruption. As a consequence, the deadline for
applications has been extended for two weeks to 14th May 2010.

Joseph J. Kinyoun, MD (1860-1919): Historical/Archival Research Project

The Office of History and the National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
are looking for an early career historian to work on the recently
discovered papers of Joseph J. Kinyoun.

Kinyoun was a key figure in the history of late 19th and early 20th
century American life sciences. From his base in the Marine Hospital
Service (MHS), in 1887 Kinyoun, then a young MHS physician trained in
the new bacteriological methods, set up a one-room laboratory in the
Marine Hospital at Stapleton, Staten Island, New York, commonly
regarded as the forerunner of the NIH and NIAID. Kinyoun called this
facility a "laboratory of hygiene" in imitation of German facilities,
and to indicate that the laboratory's purpose was to serve the
public's health. Within a few months, Kinyoun had identified the
cholera bacillus in suspicious cases and used his Zeiss microscope to
demonstrate it to his colleagues as confirmation of their clinical
diagnoses. "As the symptoms . . . were by no means well defined," he
wrote, "the examinations were confirmatory evidence of the value of
bacteria cultivation as a means of positive diagnosis." Kinyoun went
on to play major roles in other epidemics, notably of bubonic plague
in San Francisco. He helped to establish scientific infectious disease
control and microbiology in the U.S.

The goal of the project is two-fold: 1) to assemble in a systematic
manner the major repository for primary sources related to Kinyoun and
his work; 2) to develop Web-based exhibits on Kinyoun, his career, and
his life and times. The historian would be supervised by Robert
Martensen, MD, PhD and David Cantor, PhD, respectively Director and
Deputy Director of the Office of NIH History & Museum. The incumbent
would also work closely with History Office Archivist Barbara Harkins
and Hank Grasso, who is responsible for Museum interpretive materials.
At NIAID, the incumbent would work with David M. Morens, MD
(OD/NIAID).

The incumbent will be expected to present his/her findings in public
presentations (including the 125th anniversary of NIAID and NIH in
2012) and to publish his/her findings in appropriate venues, such as
the American Journal of Public Health. She/he would participate in the
active seminar program of the History Office:
http://history.nih.gov/about/seminars.html.

The appointment would be for two years, subject to review after the
first 12 months. Support would be based on the IRTA scale for
post-doctoral appointments and be provided by NIAID. The successful
applicant should have their PhD or equivalent by the time he/she takes
up the appointment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: EXTENDED TO 14TH MAY 2010

Send the following materials via email to David Cantor, PhD –
cantord@mail.nih.gov.
1. Your full name and contact information
2. A statement setting out your qualifications for undertaking this
project, and how you see an historical/archival project on Kinyoun
advancing historical scholarship. The statement should be no more than
2 pages in length (single spaced).
3. Your curriculum vitae
4. Names, addresses, and affiliations of two people who will provide
reference letters

Send the following materials via regular mail to David Cantor, PhD:
5. Graduate transcripts.
6. Letters of reference NOTE: Please inform the two references who
will write in support of your application that they may submit their
letters initially via email to David Cantor, but that these letters
must be received before the deadline, and that hard copies on
institutional letterhead stationery must follow for your application
to be considered.

Please send documents to the address listed below:
David Cantor, PhD.,
Kinyoun Project
Office of History,
Building 45, Room 3AN38 | MSC 6330
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892-6330

Contact Info:
E-mail: cantord@mail.nih.gov
Documents:
David Cantor, PhD.,
Kinyoun Project
Office of History,
Building 45, Room 3AN38 | MSC 6330
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892-6330

Website: http://history.nih.gov

NPS Paid Internship

National Park Service | Chesapeake Bay Office
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Summer 2010 Project Assistant Internship Opportunity

The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking a graduate student during summer 2010 to serve as project assistant to the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail at the National Park Service’s Chesapeake Bay Office, located in Annapolis.

