Friday, May 18, 2018

Fall 2018 internships at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, deadline is July 1

The National Museum of American History internship program allows a diverse group of people with innumerable interests, strengths, and goals to encounter an educational environment where they can work with and learn from professionals and scholars in related areas of concentration. The Museum offers interns of different backgrounds incredible opportunities in a variety of fields, from public relations to exhibition research to project design. Learning from knowledgeable mentors in the dynamic atmosphere of the Museum and Washington, D.C. area, interns enjoy an intensive experience as multifaceted as the Museum itself. In addition we provide a robust set of enrichment activities that range from behind-the-scenes collection tours, career readiness workshops, director’s talks and field trips.

We currently have four different programs to select from In our Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment system (SOLAA) https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/#/public:
1.       NMAH Development Internship (External Affairs) Program – For more information and read our testimonials à http://americanhistory.si.edu/getinvolved/internship/opportunities/development
2.       NMAH Special Events Internship (External Affairs) Program - For more information and read our testimonials à http://americanhistory.si.edu/getinvolved/internship/opportunities/special-events
3.       NMAH Office of Communications & Marketing Program – For more information à http://americanhistory.si.edu/getinvolved/internship/opportunities/public-affairsoffice-communications-marketing
4.       NMAH Internship Program à http://americanhistory.si.edu/getinvolved/internship This selection is for all other internship projects outside of External Affairs and Communications & Marketing (i.e. Curatorial Projects; Archives Center; Conservation; Public Programs – Daily Programs, Programs in African American History, Programs in Latino History; Graphic Production; Exhibition Design and more!). Once you select ‘NMAH Internship Program’ you will have to choose three internship projects that are ranked by preference.
a.       PAID INTERNSHIP – James Lollar Hagan – Fall 2018 Project: “Entertaining America” Curatorial Project - http://americanhistory.si.edu/getinvolved/internship/james-lollar-hagan-internship
b.       New Project – Inclusion Infusion (Accessibility) Project - This new project will provide a wide range of opportunities for visitors who are blind or have low vision to experience the Museum better. The intern will provide assistance with the four project components: creating verbal description tours, offering electronic guiding system to visitors who use AIRA, two tactile floor plans with audio, and take-away materials in braille and large print. Work will consist of testing prototypes, conducting evaluations, monitoring development of all four components.
Learning Objectives: The intern will learn the planning process involved in launching an innovative large-scale project. They will gain experience in coordinating a project across several different departments, and they will understand what is needed to serve as a Project Manager of a large project.
Comprehensive Evaluation Plan
The Intern will create systems for collecting, monitoring and reporting out evaluation data for all surveys and studies conducted. They will coordinate this with a new initiative for all Smithsonian units to collect evaluation data on outreach, engagement and impact.  Conduct front-end and formative qualitative evaluations with visitors and learn to conduct rapid prototype testing.
Learning Objectives:  The Intern will learn to analyze data and create original reports that will inform a wide range of staff. They will learn how to collaborate with other Smithsonian units and provide feedback data collected so that this initiative can be expanded.

The central Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (www.smithsonianofi.com) has paid internship opportunities that students can apply to and receive funding while being placed with a project at the National Museum of American History. In your essay you can indicate the National Museum of American History or other units as potential placements. Here are a few of those programs:
1.       Anne R. and G. Wayne Clough Internship - https://www.smithsonianofi.com/anne-r-and-g-wayne-clough-internship/
2.       James E. Webb Internship for Minority Undergraduate Juniors and Graduate Students in Business and Public Administration https://www.smithsonianofi.com/internship-opportunities/james-e-webb-internship/
3.       Katzenberger Foundation Art History Internship - https://www.smithsonianofi.com/internship-opportunities/katzenberger-art-history-internship/
4.       Minority Awards Program – Internship and Visiting Student - https://www.smithsonianofi.com/minority-internship-program/
5.       Native American Awards Program – Internship - https://www.smithsonianofi.com/internship-opportunities/native-american-internship-awards/
6.       Go to www.smithsonianofi.com for deadlines and other information.

We have created multiple internship postings on Handshake.com. If your institution uses something other than Handshake.com to post internship opportunities feel free to create a post using information from this email.

If you are interested in organizing an informational session feel free to contact me at NMAHintern@si.edu. Informational sessions are mostly done through our video conference system. If you are within the Washington DC metropolitan area we can also visit your campus as well. If you are outside of the DC metropolitan area and are interested in having us come to your campus please know that we will do our best to accommodate your requests. We also invite schools to bring their students to the Museum for a site visit.

Our deadline is July 1, 2018 for our summer internships

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Workshop on applying to State Department for Spring 2019 Internship

Anyone interested in applying to Department of State for spring 2019 internships?

Federal and Global Fellows Programs are offering a workshop this week on how to apply for Department of State internships!  Honors Students are very welcome!

