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]

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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Job Announcement: Library of the Marine Corps

The United States Marine Corps is hiring a full-time librarian at the location of the Breckinridge Library, Alfred M. Gray Marine Corps Research Center, Marine Corps University, Training and Education Command, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, Virginia.

Duties include:

  • Provide reference and research assistance to library clientele.
  • Develop library resource briefs and bibliographies of resources and other teaching aids including annotating and evaluating material.
  • Provide general library briefs and tours as needed
  • Train reference staff on new systems and resources
  • Evaluate reference collections and select new materials in any format or recommend items to be withdrawn.

For full information including required qualifications and “how to apply,” see:

Ella Baker Internship Program 2012

Ella Baker, perhaps the civil rights movement’s most effective organizer, learned on her family’s Halifax County farm that local people have the knowledge and the capacity to shape their own lives. This summer, the Ella Baker Interns will work in the 20-county eastern North Carolina “Black Belt” to greatly increase voter education and civic engagement in the region. As they do so, they will stitch together a human “quilt” committed to what Miss Baker and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called “the beloved community,” a vision of redeeming goodwill for all. [Read more…]

Internship Information Workshop

The Department of History and American Studies will host a workshop on internships on Tuesday, April 3, at 6pm, in Lee Hall 411. The workshop will feature a panel of current majors who have held internships and will discuss their experiences, advice on getting internships, and how to use them to gain employment. They will also answer any questions you have. If you’re interested in getting an internship this summer or in the future, you do not want to miss this information session! In addition to useful advice, refreshments will be served.

Career Night — March 15, 7pm, Lee Hall 412

Do you want a job after college (or graduate school)? Your answer should be yes! To find out how four UMW History and American Studies majors have landed on their feet after college, be sure to attend this year’s Career Night event. The four alums will explain how they got to their current jobs (or into their current graduate program) and answer your questions about how to prepare for the job market in this tough economy.

When: Tuesday, March 15, 7pm

Where: Lee Hall 412

Career Forum with UMW Rector Dan Steen — Wednesday, February 16, 7pm

Interested in attending law school and pursuing a career in law? Want to know more about the different careers you can have with a law degree? If so, be sure to attend the Career Forum of the Department of History and American Studies on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 7pm, in Lee Hall 412. UMW Rector Dan Steen, a magna cum laude graduate of the college (class of 1984) and former history major, will give a special presentation and answer your questions about law schools and careers in law.