Internship Opportunity – American Historical Association (deadline 8/27)

The American Historical Association is seeking undergraduate students to work remotely as interns during the fall semester. AHA interns work on a variety of projects and gain insight into historical and nonprofit work. Students will be matched with an AHA staff member who will mentor and oversee their work. They will have an opportunity to attend departmental and general staff meetings and to learn about the day-to-day work of the world’s largest professional association of historians.

Accepted interns will need to receive either a stipend or course credit from their home institutions; we understand this is not possible in many cases, but we cannot accept an intern who receives neither stipend nor course credit. Hours are negotiable, though we are estimating approximately a 10-20 hour/week commitment during the fall, depending on the student’s schedule.

In their cover letter, interested candidates should indicate which department and/or project they are most interested in working with and any relevant experiences.

  • Academic & Professional Affairs:
    • An intern will assist with the data collection and standardization necessary for the expansion of the Where Historians Work database. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is required.
    • An intern will assist with the analysis and visualization of survey data collected by the AHA’s Survey of Doctoral Programs. Experience with data visualization tools would be helpful, but is not required.
  • Research & Publications:
    • An intern will assist on the “Racist Histories & the AHA” research project by performing database research and working with the AHA’s archive. Experience with data visualization tools is preferred but not required.

Applications are due by Friday, August 27, and will be considered on a rolling basis.

How to apply:

  • Log into your MY AHA account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one for free.
  • Click “Available Application Forms” in the AHA Awards, Grants, and Jobs section.
  • Click Apply next to the AHA Internship link. In the section labeled Supporting Documents, upload a single PDF with a cover letter, CV or resume, and the contact information for two references. Separate letters of recommendation are NOT required.

Please contact Alexandra Levy, AHA’s digital communications coordinator, with any questions.

Cultural History Fellowship – Virginia Outdoors Foundation

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) is seeking candidates for a Cultural History Fellowship position based at their Bull Run Mountains Preserve in Fauquier/Prince William counties. The position will perform research about the diverse people who once called the mountains home. For more details and to apply online, please visit https://www.vof.org/jobs/. Students or recent graduates are welcome to apply.

Full description is at : https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/270748/Virginia-Outdoors-Foundation/Fellow

Position: Visitor Engagement Specialist, Dumbarton House (Georgetown)

Dumbarton House, a Federal period historic house museum in Georgetown, seeks a a part-time Visitor Engagement Specialist to manage visitor center operations on weekdays and weekends. Dumbarton House, headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, offers visitors an opportunity to enhance their appreciation of early American history.
The Visitor Engagement Specialist runs the museum visitor center, including greeting visitors, collecting admissions, overseeing the gift shop, and supporting visitor center volunteers and docents. This position is managed by the Education Manager.

For full information, see here.

 

 

On the Job Market with History Degree?

Newspaper boy as street vendor waving latest editionLooking for advice on next steps after the Bachelor’s degree? How to land a job with a History (or American Studies) diploma? Loren Collins offers advice and strategies, noting, “History is dynamic, and you should be a bright, capable, and thorough thinker, writer, communicator, and researcher because of your time as an undergraduate. The problem is that no one will know it until you tell them!”

History and American Studies majors build highly marketable skills in analysis, research and data-management, project-building, communication, team-work, and in a diverse range of digital skills, among others.

How do you communicate the strength of this training on a current-day job market? See Loren Collins’ very helpful discussion, “Entering the Job Market with a B.A. in History,” at AHA Today (12 May 2015)

 

Job Openings for Graduating Seniors – Fund for the Public Interest

Job opportunity for graduating seniors:

The Fund for the Public Interest helps some of the top progressive organizations in the country work on issues such as clean energy, equal rights for LGBT Americans, and getting big money out of politics.  And we’re hiring!

Specifically, we’re hiring Citizen Outreach Directors to run our grassroots campaign offices across the country next fall — working on behalf of groups like the Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign and US PIRG.

We are looking for smart, motivated students who want to get their hands dirty and make a real impact on some of the most critical issues facing our society.

If you are interested in applying, visit our website at www.fundjobs.org, or contact me directly – 617-747-4324, pmansperger@fundstaff.org .

I’m looking forward to speaking with you more about our positions!
Peggy Mansperger
Fund for the Public Interest
44 Winter St., 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
617-747-4324
www.fundjobs.org

George Washington Foundation – Seeking Students for Guides and Summer Programs

The George Washington Foundation is seeking guides for the school programs offered at Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore. The foundation also plans to hire college students to help with upcoming summer programs.

For more information, or inquiries, please contact Vickie Hayes at (540) 370-0732 ext. 24 or by email at hayes [at] gwffoundation.org.

The George Washington Foundation website also provides rich information regarding the educational programs offered. See this link for more.

Job Announcement: Program Assistant, Conservation Assessment Program

Position Announcement: Program Assistant, Conservation Assessment Program

Heritage Preservation seeks a Program Assistant to assist the Coordinator in the administration of the Conservation Assessment Program.

Heritage Preservation is a national non-profit organization based in downtown Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States. By identifying risks, developing innovative programs, and providing broad public access to expert advice, Heritage Preservation assists museums, libraries, archives, historic preservation and other organizations, as well as individuals, in caring for our endangered heritage.

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