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Experiential Learning Funds - DEADLINE December 14 ​

History Internship Grants - DEADLINE January 11

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There are several opportunities available at the LDS Church History Library in Salt Lake City for Winter Semester 2018 and Spring/Summer Terms 2018. 

Joseph Smith Papers Project: Please submit your resume to Maren Kirwan, History 
Internship Coordinator by December 22, 2017. More details here.

Internships in Church Publications: Apply for these internships through LDS employment website:

https://careers.lds.org/search/public/jobdetail.aspx?jobid=195124

https://careers.lds.org/search/public/jobdetail.aspx?jobid=194986


For more information:

Maren Kirwan

HIstory Internship Coordinator

2130F JFSB

801-422-1789

hist_intern@byu.edu

Available for student appointments:

Monday 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Wednesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


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Would you like to find ways to pay for your internship or other experiential learning opportunity? Please consider the following sources:

Center for Family History and Genealogy Internship Grants​ ​- Applications due NOVEMBER 10, 5:00 p.m.​​

Kennedy Center International Student Programs​, Weekly Info Sessions about funding and scholarships - Every Thursday 11:00 a.m. in 257 HRCB

​History Department Internships Funding and Grants Page - regularly updated information with links to applications and information​


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​​Would you like to meet potential internship providers?

Talk to other history and family history students about their internship experiences? 

​Come to the Fall 2017 History Internship event!


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Interested full-time students are invited to apply for the limited number of internships offered in each of the following BYU Museum of Art departments: Curatorial, Education and Public Programs, Marketing, OR Registration. 

 

Interns are required to register for three credit hours under the direction of a faculty adviser in their respective major, with a ten-hour per week commitment to the MOA over the course of the semester.  Please note that the application deadline for Winter 2018 internships is November 5th. 


Information and application forms are available at moa.byu.edu/learn/for-students/internships/.  Per instructions on the website, applications should be submitted electronically to lynda_palma@byu.edu


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RootsTech—the annual genealogical conference and exposition in Salt Lake City – are looking for interns to start this semester. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the business side of the family history industry, and to make good contacts for a future job.

It's possible this internship will start this fall and carry over to next semester (the Conference is in early March 2018). But, we can possibly work out hours to meet students' needs. (It's not too late to add an internship class this semester.)

If interested, contact either Maren Kirwan (hist_intern@byu.edu, 2130F JFSB)  or Dr. Auman (kauman@byu.edu, 2111 JFSB).

 

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​​​​​​​Redd Center Internship

The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies offers a paid 1 semester (Fall, Winter, or Spring+Summer) internship that will give students the opportunity to hone their research and writing skills while engaging in public history and publishing. Interns will work with Professor Brenden Rensink, the Redd Center Assistant Director, to research regional Intermountain West histories which they will then publish (with the student's name attached as author!) on the Intermountain Histories digital public history website (http://www.intermountainhistories.org) and mobile app (available for iOS and Android).

Learning how to translate academic historical research skills to writing for the general public will benefit students in any career path they chose to follow. The internship pays standard history department student wage rates. Students will work on a schedule (roughly 10 hours a week), but will be able to establish the times that work for them. Preference will be given to Junior and Senior history majors. There may be post-internship job opportunities as a Redd Center research assistant. ​

Contact:

Brenden W. Rensink, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Charles Redd Center for Western Studies
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Brigham Young University

General Editor and Project Manager, Intermountain Histories

954 SWKT 

801.422.9181
bwrensink@byu.edu    

http://www.bwrensink.org    

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FHSS College Internship Grants  DEADLINE JULY 15  ​

Department of History Experiential Learning Grants

Department of History Internship Grant


Please visit the Grants and Scholarships page on the Department of History website for more ongoing funding opportunities


Questions? Contact Maren Kirwan, History Internships Coordinator at hist_internships@byu.edu



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All majors are welcome to apply for one of our internship spots with the Joseph Smith Papers Project or the Historic Sites Division.

 

TO APPLY

Send your resume and cover letter to Maren Kirwan at hist_intern@byu.edu by April 20, 2017. Please use this sample resume for guidance on formatting and the information to include. Please include details of your work experience, skills, and competencies, especially as they relate to the job description of this internship. 