Reasons for offering such a workshop this week:
1. The application period (https://careers.state.gov/intern/student-internships/) has already opened and will be closing on JUNE 1st, 2018.  
2. Most of you are still around this week!

If you wish to apply to State, we highly recommend that you try to attend this workshop!  Lots of tips on how to be successful in applying!


Date: Friday, 18 May 2018
Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Location: Federal and Global Fellows office, 2407 Marie Mount Hall

Please bring HARD copies of your resume - for review and feedback portion.

Note that much of the information and tips of the workshop is transferable to other types of applications.  So also feel free to attend the State workshop for tips that are transferable to other applications.


From Dr. Joan Burton, Director; Mr. Jay Arasan, Assistant Director, Naz Beyranvand, Coordinator

Apply to be an Honors College Student Employee for Summer 2018!

In this position, student employees will function as front office and digital media supporters.

General student employee responsibilities include but are not limited to: answering the phone, greeting guests, making copies, on-campus deliveries and pick-ups, setting up for and cleaning up after events, moving and lifting furniture/boxes, classroom AV assistance, organizing storage areas, assisting with supply inventory, and other duties and special projects as assigned. Based upon specific skill sets, students may be asked to develop marketing materials, assist with newsletters, social media, etc.
Digital Media responsibilities include but are not limited to: creating marketing materials such as flyers, posters and social graphics, updating web pages, and curating photos and videos. 

We are specifically looking for someone to work 14-21 hours per week during the summer. If you're interested, please apply here.


PLEASE NOTE: THIS APPLICATION DEADLINE IS May 23, 2018 11:59PM

SUMMER CLASS ON HIP HOP, BLACK HISTORY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENTS

To register go to testudo.umd.edu and look for AASP 498E


Global and Federal Fellows Application: Rolling Admission!

Federal/Global Fellows Program- Great for Honors College Students!
Want an internship in Washington, D.C.? Interested in global or domestic issues? Apply now to the Global Fellows or Federal Fellows Program!Earn Scholarship in Practice credit and a Fellows Program notation on your transcript! All our courses are cross-listed with Honors!

In the fall, students take a seminar course from industry practitioners in one of several concentrations covering foreign policy, diplomacy, homeland security, energy and environment, and science in a global context. In the spring, students intern at federal agencies, congressional offices, think-tanks, nonprofits, and related organizations. Past internship locations include Department of State, embassies, Department of Homeland Security, National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, White House, U.S. Helsinki Commission, and many more.  Activities include trips to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers. 

APPLY NOW!!! Application Link: Online Application
​Deadline: Rolling Admission​

For complete details regarding the application requirements, visit our websites: http://federalfellows.umd.edu and/orhttp://globalfellowsdc.umd.edu or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. 
Rolling admission
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Monday, May 14, 2018

BPI Summer 2018 Fellowship – Paid ($2,250 a month)

Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI) is seeking an additional summer fellow for our Washington, D.C. headquarters.

BPI is the largest marketer in the Democratic Party, with roots in the presidential campaigns of John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama. Fellows at BPI have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the constantly evolving world of marketing by working with clients such as high-profile political campaigns, corporations, and non-profits.


This particular fellow will have the opportunity to work with an exciting mix of clients, including EMILY’s List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics. Ideal candidates will have strong writing skills and an interest in marketing.
 

Applicants should send their resumes to Meredith ( mlightstone [at] bpimedia.com ) with some information about their interest. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

For candidates interested in fall positions, we will be posting applications on our careers page within a few days.


Location(s): Washington, DC


Employee Status: Temporary – 3 months, with potential to extend for 1 additional 3 month fellowship pending review
 

Salary: $2,250/month stipend
 

Bully Pulpit Interactive provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants for employment regardless of gender identity, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship status, matriculation, personal appearance, genetic information or other protected group status.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Fulbright International English Teaching Opportunities - Info May 14, 15

Are you interested in pursuing prestigious English teaching opportunities after graduation?

Attend an info session to learn about the Fulbright US Student Grant Program, the nation’s largest and most prestigious global fellowship program!

Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates (who are also US citizens) opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1100 English Teaching Assistantships are available to over 70 nations. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-awards/english-teaching-assistant-awards

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information several workshops on Fulbright English teaching opportunities – please RSVP using the links below if you plan to attend (and let us know if are interested but unable to attend by writing to fulbright@umd.edu).

FULBRIGHT GRANT INFO SESSIONS: Please RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu and specify which day/time you plan to attend in your response:

Monday May 14 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday May 14 at 4 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall 
Tuesday May 15 at 12 noon  – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall 
Tuesday May 15 at 4 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall 

Can't attend - let us know at fulbright@umd.edu and we'll reach out to you individually.

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads, Grad Students – All Majors – GPA of 3.2 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2018

Francis DuVinage, Ph.D.
Director, National Scholarships Office and Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
 
Email:duvinage@umd.edu
Phone: (301) 314-9458
Fax: (301) 314-0085
http://www.scholarships.umd.edu
http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu