Category Archives: Paid Opportunties

Latino Museum Studies Program Fellowship at the Smithsonian

The Latino Museum Studies Program is looking for graduate student applications for their Summer 2017 Fellowship in Washington, DC. During this all-expenses paid 5-week fellowship, students will have a unique opportunity to meet and work with Smithsonian professionals, scholars, and other professionals in the field of museum studies.

For more information visit http://latino.si.edu/Education/LMSP.

To apply, go to https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/#/public. Applications are due on March 15, 2017.

Wornall/Major House Intern & Camp Director

Educational Outreach Intern & Camp Director Wornall/Majors House Museums

About Interning at the Wornall/Majors House Museums
Are you passionate about local history or interested in learning more about local history? Would you like to experience exciting, hands-on opportunities to bring history to life for community members?

The Wornall/Majors House Museums is a non-profit that preserves and protects two of Kansas City’s most significant antebellum landmarks – the John Wornall House Museum and the Alexander Majors House Museum. The Museums engage the Kansas City community by bringing history to life through innovative, hands-on programs and experiences. The houses, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places, feature hands-on tours, field trips, summer camps, adult education programs, and more.

Our interns will experience many facets of museum management and non-profit administration. We value our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals.

Description

The Wornall/Majors House Museums is seeking one individual to work with our field trip and summer camp program as an unpaid intern, to transition into a paid position of Summer Camp Director. Our Educational Outreach Intern is responsible for developing new and strengthening existing relationships with local schools and community groups to bring classrooms to the Wornall and Majors Houses for spring field trips. Building on their work with educational field trips, the intern will also assist in developing our Summer Camp curriculum, registration, and marketing. A successful intern will then transition into Summer Camp Director for the summer season and is eligible for a stipend for their work with the camp program.

Responsibilities

* Foster new and existing relationships with private and public schools to bring spring field trips to the Wornall and Majors House.
* Research and reach out to community groups, such as Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops.
* Schedule field trips, handle logistical details and recommend activities to incoming schools.
* Attend and assist with field trips, as schedule permits.
* Develop Summer Camp curriculum, including but not limited to scheduling presenters, developing new activities, familiarizing themselves with existing activities, and researching new curriculum strategies.
* Assist in the management of Summer Camp registration materials, communication with parents, and seeking out marketing opportunities.
* Serve as Summer Camp Director through the summer of 2017, managing all day-to-day operations of the Museums’ Summer Camp program, which will include at least two sessions of week-long camp, and two-four sessions of day camp.
* Manage and delegate responsibilities to one-two Camp Assistants as well as multiple Junior Volunteers (aged 12+) for the duration of camp.
* Other administrative tasks as assigned.

Requirements

* Must be available through June-July for all camp-related activities: two sessions of week-long camp (M-F, 8AM-5PM) and two-four sessions of day camps (one day per session, 8AM-5PM).
* Good people skills, including comfort in speaking to a group and managing others.
* Good time management skills when creating and adhering to a schedule, with the ability to be flexible if needed.
* Must pass an NCSI background check.
* CPR/First Aid certified, or willing to obtain certification, paid for by Wornall/Majors.
* Past experience with children preferred.
* Background or interest in education, history, recreation management, or non-profit management preferred.

Details
The position of Educational Outreach Intern begins in January/February and ends in May (start date flexible). This portion of the internship is unpaid. 5-10 hours per week.

This position will transition into Summer Camp Director for June-July, eligible for a stipend of $1200. Half of the stipend will be paid at the start of the first Summer Camp session, with the last half payable upon successful completion of the final session. Approximately 100-125 hours expected in June-July, corresponding with camp sessions.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Leah Palmer at administrator@wornallmajors.org

College internships available at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

The Harry S. Truman Library is seeking college interns to assist with their education programs. Interns will help provide an interactive museum learning experience to third graders through an educational program at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Mo. This short term paid intern opportunity is available February – April, 2017. The interns will lead groups of 3rd grade students (8/9 yrs old) and move students to stations in the museum galleries and work with students to complete tasks in those areas. The interns will assist students in finding clues and answers within the exhibits and respond to their questions.
For more information and a full internship job description email mark.adams@nara.gov

 

White House Historical Association Internship

White House Historical AssocThe White House Historical Association is seeking a Fall 2016 intern to work within the Curatorial, Exhibitions, and Collections Department in Washington D.C.