IMPORTANT: This internship requires a time commitment of 7-10 hours per week over the course of Spring/Summer semester. It is preferred that students devote one full day to the internship (for example working from 8-5 pm every Tuesday) since it does require that you commute to Salt Lake City. If you apply, it is expected that you will have room in your schedule to accommodate these hours. Please indicate in your cover letter what day you plan on working. You will be expected to register for 3.0 credits of History 199R.  DO NOT APPLY IF YOU CANNOT ACCOMMODATE THIS SCHEDULE.


LOCATION

Church History Library

15 East North Temple Street 

Salt Lake City, UT 84150

 

Joseph Smith Papers Project – The JSPP is looking for 4-5 interns for an internship that will provide them with actual hands-on experience with documentary editing tasks such as document transcription, transcription verification, preparation of documents for web publication, research for document annotation, back matter preparation, and source checking. For a more detailed description, Click Here.

 

Historic Sites Division  The Historic Sites Division is looking for 2-3 interns to help them research historic buildings and landmarks that have significance in LDS Church history. 


FUNDING AND AID

Students employed as interns at the CHL are eligible for a reduced-rate UTA bus pass. The Department of History will also have a few needs-based grants to award to our student interns this semester. More information about how to apply for these internship grants is forthcoming.


QUESTIONS

Please contact the History Internship Coordinator with any questions:

Maren Kirwan 

hist_intern@byu.edu

2130F JFSB

801-422-1789

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Interested full-time students are invited to apply for the limited number of internships offered in each of the following BYU Museum of Art departments: Curatorial, Education and Public Programs, Design, OR Registration. 

 

Interns are required to register for three credit hours under the direction of a faculty adviser in their respective major, with a twelve-hour per week commitment to the MOA over the course of the semester.  Please note that the application deadline for fall 2017 internships is March 17th(Spring/summer internships are not available at the MOA.)


Information and application forms are available at http://moa.byu.edu/learn/for-students/internships/.  Per instructions on the website, applications should be submitted electronically to lynda_palma@byu.edu. ​

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Scholarships, Grants and Awards​​

BYU Continuing Student Scholarships Deadline: March 1

History Department Scholarships (2017 application information will post in early February) Deadline: March 1                                                   

FHSS Experiential Learning Grants Deadline: March 15

Fulton Mentored Learning Conference  (FHSS research poster contest) Deadline: March 30                               

Kennedy Scholars Deadline: May 6​


International Opportunities

Portugal Study Abroad through BYU Kennedy Center Deadline: January 31

Cambridge Study Abroad through BYU Kennedy Center Deadline: February 14

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants Session A Deadline: February 15

Freeman – ASIA Scholarship (funding for Study Abroad in East/Southeast Asia) Deadline for Summer 2017: March 1

Gilman International Scholarship Deadline:  March 7

Youthlinc Young Humanitarian Award Deadline: March 15

Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship June 15


Internship Opportunities

Washington Seminar Fall 2017 Deadline: February 3

HBLL L. Tom Perry Special Collections Internship Deadline: March 15 (for internships in Spring/Summer 2017)​

BYU Museum of Art Internships Deadline: March 17

Center for Family History and Genealogy

Church History Library Internships (Spring/Summer Internship application coming soon)​




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Joseph Smith Papers Project and Church Historic Sites Internships

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​Winter 2017 internships at the Church History Library! 

If you are interested in applying for one of our internships spots with the Joseph Smith Papers Project or the Historic Sites Division, you can submit your cover letter and resume today for Winter 2017. All majors are welcome to apply. 


To apply

To apply, please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter to Maren Kirwan at hist_intern@byu.edu by December 1st at noon. Please use this sample resume as a resource if you need guidance on how to format your resume or what to include. Please be sure to include details of your work experience, skills, and experience, especially as they relate to the job description of this internship. Usually interviews are held in the History Department's main office but this semester interviews will be conducted on the phone.  