The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail was designated by Congress in 2008 to commemorate the Chesapeake Campaign of the War of 1812 in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Currently in its conceptual stages, the 290-mile land and water trail network, when completed, will connect sites and landscapes where people can learn about and reflect on the causes, events and outcomes of the War of 1812 through recreation and learning experiences that the NPS develops in partnership with existing parks, historic sites, byways and trails. The NPS has begun coordinating the development of a management plan that will help coordinate the efforts of federal, state, and local governments, nonprofits, and residents as the War of 1812 Bicentennial approaches, to preserve and interpret Trail resources and provide opportunities for learning, recreation, and understanding of the Chesapeake’s history and culture.

As development of the Star-Spangled Banner NHT management plan continues this summer, duties will include compiling information on the resources, sites, segments and landscapes associated with the War of 1812 in Maryland, Virginia and DC; collecting information on related local planning, zoning, and transportation efforts relevant to significant landscapes and shorelines; developing information and orientation materials; and coordinating meeting logistics associated with management planning. The internship includes regular communications with partners and the public through social media, website updates, information-sharing, following up on project and partner leads, and participation at events promoting the Trail.

The intern will also assist as needed with related NPS projects along the Captain John Smith Cheasapeake NHT and through the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network.

This position requires a student with demonstrated skills in research and documentation and verbal and written communications. An ideal candidate is personable, detail-oriented, self-motivated and has excellent organizational skills. An interest in and/or familiarity with parks and trails planning and policy, heritage and recreation-based tourism, and interpretation is beneficial.

Compensation is $15/hour, 30-40 hours/week, up to 600 hours. The internship may be extended on a part-time basis into the fall semester.

Email your resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample to: Suzanne Copping, Star-Spangled Banner NHT Project Manager atsuzanne_copping@nps.gov.

Newseum Internship

The Newseum - Spring Internships (Washington, D.C., U.S.)

Newseum Spring Internship
Are you looking for an exciting internship that will provide you with
the skills necessary to help you obtain full-time museum employment? If
so, the Newseum's Collections Internship is for you!
The Newseum, a revolutionary 250,000-square-foot museum of news, offers
visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with
up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits. At the Newseum, we
pride ourselves on creating up-to-the minute exhibits and actively
collecting modern and historic artifacts. As a Newseum intern you can
work at our museum downtown or our state-of-the-art storage center in
Laurel, Maryland (or both). Internship hours are flexible and can be
arranged to fit individual's schedules - this can include morning and
weekend work. You will be a member of the small, dynamic Collections
team and will be able to make an enormous contribution to the work we
do. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain Collections experience and
be involved in the day-to-day operations of one of Washington, D.C.'s
most popular museums!
Intern responsibilities will include, but are not limited to assisting
Registrars and Collections Specialists with the following tasks:
- Daily monitoring and recording of environmental conditions
(temperature, relative humidity, lighting, etc.) in gallery spaces
- Processing donations and incoming loans, including cataloging
artifacts in database
- Monitoring and reporting on exhibition conditions as they
pertain to exhibited collections
- Assisting with the cleaning of exhibits and artifacts on display
pre-opening
- Aiding in the installation and de-installation of exhibited
artifacts
- Compiling information for the new Standard Facilities Report
particularly regarding the environmental conditions/calculations for
each of the galleries
- Helping with basic artifact conservation
- If time and interest permits, short-term, independent research
projects related to the collection can be designed

Newspaper archives internship project
- For those who already possess or would like to gain archival
experience, there is the opportunity to work on a self-directed archival
project with the Newseum's outstanding 35,000 piece newspaper collection
(this project will take place at the Newseum's storage facility in
Laurel, MD)

For all internship opportunities:
Experience/Skills
Candidates should possess basic computer skills, an interest in
collections/registration work, and the ability to lift 30 pounds.
Timing/Duration/Pay
Internships last for a minimum of 12 weeks and may be part or full time.
This internship position is for college credit only.
Application Process
Please email cover letter and resume to mscott@newseum.org.