Beginning in September 2016, the selected student intern will begin work at the White House Historical Association (WHHA) on a series of projects that engage both the development of the White House Historical Association’s Fall/Spring exhibit and the collections of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at historic Decatur House.

In addition to both exhibit development and collections-related tasks, the intern will also assist with public programing and events at the White House Historical Association. Collections work will include research, planning, and an opportunity to develop narrative material for the Fall/Spring exhibit. General collections work will also be available to further research efforts and enhance collections records. As the WHHA Fall 2016 Intern, this individual will have the opportunity to work and interact with professionals at the WHHA as well as the White House Office of the Curator, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Blair House, the President’s Guest House, National Park Service, United States Capitol Historical Society, and many others.

Student currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in American fine and decorative arts, history, social-cultural or museum studies with schedule availability during normal business hours from September to December 2016 should consider applying.

Applications are due by Friday August 5, 2016.  Find more information here!

Paid Archives Internship at Baker University

The Kansas United Methodist Archive at Baker University is seeking candidates for a paid 500-hour internship beginning in July 2016. The intern will assist the University Archivist with processing United Methodist archival material and research requests. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in archives or who are pursuing an advanced degree in archives management, library science, or a related field of study.

Applicants should submit a letter describing their experience and/or interest in the archival profession or a related field, a resume, and transcripts of all completed undergraduate and graduate work to
Human Resources Department
Baker University
PO Box 65
Baldwin City, KS 66006

or by email at employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu. Attachments should be in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats.

Letters of application should be received by June 3, 2016, and qualified candidates will be interviewed soon after. Award of the internship will be announced as soon as possible depending on receipt of applications and supporting documentation. The anticipated start date is July 5, 2016.

If you have questions, please contact Sara DeCaro at sdecaro@bakeru.eduor (785) 594-8380.

Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summer Internships at the Toy and Miniature Museum

National Toy and Miniatures MuseumThe National Museum of Toys and Miniatures is accepting applications for their summer 2016 internship programs.

The museum is looking for three Summer 2016 Education Interns. Educations interns facilitate the museum’s summer children’s program series, which explores various aspects of the collection through tours, workshops, and gallery presentations. Interns will gain meaningful professional experience in museum education and public speaking by delivering public programs and leading pre-structured, hands-on workshops. Applications due March 14, 2016. For more information or to apply, students can visit the museum’s website at http://toyandminiaturemuseum.org/internships/ or visit http://toyandminiaturemuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/2016-Education-Internship-Description.pdf.

The museum is also seeking a Curatorial/Exhibition Development Intern for Summer 2016. The curatorial intern will gain experience in museum research and exhibition development while working closely with the museum curator. The intern will primarily be responsible for developing a small photographic exhibition featuring a loaned collection of images of 19th century children and their toys. Applications due March 14, 2016. For more information or to apply, students can visit the museum’s website at http://toyandminiaturemuseum.org/internships/ or visit http://toyandminiaturemuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/2016-Curatorial-Internship.pdf

Lastly, the museum is seeking a Summer 2016 Collections Management Intern. The Collections Management intern will play an essential role in improving the documentation of the museum’s collection. The intern will process recent acquisitions of 20th century dollhouses, dollhouse accessories, and play sets currently in storage. Applications due March 14, 2016. For more information or to apply, visit the museum’s website at http://toyandminiaturemuseum.org/internships/ or visit http://toyandminiaturemuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/2016-Collections-Management-Intern-Description.pdf

FFNHA Paid Summer Youth Camp Internship

Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area (FFNHA) is looking for a Summer Youth Camp Intern. The Summer Youth Camp Intern is responsible for assisting in the organization of the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area and Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site Summer Youth Camp. The Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area Youth Camp is for 4th and 5th grade students from local Boys and Girls Clubs. These camps provide an opportunity to explore the themes of: Shaping the Frontier, the Missouri Kansas Border War, and the Enduring Struggle for Freedom through experiencing the cultural, natural, and historical resources in Freedom’s Frontier’s 41 counties in eastern Kansas and western Missouri. Freedom’s Frontier offers this camp to Boys & Girls Club students from the region. The intern position will work with historic sites and with Brown v. Board of Education staff to help facilitate curriculum, activities, and projects for the camp. This intern position places a premium on organization, research skills, communication, teamwork, and project management. This intern will work with students.