IMPORTANT: This internship requires a time commitment of 7-10 hours per week over the course of Winter 2017 semester. It is preferred that students devote one full day to the internship (for example working from 8-5 pm every Tuesday) rather than splitting it up between multiple days since it does require that you commute to Salt Lake City. If you apply, it is expected that you will have room in your schedule to accommodate these hours. Please indicate in your cover letter what day you plan on working. You will also be expected to register for 3.0 credits of History 199R.  DO NOT APPLY IF YOU CANNOT ACCOMMODATE THIS SCHEDULE.


Location

Church History Library

15 East North Temple Street 

Salt Lake City, UT 84150

 

Joseph Smith Papers Project – The JSPP is looking for 4-5 interns for an internship that will provide them with actual hands-on experience with documentary editing tasks such as document transcription, transcription verification, preparation of documents for web publication, research for document annotation, back matter preparation, and source checking. For a more detailed description, Click Here.

 

Historic Sites Division  The Historic Sites Division is looking for 2-3 interns to help them research historic buildings and landmarks that have significance in LDS Church history. 


Funding and Aid

Students employed as interns at the CHL are eligible for a reduced-rate UTA bus pass. The Department of History will also have a few needs-based grants to award to our student interns this semester. More information about how to apply for one of these internship grants is forthcoming.


Questions?

Please contact the History Internship Coordinator with any questions:

Maren Kirwan 

hist_intern@byu.edu

2130F JFSB

801-422-1789

 

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Paid Intern: Global Support and Acquisitions (Church History Department)

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UNITED STATES | UT-Salt Lake City - 06/15/2016

ID 157316, Type: Temporary Part-Time

Assist the Global Support and Acquisitions Division of Church History Department in collecting, preserving, and sharing Church history throughout the world.

POSTING INFO

Posting Dates: 06/15/2016 - 07/08/2016

Job Family: Human Resources

Department: Church History Department

Grade Level: 88

Hiring Manager: Geilman,Matthew Glenn

Recruiter: Sederholm,Dallas Broeker

PURPOSES

Assist the Global Support and Acquisitions Division (GSA) of the Church History Department in collecting, preserving, and sharing Church history throughout the world. This is a paid, one-year, part-time internship (28 hours per week). The candidate must be currently enrolled in or recently graduated (within one year) from a undergraduate or graduate program.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide assistance to the full-time Global Support and Acquisitions (GSA) staff
  • Edit materials received from Church History Advisers 
  • Review documents for errors and provide feedback on oral histories
  • Assist GSA staff in training and managing GSA missionaries
  • Assist in the acquisition process, as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Pursuit of bachelor’s degree in Spanish, history, international studies, anthropology, religious studies, or a related field preferred
  • Self-motivated and dependable
  • Spanish language skills, both written and verbal, required
  • Leadership and training experience
  • High degree of organizational skills, including scheduling and managing multiple projects
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office tools, particularly Word, PowerPoint, and Excel 
  • Experience with historical research methods, oral histories, and a strong interest in international Mormonism preferred
  • Familiarity with Latin American cultures helpful

Available to work 28 hours per week. These hours must be scheduled between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

WORTHINESS QUALIFICATION

Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.

POSTING NOTICE/MORE INFO.

Please Note: All positions are subject to close without notice. 

Find out more about the many benefits of Church Employment at http://careers.lds.org.
  

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Dear Interested Student,

We are now accepting applications for the Winter 2017 Washington Seminar program.

Swing by our office in 945 SWKT M-F, 8-5 P.M. for more info or to search our database of over 1,500 internships in the DC area.

·         Opportunities for all majors

·         Earn credit through BYU

·         Economical BYU housing in DC

·         Needs-based grant to help students fund the program

·         Scholarship and federal-aid friendly

 https://washingtonseminar.byu.edu​ 


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  NCPTT Summer Internships Available 2016

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS


 http://ncptt.nps.gov/​

It's more than just a job... it's your future. Get hands-on experience and build your resume while preserving the history of your country.

Summer internships at NCPTT provide students and recent graduates an opportunity to undertake laboratory or field research in archeology, architecture, engineering, collections management, historic landscapes, and materials science.

 What do interns do?

