Internships at the National Museum of the Marine Corps

  The National Museum of the Marine Corps needs a few good interns.  Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply beginning December 1, 2013, and before 12:00 PM on Friday, March 28, 2014.  The majority of selections will be made and announced around April 11, 2014.  A few interns may be granted approval to start in January 2013, depending on the needs of the Museum and the student's academic requirements.  Please E-mail your typed application form, current resume, and at least two letters of reference to christina.johnson@usmc.mil.  Incomplete packages will not be considered.  Scanned PDF files with signatures preferred.  The best references include contact information and address academic achievement, research and writing skills, dependability, creativity, maturity, and initiative. You can earn money, skills, and resume bullets while learning something new.  Some colleges will apply course credit toward specific projects – check with your professor. We … [Read more...]

Summer Internship Opportunity, Virginia Association of Museums

The Virginia Association of Museums is proud to announce a paid summer internship opportunity. During this internship, our selected candidate will work closely with our Assistant Director and Communications Director to help manage VAM’s successful Virginia’s Top Ten Endangered Artifacts program. Duties will include:   Outreach to Virginia and Washington, DC museums to encourage them to nominate an artifact   Working with museums who have nominated an artifact, to give them information and resources on how to make the most of their nomination   Preparing press releases and other informational material about the program   Researching and maintaining press clippings list Requirements: The successful candidate should be a rising junior or senior who is interested in pursuing a career in museums, or marketing or public relations, and who will be in Richmond, Virginia for summer 2014. Dates: This internship runs from June 1 through August 15, 2014 and will require … [Read more...]

Volunteer Opportunity at the Valentine Richmond History Center

Volunteer Opportunity: Help to revamp our audio-visual collection! DATE: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 TIME: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm LOCATION: James Branch Cabell Library, Second Floor, Multipurpose room (Virginia Commonwealth University Monroe Park campus) http://www.library.vcu.edu/jbc/maps/jbcfl2.html Help to inventory and rehouse the Valentine Richmond History Center’s audiovisual collection! Volunteers will work alongside professional moving image archivists to improve physical storage of and cataloging data for the History Center’s film, video and audio recordings. Held as part of the annual conference of the Association of Moving Image Archivists, this workshop will teach archiving skills through hands-on practice. No experience is necessary! Please join us in this new effort to preserve and improve access to the History Center’s audio-visual collection. Short educational presentations will be part of the day. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so please … [Read more...]

Meet A Museum Expert!

MEET A MUSEUM EXPERT! Wednesday, Oct. 30, 4:00-5:00 p.m.  Are you majoring in History or Historic Preservation? Or are you considering a career in museum work, regardless of your major?  Cassandra Good, Assistant Editor of The Papers of James Monroe here at UMW, has a wealth of experience in the field of museums and history, including past work at the Smithsonian Institute, and is eager to share information about her career path with you and answer your questions!  For more information on her see:  http://cassandragood.wordpress.com/ Join the Office of Academic and Career Services on Wednesday, October 30 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Lee Hall, room 412 for a casual discussion with Dr. Good about: -Graduate Education -Internships -Finding That First Job -And more! All majors and class years are welcome. For questions, please call 654-1022 or email casv@umw.edu … [Read more...]

National Park Service & Department of the Interior Spring Internships

National Council for Preservation Education Academic Year 2013-2014 Internships with the National Park Service,  & Department of the Interior   The National Park Service and partnering agencies will offer internships during the academic year of 2013-2014.  This notice covers the period January – May 2014.  A separate notice will be distributed in January 2014 for summer 2014 positions.  Internships are for 400 hours (usually ten weeks at forty hours per week) and in Washington, DC except where noted.  Stipends are issued based on a rate of twelve dollars per hour.  The exact starting dates will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  For all internships, computer and word processing skills are desirable.   To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled in an academic program in historic preservation or an allied field, or very recently graduated (degree received December 2012 or later).  Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours in this program; … [Read more...]

2013 Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums

The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums will host its annual conference in Washington DC on October 20-22, 2013. … [Read more...]

The Southeastern Museum Annual Conference

The Southeastern Museum Conference  annual conference will take place in Savannah, GA on October 7-9, 2013. … [Read more...]

Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum Scholarships

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is pleased to once again offer scholarships to attend the 65th annual Antiques Forum held February 22-26, 2013. While scholarships typically cover registration costs, we are especially excited to offer housing as an additional part of this year¹s award. The program, ³What¹s Old is New Again: Celebrating Antiques in America² will gather acclaimed curators, dealers, and museum directors from across the United States to share their most recent findings and insights in the fine and decorative arts of the 18th and 19th centuries. Scheduled speakers include David Houston, curatorial director at the new Crystal Bridges Museum, Michael Brown, curator of the renowned Bayou Bend collection, and leading silver dealer Timothy Martin. For detailed information about this year¹s upcoming Antiques Forum and to apply online for scholarship, please visit www.history.org/conted. Please note the deadline for submitting materials is FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, … [Read more...]

Internship Opportunities with the National Park Service

Click the links below for possible internship opportunities:   Richmond National Battle Park Internship Maggie L. Walker Historic Site Internship … [Read more...]