Job Details:
The summer youth camp intern will work from the Freedom’s Frontier office in Lawrence, Kansas to plan for the summer youth camp. During camps (6 weeks over the summer) the intern will travel with students visiting various historic sites in the Kansas City, Lawrence, and Topeka area. The start date for this position is negotiable, but must begin at the latest June 1st and will continue through the end of July (possibly into August). During camp weeks, the intern must attend camp (Monday – Friday 9:00 – 4:30). Interns should be able to provide transportation.
This is a paid internship. Any mileage incurred by interns will be reimbursed.

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Hobson, Education & Interpretation Manager at ehobson@freedomsfrontier.org

Application open until filled.

Paid Peace Internship at American Friends Service Committee

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The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a non-profit Quaker-based peace and justice organization is looking for Peace Interns.

The Intern will work with AFSC staff and volunteers to support Kansas City AFSC peace campaigns and engage youth in school, faith and high school settings in creative youth peacemaking and social change activities (e.g. All of Us or None Poster Project and If I Could Change The World spoken word project). Activities will focus on: increasing activism; promoting understanding of militarism and economic injustice; exposing how corporations and the 1% control U.S. policy; and deepen advocacy and visions of a just and peaceful world.

The Peace Intern will:

  • Receive training in peacemaking, social change and conducting popular education activities;
  • Recruit and involve high school -aged youth in peace trainings, creative social change projects and peace building campaigns;
  • Help develop AFSC program materials that appeal to youth and young adults and utilize Twitter, Facebook and other social media to educate and involve youth in KC AFSC program activities;
  • Support KC AFSC peacemaking campaigns and activities

Qualifications include:

  • Being at least 18 years of age
  • Ability to engage youth from diverse groups and economic status
  • Experience in organizing projects and working collaboratively with others
  • Commitment to peace and social justice
  • Ability to utilize social media for education and organizing campaigns
  • Leadership experience, effective oral and written communication and ability to understand and accept diverse points of view
  • Flexibility required to allow for varied meeting/activity schedules

A stipend of $10/hour will be provided.

Applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP.
If interested, submit a cover letter and resume including:

  1. Why do you want to be an AFSC Peace Intern?
  2. What skills and experiences would you bring to the position?

Send inquiries to:
American Friends Service Committee

4405 Gillham Rd., KCMO 64110
Email: iharritt@afsc.org; (include “Peace intern” in subject line)
Office: (816) 931-5256

Paid Internship at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

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The Harry S. Truman Library is seeking college interns to assist with their education programs. Interns will help provide an interactive museum learning experience to third graders through an educational program at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Mo. This short term paid intern opportunity is available February – April, 2016. The interns will lead groups of 3rd grade students (8/9 yrs old) and move students to stations in the museum galleries and work with students to complete tasks in those areas. The interns will assist students in finding clues and answers within the exhibits and respond to their questions.

The interns will be paid $12.50 an hour for a minimum of 100 hours and a maximum of 125 hours during late February to mid-April 2016. The hours will be during the work week, Monday through Thursday and are approximately 9:30am – 1:30pm. The days and hours worked each week may vary.

The deadline for applications is October 30, 2015.

Interviews will be conducted in November and interns notified shortly afterwards. The internship will start in mid-February, 2016.

For more information and a full internship job description email mark.adams@nara.gov

New Funded Internship at the Center for the History of Family Medicine

The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) is presently accepting applications for one internship position with an emphasis in the history of Family Medicine.

The position is open to all interested undergraduate and graduate students living in the Kansas City metropolitan area and surrounding communities, with preference given to students majoring in history, library or information science, historical administration or a related field. The successful applicant must complete a total of 120 hours over 8 to 12 weeks; weekly hours and scheduling are flexible. Upon successful completion of the internship, a scholarship award in the amount of $1,000.00 will be given. For additional details on duties and responsibilities of the position, please visit the Center’s website at:

http://www.aafpfoundation.org/online/foundation/home/programs/center-history/internship.html

The CHFM serves as the principal repository for the collection, conservation, exhibition and study of materials relating to the history of the specialty of Family Medicine in America, and acts as a combination library, archives and museum.

The Center is located at the national headquarters of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) at 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway in Leawood, Kansas.

For more information, please contact:

Don Ivey, MPA
Manager
Center for the History of Family Medicine
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
Leawood, KS 66211
Telephone: (800) 274-2237, ext. 4420
Fax: (913) 906-6095
E-mail: chfm@aafp.org
Website: www.aafpfoundation.org/chfm