Interns work in one of our four program areas:

  • Archeology & Collections
  • Architecture & Engineering
  • Historic Landscapes
  • Materials Conservation

Projects vary from year to year but may include historic resource documentation, hands-on research, data collection, materials and product testing, or testing new technologies.


How long are the internships?

Our internships last ten weeks. For example, a Summer internship may begin on June 6, 2016 and end on August 12, 2016. A Fall position may, for example, begin on September 6, 2016 and end on November 15, 2016. However structured, all internships must be completed by December 31, 2016.


Will I get paid?

Yes! Our interns are short-term employees of Northwestern State University. Compensation is based on experience, including academic experience. Depending on your personal spending habits, the compensation provided is typically more than sufficient to cover living expenses during your stay in Natchitoches.


Is housing provided?

Sorry, but no. While we don't provide housing, we will help you find a place to rest your head. Natchitoches is a college town and there are usually plenty of sublets and short-term rentals available in the summer.

 

Applicants should demonstrate skills and knowledge in preservation technology. This may include but not be limited to documentation, condition assessments, literature reviews, laboratory or field research, materials testing, hands-on preservation treatments, or other related skills. Undergraduate applicants must be accepted to or currently enrolled in a four-year accredited university or college program. Graduate applicants must be accepted to or currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral degree program in a discipline such as architecture, anthropology, conservation, chemistry, digital humanities, engineering, geology, geography, preservation, etc. Applications from recent graduates will also be considered.


Foreign Nationals

We do accept applications from foreign nationals (non-US citizens). However, these individuals are responsible for obtaining their own visa. Please ensure that your application materials are in English.


How to Apply

Please read and follow the notes below before you submit the following:

  1. Letter of interest that clearly indicates which of our four program areas (see above) you would like to apply to, along with the dates you will be available for work at NCPTT (if other than June 6 through August 12, 2016),
  2. Resume with three reference contacts,
  3. Current official or unofficial transcript.

Mail to:

NCPTT

Attn.: Tad Britt

645 University Parkway

Natchitoches, LA 71457

Or, via email to tad_britt@nps.gov.


NOTE:

  • If submitting your application via email, please keep the size and number of file attachments to a minimum (i.e.combine documents or PDFs into one file).
  • Include the letter of interest in your file attachment, not in the body of your email.
  • Please do not submit a hyperlink to your transcript. Include the transcript in your email attachment.
  • Ensure that all attached files can be opened in common software packages such as Microsoft Word or Adobe Reader.
  • Please do not submit design portfolios as these will be ignored.
  • You do not need to submit reference letters. We will contact the references you provide if we select your application for further review.
  • You may apply for consideration in multiple program areas, but please be explicit about which programs you are interested in.

Applications will be accepted through March 18, 2016 and positions will be announced at the end of April.

The National Park Service and Northwestern State University are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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School for Advanced Research

Call for Applicants 

SAR Museum Studies Internships

Click here to visit the SAR internship page for more information.  ​


School for Advanced Research (SAR)

Post Office Box 2188

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2188

(505) 954-7200

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​​PRESIDENTIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The American University in Cairo

The Program:

Established in 1981, the Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates the opportunity to spend an academic year working at the highest levels of an international university, learn Arabic, and experience life in Egypt.

 

Work and Available Offices:

Participants intern full-time in one of eight university offices, working in a range of fields including University administration, sustainability, finance, student development, advancement, communications, and more. A detailed list of these offices can be found on our website. This program provides recent graduates the unique opportunity to begin their professional careers while abroad.

 

Benefits:

Program benefits include a monthly living stipend, furnished faculty housing, private Arabic tutoring, access to AUC faculty and staff programs, community-based personal development, subsidized trips around Cairo and Egypt, and more.

 

Application:

We look for a diverse array of applicants from a wide range of American universities, including students with no background in Arabic or Middle Eastern Studies. Potential applicants should view the attached brochure and visit our website for more information on the program and how to apply. In addition, visit our Facebook page and blog to learn more about living and working in Egypt.

 

The application is due January 22, 2016.

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Interested full-time students are invited to apply for the limited number of internships offered in each of the following BYU Museum of Art departments: Curatorial, Education and Public Programs, Marketing, OR Registration. 