Maeve Gaynor Scott
Registrar
Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202.292.6327

Jewish Museum of Maryland Internships

The Jewish Museum of Maryland will have several internships available in the winter and spring. Please feel free to distribute this advertisement to interested students. Other internships will be posted in the next few weeks as well.

Winter/Spring 2010 Internship—Collections and Exhibitions Department

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks a qualified intern to assist in the Collections and Exhibitions department to work on an upcoming exhibition, Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture and Jewish Identity.

JMM interns work closely with museum professionals on various aspects of collections and exhibition research. Tasks may include, but are not limited to: visual and newspaper research for exhibition development, conducting and/or transcribing oral histories, cataloging new donations and loans, processing archival collections, object photography, data entry, digitizing photographic collections, gallery preparation, and artifact handling.

Interested students should be working toward a degree in history, art history, material culture, Jewish studies, museum studies, or archival science. Previous museum or gallery experience is not required.

Housing is not provided.

Winter/Spring internships are unpaid, but may be taken for academic credit. Winter interns generally work full time for 4 weeks during winter break before the start of the spring semester. Spring interns generally work 2 days a week for the full semester.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, availability and list of three references to Ms. Karen Falk, Curator, Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore MD 21202 or to kfalk@jewishmuseummd.org. Applications reviewed as received.


Thank you very much for your assistance. Please let me know if you have any questions.
-Jobi Zink




Jobi O. Zink
Sr. Collections Manager
Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

NEW PHONE NUMBER:
(410) 732-6400 ext. 226
jzink@jewishmuseummd.org

Newspaper Research Project--Environmental History

Research Assistant: Newspaper Archive Research
Desc: A part-time student assistant position is available at the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education at UMBC to retrieve, sort, organize, and annotate a reference database of online articles and news coverage. This work is part of ongoing research on the development of severe floods on the Red River of the North in North Dakota and Minnesota

Qualifications: Position requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to work independently with limited supervision, and experience with online research tools. Skill and experience with bibliographic software such as EndNotes, and experience with research and organization of archival research databases are strong assets.
Apply: Submit letter of application, current resume and transcript information, and approximate availability for Fall Semester to:

Stuart S. Schwartz Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Baltimore, Maryland 21250
410.455.2748 stu_schwartz@umbc.edu

Maryland Conservation Heritage Internship

The Maryland Conservation Heritage Project, designed to preserve, promote
and interpret the legacy of resource conservation in Maryland, is looking
for interns to help kick off a long term project.

Interns will work at Maryland State Parks, State Forestry Field Offices
and Historic areas managed by the Department of Natural Resources to
identify, collect and conserve artifacts and archival materials (including
photographs, papers, film and other historical records) that document the goals and achievements of Maryland's conservation agencies dating back to the mid-19th century.

Interns will be expected to document the location and condition of these artifacts, recommend a plan of action to ensure their preservation, and conduct research to help establish their historical significance.

Interested individuals should send a short resume and an email indicating their interest in a Maryland Conservation Heritage Project Summer Internship to the State Park Historian, Ross Kimmel: RKIMMEL@dnr.state.md.us

Civil War Preservation Trust Internship

http://www.civilwar.org/aboutus/employment.html#Internship_Opportunities

Friends of Chesapeake Gateways Internship

This fall, we are launching an initiative to promote heritage tourism to Chesapeake Gateway sites.
- research on events taking place at gateways, write up
interesting/informative postings (in a tourism style) for two web sites
- attend events and then post entries to the web, facebook, and twitter -promoting the sites and getting others interested in attending
- assist with general website stuff (we use a wordpress site, actually launching today/tomorrow, but experience with HTML would be a big plus!)
- assist with geocaching project related to the Star Spangled Banner trail
- research, writing, site selection, etc.
- assist with press releases and media outreach
- track Gateways "in the news" through google alerts etc and create short blurbs/updates

....the list goes on and on!
Contact:
Eleanor Mahoney
Friends of Chesapeake Gateways
ph: 410.260.2484/ fax: 410.263.2135
410 Severn Ave, Suite 314
Annapolis, MD 21403


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