Monthly Archives: October 2017

Unpaid Internship Opportunity: Congressional Leadership Fund

The Congressional Leadership Fund is currently seeking students interested in learning more about campaigning and effective public communications. Student interns will gain invaluable knowledge about the democratic process and work to become adept communicators through hands on experience with elected officials, candidates, and the general public. The internship opportunities for this Fall are open to any student; however, they must apply and be accepted. Hours are flexible, but students must be able to commit to 8-10 hours per week and are responsible for their own transportation.

The 2018 election cycle promises to be one of the most contested elections in history.  The

Congressional Leadership Fund will be an important part of this election and you will have a firsthand view of what it takes to win a campaign.

Eligible students will be provided with academic credit or service hours. While these positions are unpaid, they will provide political opportunities not available elsewhere and upon completion of the program, a letter of recommendation to a future employer or college will be provided.

Interns will be expected to assist the Congressional Leadership Fund

  • Grassroots Organizing
  • Event Planning
  • Research
  • Data Entry
  • Coalition Outreach Activities
  • Voter Contacts
  • Office Management

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email Blake Hale at bhale@theclf.org.

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Paid Internship Opportunity: Baker University Archives

The Baker University Archives is pleased to announce a 200-hour internship to assist with the arrangement and description of the Bailey Family Collection. The intern will assist the university archivist with and create a finding-aid for the collection, which is approximately 16 cubic feet in size.

College course work in history or a related discipline and an interest in archives are required. Experience using Archon, Archives Space, or a similar program is desirable. Individuals currently enrolled in a history, library science, information management, or archives management program are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Office of Human Resources, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006 or by email at employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats. Interviews will be conducted on the Baldwin City campus. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Paid Internship Opportunity: Harry S. Truman Library

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, 2018. 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

Working as a Collection Intern at the Alexander Majors House

My first several weeks working as a collection intern at the Alexander Majors House Museum have proven to be both challenging and engaging. My past public history experience has been primarily in archives and this is the first internship where I’ve been able to work with museum objects. My initial assignment was to make an inventory of the house’s objects. This has been a bit daunting, given that there are a total of fourteen rooms and hallways, each chockfull of artifacts. The ultimate goal of the internship is to catalog all objects into the museum’s database for accession.

The most common obstacle has been my lack of knowledge about Victorian period antiquities. Fortunately, I was provided with a rough list and description of each room’s objects. With the aid of my smartphone and the internet, I researched objects on the list and compared them with objects in the house. For example, after learning about the aesthetic differences between Bristol and Old Paris vases I was able to distinguish them throughout the house.

However, there have been instances where I’ve been completely baffled by an object and its purpose. For instance, there are some odd utensils in the kitchen (like the one pictured below) whose functions completely elude me. In these cases, I write the best description possible and make a note to get help identifying it later. I then take pictures of the object for later identification. Once finished, I’ll go through the house with my supervisor and reexamine those particular artifacts.

Identifying and learning about Victorian artifacts has been a rewarding experience. This knowledge will become especially useful if I plan to work at a museum dealing with this time period.

-Kevin Ploth

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