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Internship Opportunity – Senator Tim Kaine, Roanoke, VA

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine’s West Central Office, located in Roanoke, is seeking Constituent Service and Outreach Interns for the summer 2019 semester. Students will have the opportunity to witness the daily functioning of the U.S. Senate and gain valuable experience in the field of government. Applicants should be enrolled full-time and may be paid for their work or seek college credit through the internship, depending on school policy. Potential interns should carry strong communication skills, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and major in political science, public affairs, public policy, or other...

Museum Intern, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming (Housing and $2,500 Stipend included)

Museum intern: In 2019, Grand Teton’s museum/archives program seeks an intern to assist with several research projects: ● Complete draft Housekeeping and Integrated Pest Management Plans for museum and archive storage areas ● Assist with conducting preliminary research on mountain climbing history in GTNP and collecting oral history interviews with members of the local climbing community ● Complete an initial context study of “imaging Grand Teton NP”—a history of painters, filmmakers, and artists This position is best suited for an intern with a background in history, museum management,...

Oak Spring Garden Foundation, Upperville, VA

COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT INTERN OSGF (https://www.osgf.org/) is undertaking a large effort to document and track the tangible assets held at the Oak Spring estate, including fine art, decorative arts and furniture, and other valuables.  Location: Upperville, VA (housing provided, if needed); The Oak Spring estate is located in rural northern Virginia, 15 minutes from the nearest town. Having access to a car is desirable, but not essential. Payment: Monthly stipend of $2,000 (taxable) and will be provided with selfcatering accommodation on the Oak Spring Estate (if needed). Applications...

Museum Intern, Taylor County History Center, Buffalo Gap, Texas

Free, on-site housing available. Summer Internship: Mid-May to mid-August; may vary per student academic schedule Early Decision: February 16, 2018 (priority will be given to these applicants) Application Deadline: March 2, 2018 Mission Statement: The mission of the Taylor County History Center shall be to collect, preserve, and exhibit artifacts, structures, and landscapes of historical, cultural, and environmental nature of the last fifty years (1875-1925) of the West Texas Frontier. The artifact and archive collections shall be used for educational, scholarly, and genealogical research...

Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program, Deerfield, MA

Historic Deerfield, Inc. invites college juniors and seniors to apply for its nine-week, tuition-free Summer Fellowship Program in History and Material Culture. Located in the scenic Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Historic Deerfield is the perfect place to explore New England and regional history, material culture and museum studies. Summer Fellows... Live in the historic village Explore history and material culture studies in hands-on classroom seminars, walking tours and room studies with Historic Deerfield staff and visiting lecturers Learn to guide and interpret in...

Historic Preservation Internship, Warrenton, VA

This is a paid internship in Historic Preservation. The Fauquier County Department of Community Development is seeking one or two interns to work during the 2018 winter and/or spring semesters (February-April 2018). The intern(s) would be responsible for working closely with the Fauquier County Preservation Planner to identify and record approximately 30 historic cemeteries located throughout the county to be chosen from a previously-determined list of unrecorded cemeteries. Interns would be conducting fieldwork and completing the Fauquier County Cemetery Documentation Form for each...

Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) program

Through VSFS, students can intern from wherever they are – from dorm rooms to libraries to coffee shops, or anywhere in the world with a broadband or Internet connection. Students set their own schedules too – working on projects on a timetable that fits their life. Students work on projects that advance the work of government on multiple fronts, including many that draw on history majors' research, analysis, and communication skills. Go to the VSFS site (https://vsfs.state.gov/) , select "See All Projects" at the top, and use "history" as your search...

U. S. Department of State, Create Podcasts about American Diplomatic History

Here's your chance to create podcasts based on digitized interviews of retired Foreign Service Officers. You will select your topic, create an introduction with music, a musical segue if you choose, and an ending. The podcasts will become part of the permanent archive on www.adst.org. Experience with and knowledge of editing audio podcasts is essential. Go to USAJOBS to apply July 2-26. Required Skills or Interests Skill Analytical writing Editing and proofreading Storytelling/blogging/vlogging Additional Information We're looking for interns who can be creative, figure out the needed...

The National D-Day Memorial Foundation, Bedford, VA

The National D-Day Memorial Foundation has four different internship positions available for this summer and would love to offer these opportunities to JMU students. This past summer, we had two interns from JMU who were fantastic and an incredible asset to our team as Education interns. We offer four different internship pathways: Education, Marketing and Public Relations, Historical Collections, and Research. Email mmitchell@dday.org for detailed descriptions, responsibilities, and qualifications for the pathways. The internships are open to both undergraduate and graduate students....

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Harrisburg Pa. or Indiana, Pa.

PAID 2016 Summer Internships in Cultural Resource Management. PennDOT’s Cultural Resource Management Program anticipates offering 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...

Boston Furniture Archive – Summer Internships in Massachusetts

Boston Furniture Archive – Summer Internships in Massachusetts The Boston Furniture Archive, a project of the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, seeks interns for its third annual summer field cataloging project, scheduled for June 1-August 23, 2016. Up to four interns will receive training and work as a team to document furniture at a number of museums and heritage sites in the Boston area. The internship is an exciting opportunity to build knowledge of material culture and decorative arts, museum and non-profit collections management, and database creation. The Boston Furniture...

