Deadline Date - 02/15/2012
Grant Resource - Chinati Foundation
Synopsis - Program participants are given the unique opportunity of living and working with Chinati's permanent collection, while being exposed to the daily operations and work of the museum. Throughout their stay, interns are provided with resources and training to further their knowledge of the museum's mission, philosophy, programs, permanent collection and special exhibitions. Additionally, interns are introduced to each museum department through orientation meetings and related projects.
Size of Grant - $0 NOT PROV
Deadline Date - 02/18/2012
Grant Resource - U.S. Marine Corps
Synopsis - The History Division, United States Marine Corps, offers internship opportunities for college students to learn while working on a historical project. The program's intent is to give promising and talented students meaningful work and a learning experience. Academic majors for successful interns are usually history, American Studies or political science. Computer literacy is essential. Most History Division branches use the Microsoft Office program suite. The nature of the internship program and the wide variety of opportunities provided by the division allow an internship experience which may draw upon academic and nonacademic skills not usually associated with the historical field. Each internship is the product of an agreement between the intern, History Division and when credit is sought, the sponsoring institution.. All internships are served at the Marine Corps History Division, Building 3078, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia. Quantico is approximately 35 miles south of the Washington D.C area. Although normally scheduled during the traditional summer break from school, interns may work at any time during the year and should schedule at least one day per week.
Size of Grant - The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation provides a grant of $8.00 per hour to interns. The intern bears all other costs. Interns are responsible for living arrangements and transportation. Depending upon the internship, there may be opportunities to use research facilities and collections elsewhere in the Washington D.C. area, including the National Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Library of Congress and the archival resources of the other armed services. History Division will assist interns in gaining access to archival and library resources necessary to accomplish their assignments.
Deadline Date - 03/01/2012
Grant Resource - Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.
Synopsis -The internship is designed to support independent research during the summer at Mystic Seaport in maritime studies including, but not limited to, maritime history (including the role of minorities in American maritime history), maritime art, marine policy and coastal zone management, marine science, and literature of the sea. Eligibility: The internship is open to currently enrolled full-time undergraduates at accredited colleges and universities or to students for whom it is their first summer after graduation.
Size of Grant -Interns live at Mystic Seaport full-time during their three-month (June, July, and August) summer research program. A stipend of $3,000 is provided; room and board are not included (housing costs are $100 per week). Interns live in coed cooperative housing.
Deadline Date - 03/01/2012
Grant Resource - Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association
Synopsis - This is a unique opportunity for those interested in a hands-on experience in the daily activities of running a historic house museum.
Size of Grant - The internship pays $1,950, includes housing and runs fromJune 4, 2012 to August 26, 2012 with a required arrival date of June 1, 2012 for training and orientation.
Deadline Date - 03/15/2012
Internship Resource -
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (CAHS)
Synopsis - The CAHS seeks interns and research assistants on a regular basis. Internships
and research assistantships vary from project to project and may include any of
the following types of activities:
1. Preparing material for publication
2. Making or entering editorial changes
3. Contacting publishers for copies of recently published books related to the Holocaust
4. Researching information about the Holocaust, recent Holocaust publications, and/or institutions where Holocaust-related courses are taught
5. Translating documents
6. Preparing documents for publication
7. Surveying archival collections
8. Performing general office duties
9. Tracking the status of CAHS projects
Eligibility - In general, interns and research assistants may need to be familiar with the basic techniques of archival and secondary source research, have basic knowledge of editing and composition, and be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing in English. Some internships and assistantships may require more specialized knowledge of Holocaust history or ability in one or more foreign languages.
Internsip Funding - Internships usually last for one semester. Flexible schedules are generally available. Most internships are unpaid. Please contact the Intern Coordinator to learn more pertaining to compensation.
Web-Internships for History Majors (for more information, please visit this website)
Deadline Date - 03/25/2012
Grant Resource - Davis (Shelby Cullom) Center for Historical Studies
Synopsis - The sponsor awards a limited number of Lawrence Stone and Shelby Cullom Davis prize fellowships to rising seniors for their senior thesis projects in historical research.
Size of Grant - Award recipients will receive a cash grant of $6,000. In addition, the Davis Center will pay for the most economical round-trip travel available between the student's normal base and the archives, or other repositories of relevant materials.
Web - Stone/Davis Prize
Deadline Date - 01/06/2013
Grant Resource - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Synopsis -The internship commences with MuSe (Museum Seminars), a series of curator talks
in the galleries and presentations by executive staff that introduce interns to
the curatorial, educational, and operational structure of the Museum. The
seminars also include hands-on workshops and practice sessions to prepare
interns to lead gallery talks and tours. College interns attend mandatory
full-day MuSe sessions for the first two weeks of the program, and then each
Monday throughout the rest of the summer.
Of the selected college-level interns, four will be awarded one of the following named internships:
1. The Jack and Lewis Rudin Internships - Awarded to three college-level interns. There is no need to submit a separate application. Successful candidates participate in the Summer Internship for College Students program described above.
2. Roswell L. Gilpatric Internship - Individuals showing special interest in museum careers receive consideration for this award. There is no need to submit a separate application. Successful candidates participate in the Summer Internship for College Students program described above.
Size of Grant -Fifteen positions are available. This internship is for 10 weeks. The internship period is June 4-August 10, 2012, full time: 5 days, 35 hours per week. Compensation is approximately $3,250 ($9.29/hour, less applicable taxes and deductions).