Category Archives: Open Internships

Internship Opportunity: Pioneer Spring Cabin Researcher

Start Date: ASAP.

End Date: November 16, 2018

Stipend: $1,500

The Jackson County Historical Society is looking for an intern to conduct research on the Pioneer Spring Cabin, a historic structure in Independence, MO. The cabin has been a hot topic in Independence as of late, but there is lack of primary source materials to date the cabin. The intern will research and write a report properly documenting the history of the cabin to aid the City of Independence in securing grant money and other funds. 

If interested, please contact Dr. Enríquez at enriquezs@umkc.edu.

 

Unpaid Internship Opportunity: Environmental History Collection and Exhibit Development, Missouri Historical Society

Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, MO (Summer 2018)

The Missouri Historical Society (MHS) is accepting applications from students  interested in an unpaid assistantship or internship within the exhibitions and research division. The intern will assist in research for MHS’s artifact collection and in the content development of exhibits.

The intern’s responsibilities may include:

  • Identifying library, photography archive, and document archive holdings related to specific collection artifacts, including source and finding aid citations in a comprehensive summary report
  • Researching maker/manufacturer, industry, materials, ownership, and/or usage information of specified artifacts, including source and finding aid citations in a comprehensive summary report
  • Providing researched characterizations of discrete aspects of regional resource exploitation or conservation
  • Measuring, describing, and entering artifact identification information into Mimsy, the collections database management system
  • Assisting with artifact photography, document scanning, and/or interview transcription

A minimum of 10 hours per week for 12 to 15 weeks is desired, with a flexible schedule between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. The final schedule will be determined with the supervisor.

Preferred assistantship candidates will be graduate students; undergraduate students in good academic standing with a passion for and competency in the subject will be considered for internship. Appropriate fields of academic study include: environmental studies, archaeology, material culture studies, history, museum studies, archive management, or similar fields. The applicant should have good communication, computer, and research skills, and sensitivity to and care for delicate artifacts.

To apply for this position, please submit a résumé to Vicki Kaffenberger and Tamaki A. Harvey Stratman at vak@mohistory.org and tamaki@mohistory.org. Candidates will then be directed to complete a full application. If selected for an interview, candidates will be asked to supply two references.

For questions, please contact: Vicki Kaffenberger at vak@mohistory.org or Tamaki A. Harvey Stratman at tamaki@mohistory.org.

The Missouri Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that serves as the confluence of historical perspectives and contemporary issues to inspire and engage audiences.

Education Intern & Summer Camp Manager Wornall/Majors House Museums

The Wornall/Majors House Museums is seeking one individual to assist with developing curriculum and educational programming for children for our summer camp series. This position is a hybrid position of an unpaid internship and paid camp management position. Building on the groundwork laid by previous camp sessions, the Curriculum Intern will work to create thematic lesson plans centering on various topic relevant to mid-nineteenth century history education, including, but not limited to: frontier life, the Civil War, Native American culture, horticulture, and arts and crafts. The intern will put their lesson plans into action as Summer Camp Manager for two weeks of camp programming.

Responsibilities:
• Develop Summer Camp curriculum, including but not limited to: scheduling presenters, developing new activities, refining or refreshing existing activities, and researching new curriculum strategies.
• Communicate with parents prior to camp start dates.
• Work with the Volunteer Manager to recruit and manage Junior Volunteers (ages 12+) prior to and during camp.
• Assist in creating and maintaining budget for program expenses.
• Serve as Summer Camp Manager through the summer of 2017, managing all day-to-day operations of the Museum’s camp program, which will consist of two weeks (10 days) of camp sessions.
• Inventory and organize camp supplies during and following camp sessions.
• Other administrative tasks as assigned.
Requirements
• Must be available June 11-15 and July 9-13 for all camp sessions.
• 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.
• Experience with children preferred.
• Either majoring in or experience with education, history, or recreation management.

The position of Curriculum Intern begins in May and extends through July. This portion of the internship is unpaid. 5-15 hours per week.

During the time that the intern is serving as Summer Camp Manager (June 11-15, July 16-20, and any time directly related to set up/tear down logistics of camp), the intern will be paid $10/hr.
Intern will work primarily out of our Wornall House location during camp planning session (6115 Wornall Rd., KCMO), and at the Majors House location during the duration of summer camp (8201 State Line Rd., KCMO).

Apply: 
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Sarah Bader-King at programs@wornallmajors.org.

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, educational programming, and nonprofit administration. We value our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. Internships can be tailored to fit requirements for college credit.

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

Rockhurst High School Archives Unpaid Internship

Rockhurst High School Archives is taking applications for 2 unpaid summer internships. The Archive Interns will work closely with the School Archivist on some of the following projects: processing & cataloguing the collection, collection care & conservation, subject file creation, and school newspaper digitization project. In addition, the Archives Intern will assist with research and development of two digital exhibits being planned for the schools new Learning Commons & Sports Hall of Fame.

About: The Rockhurst High School Archives documents the history of Rockhurst from the time of its founding in 1910 to the present. The Archives collections encompass a wide array of media and subject matter. Paper-based collections include publications, curricula, class lists, office records, oral histories, scrapbooks, event programs and photographs. Videotapes, audiotapes, slides, photographs and a variety of three-dimensional artifacts also provide documentation on the history of Rockhurst High School.