Strathmore Summer Internships, Bethesda, MD

College and graduate students interested in an arts management career are encouraged to apply for a Summer Internship at Strathmore for the period of May through August 2016. Applications are due no later than Monday, February 22nd, 2016 by 5:00pm. https://www.strathmore.org/about-us/jobs-internships This summer we have openings for paid internships (35 hours/week) in Programming/Operations, Historical Tours, Visual Arts, Marketing/Communications, Facilities/Operations, and Rentals/Event Planning. If the applicant is pursuing an internship for school credit, they must contact Strathmore...

Clarke County Historical Association, Berryville, VA

The Clarke County Historical Association in Berryville, VA (Clarke is one of the three northern-most counties in VA) has a range of internship projects available for crafting a rich internship experience, including work in exhibitions, cataloging, and education. In addition to an archives collection, they have a museum with "specially commissioned art work, and state-of-the-art audio/video displays." They also have "one of the oldest, most original operational grist mills in the country," a National Register Historical Landmark where interns can learn to mill flour! For more information,...

Smithsonian, National Museum of the American Indian

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Internship Program provides educational opportunities for students interested in the museum profession and related fields. Interns complete projects using the resources of the NMAI and other Smithsonian offices. Internships are an opportunity for students to learn about the museum’s collections, exhibitions, programs, and methodologies, and to meet professionals in the museum field. Interns are selected by a review committee made up of five NMAI staff. Approximately twenty-five percent of applicants are accepted for internships during any...

Ongoing Internship Opportunities

Ongoing Internship Opportunities for JMU students to apply for: Americans for Tax Reform in Washington DC offers a number of internships for applicants with strong interests in tax reform and economic policy. Belle Grove Plantation (shown below) located outside Winchester, Virginia, occasionally offers internship opportunities for interested students. U.S. Capitol Historical Society is continuing its work to produce biographical vignettes of each member of Congress and put this information into a website. The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History offers a number of...

Previous Internship Opportunities for JMU History Students

JMU history students have also completed internships at the following locations: Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Center for Strategic and International Studies CNN News Colonial Williamsburg George Washington National Forest Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation National Gallery of Art National Portrait Gallery U.S. Capitol Historical Society U.S. Department of State U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Department of Labor Virginia Department of Historic...

Making History, Omaha, Nebraska

At Making History, a historical consulting firm in Omaha, Nebraska, history graduate student Elizabeth Warner created exhibits from start to finish--from preliminary budget proposals, research, and design to construction and final installation.

Poplar Forest, Forest, Virginia

At Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson's "other" home in Forest, Virginia, Carson Overstreet developed educational outreach programs and participated in an historic restoration project.

Montpelier, Orange County, Virginia

At Montpelier, James Madison's home in Orange, Virginia, James Madison University students have worked in numerous fields. M.A. student Stacey Schneider developed a series of interpretive plans for the Gilmore Cabin, the home of an emancipated African-American who had been a slave belonging to James Madison. Colin Barber and Aaron Coe worked with the collections curator to locate furniture and other artifacts that the Madison family had used at Montpelier. John Peter Robinson researched the social life of James and Dolley Madison. Dave Sessa began research on slavery and the slave culture...

Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania National Military Park, Fredericksburg, VA

At the Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania National Military Park, history M.A. student Shaun Mooney helped document and analyze the late nineteenth-century Richardson House at Willis Hill. Shaun's architectural analysis formed part of a report to the National Park Service on the historical significance and recommended future use of the...

Historic Lexington Foundation, Lexington, VA

At the Historic Lexington Foundation, Sarah Wilson completed a graduate internship that involved surveying a historic district of about 180 buildings. Sarah wrote architectural descriptions, photographed the district, and researched original ownership and building information.

Old Fort Jackson, Savannah, GA

Julie Herczeg interned in the Summer of 2005 at Old Fort Jackson in Savannah, Georgia. She worked as a costumed interpreter and a special events coordinator for a "Georgia Homefront Weekend," which included demonstrations of Civil War homefront life and a Georgia women's militia organization, the Nancy...

George C. Marshall Foundation Library, Lexington, VA

  Rachel Reed interned at the archives of the George C. Marshall Foundation Library at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. In   addition to fulfilling numerous small research requests, Rachel processed and scanned photographs from the collection and created an online exhibit of never-before-published photographs taken by General George Patton toward the end of World War II. The collection included Patton's own photographs of liberated Nazi concentration...

NYC Police Museum, New York City, NY

Graduate History student Zachary Zuro's summer internship at the New York City Police Museum required him to work closely with the artifact collections. Zach catalogued, assessed, photographed, and re-housed artifacts, and was also responsible for moving them to off-site storage.

Danville River Foundation, Danville, VA

Public History Graduate student Evelyn Riley interned at the Danville River Foundation in Danville, VA where she collected and transcribed oral histories, identified and created an advisory committee of local citizens that met monthly to collaborate on their community’s history, created and populated a virtual timeline website, History United, , and much, much...

Strathmore, Bethesda, MD

Undergraduate 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. Funding is available. The internship lasts approximately 12 weeks, May through August of 2014. Applications are due no later than Monday, March 3, 2014. Internships may be based in any of the following departments: marketing and...

Museum Textile Services, Andover Mass.

Sarah Berlinger (below) completed an internship at Museum Textile Services, a textile conservation firm located inAndover, Massachusetts.  She worked on the collections of various institutions including the Tennessee State Museumand the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA.  Her projects included the installation of a tri-centennial memory quilt at the Falmouth Public Library on Cape Cod, cleaning and repairing a collection of 1860s dresses, and working on a collection of 18 thangkas (Tibetan silk paintings).  Here, Sarah works on a wedding headdress from 1929...