 

Interns are required to register for three credit hours under the direction of a faculty adviser in their respective major, with a twelve-hour per week commitment to the MOA over the course of winter semester.  Please note that the application deadline for winter 2016 internships is November 5th.


Information and application forms are available at http://moa.byu.edu/learn/for-students/internships/.  Per instructions on the website, applications should be submitted electronically to lynda_palma@byu.edu.​ 

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The Family History Guide

Intern Job Description

 

This document outlines the likely job assignments that an unpaid intern for The Family History Guide would perform. Depending on the scope of the work and product growth, there may be opportunities for multiple interns.

 

 Basic Qualifications

·               Knowledge of genealogical research strategies and techniques

·         Critical thinking and analysis to evaluate published family history  material

·         Solid computer skills, including Internet searching,  word processing,  and spreadsheet (PC preferred)

·          Ability to self-manage and be highly productive in a remote work  situation.

 Tasks (not in order of priority)

·              Evaluating the many articles and videos referenced by The Family History Guide to assess whether they should be primary or secondary resources.

·         Recommending promotion of a secondary resource to primary, or demotion of a primary resource to secondary, wherever appropriate.

·         Running simple link-checker software regularly to find and report broken or incorrect links on the site.

·         Regularly checking the sites of our main partners - FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, MyHeritage and others - to look for new, altered or deleted content that The Family History Guide should be aware of. This includes new record sources as well as articles and videos.

·         Exploring family history sites, blogs, podcasts, webinars, etc. for new materials and trends in genealogy that should be referenced by The Family History Guide.

·         Periodically scanning website pages for The Family History Guide to report layout or content problems.

·         Other tasks as assigned.


       For more info contact Tiffany Wixom, internship  coordinator, at hist_intern@byu.edu or visit my office in  rooom 2130 JFSB. 

 

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Dear Interested Student,​

We are now accepting applications for Winter Semester 2016. Check our website for more information.

What are the qualifications?

·         At least 60 graded credit hours

·         GPA of 3.0 or higher

·         Good academic and honor code standing

 Where would I live?   

·         Right in the heart of Washington DC! The Barlow Center is located near George Washington University with low, student-friendly costs.

Isn’t Spring/Summer the best time for an internship?

·         Winter semester is less competitive for both admission to the Washington Seminar and desirable internship positions.

Is this program only for political science majors?

·         We routinely place students from a wide range of majors in a wide variety of internships. Visit our offices in 945 SWKT to explore our database of over 1,500 D.C. internships.

How do I apply?

·         Visit us in 945 SWKT to search our database for internships that fit your interests.

·         Apply online at https://washingtonseminar.byu.edu/.

 

Call (801-422-6029) or email (washingtonseminar@byu.edu) to discuss ways to make your fall internship in Washington, D.C. a reality. Don’t miss this opportunity.

We look forward to working with you!

Warm regards,

Lisa Peck

801-422-6029

Washington Seminar

Brigham Young University

 

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Dem Internships and Fellowships

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The office of the Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs accepts a limited number of internship and fellowship applicants each year. Successful applicants serve during spring (January-May), summer (May/June-August) and fall (September-December) terms.

The Vice Chairman’s Office seeks individuals with specific interests in Indian education, tribal economic development, Indian land management, federal trust responsibility, Indian healthcare, Indian housing, and tribal law and order. Interns and fellows assist with legislative research projects, hearings and administrative tasks and gain firsthand knowledge on how a Senate Committee works to pass legislation and conducts oversight on federal agencies, programs and policy implementation. Though no specific major or program is required, a good academic record is a must. Applicants who can work full-time (40 hours/five days per week) are strongly preferred.

Given that Vice Chairman Tester is from Montana, current and former Montana residents are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, three references and writing sample to resumes@indian.senate.gov or to the following address:

 

The Honorable Jon Tester

Vice Chairman

U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Attention: Intern Coordinator, Minority Staff
838 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

2015 Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester applications due July 14, 2015
  • Spring Semester applications due November 17, 2015
  • Summer Semester applications due March 16, 2015
*P​lease disregard the application deadline as we are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us or check out our website: http://www.indian.senate.gov/about/history/dem-internships-and-fellowships​
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