Talking History: Dr. Gaila Sims of the Fredericksburg Area Museum (3/21, 12:30 pm)
Talking History — Dr. Rebecca Erbelding of the U.S. Holocaust Museum (2/22, noon)
Internship: National Guard Memorial Museum
Looking to build experience working in a museum? Interested in US history?
The National Guard Memorial Museum is once offering a museum internship opportunity for undergraduate and graduate-level students interested in American and military history. Information can be found on the website at the link below.
Internship Opportunities – NGEF
Image: National Guard ‘Coming of Age’ Gallery
History & American Studies Club Meeting – Wed, 9/7, 6 pm
Exploring Fredericksburg’s Watershed
Students from the “Virginia Issues and Controversies” class paddled along the Rappahannock River last Friday after discussing the environmental issues facing Fredericksburg’s watershed.
In addition to observing various water pollutants, they had an opportunity to see some of the river’s local residents, including kingfishers, bald eagles, and even Goose George.
History and American Studies – Club Meeting (Sept. 8)
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.