Length: 40 hours from June 5th-August 4th. Beginning & ending dates are flexible and the internship may extend into the fall semester if desired.

Position Requirements:Applicant must have experience working in an archive or museum with historical collections and must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate history program. Please e-mail your resume to Tim Reidy at treidy@rockhursths.edu. The deadline for applications is May 15th. This is an unpaid internship position.

Collection Intern

The Wornall/Majors House Museums

6115 Wornall Road

Kansas City, MO 64113

816-444-1858

www.wornallmajors.org

SUMMER INTERNSHIP AT THE WORNALL/MAJORS HOUSE MUSEUMS

COLLECTION INTERN

The Wornall/Majors House Museums is a non-profit that preserves and interprets 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.

 About the Internship

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

The internship runs through the summer and may extend into the fall if desired. This is an unpaid position for college credit. The internship will focus on the John Wornall House’s collections. Throughout the course of the internship, the intern will research collection items using museum records and outside sources, and update collection records in Past Perfect. 

Responsibilities

  • Examine museum collection records
  • Conduct research to determine validity of records
  • Conduct research to obtain new information
  • Update collection records in Past Perfect
  • Update Past Perfect to reflect latest inventory
  • Other tasks as assigned

Requirements

  • Familiarity with research methods
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to discern importance and validity of information
  • Genuine interest in the history of the area and of the Civil War
  • Background in museum studies, history, or library science preferred.

Schedule

The intern will work 15 hours a week at the John Wornall House Museum for a minimum of 8 weeks. Beginning and ending dates can be flexible and the internship may extend into the fallsemester if desired. In addition, the intern may be asked to participate in special events and field trips. These hours are not required and may be substituted for a regularly scheduled shift.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Sarah Bader-King, programs@wornallmajors.org

Summer Camp Manager

6115 Wornall Road

Kansas City, MO 64113

816-444-1858

www.wornallmajors.org

The Wornall/Majors House Museums

SEASONAL POSITION AT THE WORNALL/MAJORS HOUSE MUSEUMS

SUMMER CAMP MANAGER

ABOUT THE CAMP

Camp Wornall/Majors introduces children to what daily life was like on the frontier 150 years ago through interactive activities and experiences. Campers will have the opportunity to travel through history, from Native American communities through the Civil War. History will come to life for children as they interact with reenactors and participate in story-telling about the Underground Railroad, the Battle of Westport, the Pony Express, and more. They will also have hands-on opportunities to learn how to create various items that were integral to pioneer life: everything from paint, granola, rope, ink, and fabrics. Camp Wornall/Majors is for children who have completed kindergarten through age 12.

2 Week-long camps take place 9 AM – 4 PM at the Alexander Majors House (8201 State Line Rd., KCMO 64113) Monday-Thursday, and at the John Wornall House (6115 Wornall Rd., KCMO 64114) on Friday.

Dates: June 12-16, July 10-14

3 One-day camps 9 AM – 5 PM, 2 at the Alexander Majors House, and 1 at the John Wornall House.

Dates: June 8, June 26, July 18

JOB DESCRIPTION: CAMP MANAGER

  • The Camp Manager is responsible, in conjunction with the Camp Director, for overseeing the supervision, coordination, and evaluation of Camp Wornall/Majors including:
  • Preparing daily camp activities
  • Leading group activities and lessons
  • Enforcing rules, regulations, and administration of camp programs and activities
  • Supervising volunteers and junior counselors
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRMENTS

  • Two years of college with a major in education, history or non-profit management
  • Availability for all sessions of camp plus additional time to prep for camp as needed.
  • Must pass an NCSI background check.
  • CPR/First Aid certified, or willing to obtain certification, paid for by Wornall/Majors.
  • Preference will be given to individuals with relevant experience in history or education

Compensation: $8/hr.

To apply send resume to:

Sarah Bader-King, Director of Public Programming and Events

programs@wornallmajors.com

Unpaid Internship Opportunity at The Institute of Black Invention & Technology

The Institute of Black Invention & Technology, Inc. is looking for an unpaid curatorial intern for the Fall 2017 semester.

Title: Curatorial Intern

Reports to: Sandra Lamb, Director of Programing

Status: Unpaid Internship

Time: 1 academic credit hour, 40 hours for the semester

The Institute of Black Invention & Technology, Inc. was founded in Amherst, MA by Carroll and Sandra Lamb. It became incorporated in 2005 as a non-profit corporation. The Institute is a traveling museum which highlight the accomplishments and achievement s of African American men, women and youth who have made outstanding contributions in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, math and science.

Position Summary: The Curatorial Intern will work with the Director of Programming in assisting with research and development of current and upcoming exhibitions and programs. the intern will also assist in maintaining reports on all artifacts and data entry regarding the collection. this internship will allow the student to earn valuable experience and knowledge in a non-traditional museum setting.

Position Requirements:

  • Ability to commit 40 hours for the semester
  • Computer proficiency–Windows Application

If interested, please contact Dr. Enríquez at enriquezs@umkc.edu

Volunteer Opportunity at Freedom’s Frontier

Freedom’s Frontier is partnering with the Kansas City Public Library to compile oral history interviews with members of the Quindaro Community. The project is looking for volunteers to help conducting and/or transcribing oral histories starting in February.

For more information contact Liz Hobson at ehobson@freedomsfrontier.org or by phone at (785) 856-2333.