Mellon Foundation Grants for Colonial Williamsburg Curatorial Internships

From Laura Pass Barry, Associate Curator at Colonial Williamsburg:

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a grant to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in support of curatorial internships. The money will be used to fund a total of 12 internships over the course of the next few years.

Three 3-month internships and one 12-month internship will be available in 2012 for students interested in the study of material culture. Each intern will work directly with a Colonial Williamsburg curator and focus on a specific aspect of study in the fields of fine art, decorative art, folk art, architectural collections or archaeological collections. Applicants should be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in a related field and have completed at least two years of academic credit.

For more information and details on how to apply for a Mellon Foundation internship, please visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website, Search “current opportunities” for positions: Intern A-Curatorial and/or Intern A-Curatorial (3 month position). Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 10, 2012. Candidates will be notified in early April.



Internships at the Carlye House Historic Park

The Carlyle House Historic Park, an 18th century historic house museum, located in Old Town Alexandria, VA, is offering a Collections Management and Research internship as well as an Education Programming internship for the Spring semester.

Applications are due January 31, 2012.

Contact Dr. McClurken for more information.

New History/AMST 485 Schedule posted

For those of you working on your History or AMST senior thesis this semester, the syllabi for this semester are now posted [HIST 485 and AMST 485].

There will be a mandatory meeting for all students doing their History 485 or American Studies 485 this semester at 5 PM on the first day of classes, Tuesday, January 17, at 5 PM in Monroe 346.

Talk to your thesis adviser or Dr. McClurken if you have any questions.