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.
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
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 email@example.com
All majors are welcome to apply for one of our internship spots with the Joseph Smith Papers Project or the Historic Sites Division.
Send your resume and cover letter to Maren Kirwan at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Please contact the History Internship Coordinator with any questions:
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