Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Great Lakes Naval Museum Internship Program

The Great Lakes Naval Museum internship program allows for interns with numerous interests, strengths, and goals to gain practical, hands-on museum experience at the United States Navy's newest museum. As an official Department of the Navy Museum, the Great Lakes Naval Museum's mission is to select, collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the United States Navy with particular emphasis on the Navy's only "boot camp" at the Naval Training Station/Center at Great Lakes, Illinois. The list below contains pertinent information about the Great Lakes Naval Museum's internship program, current internships available, and the steps necessary to apply for an internship.

Eligibility: Registered students of colleges or universities and graduates thereof are eligible for this program.

Credit: The Great Lakes Naval Museum does not award college credit, but many U.S. colleges and universities will recognize academic work performed while interning at the Museum. Contact your academic advisor, school's registrar, or career planning office for more information on how to receive credit.

Duration: There is no set length for an internship. The minimum period is three weeks full-time (120 hours). Internships can last an academic quarter or semester, during which time a student may serve on either a full or part-time basis.

Stipends: The Great Lakes Naval Museum provides no salaries or other stipends to interns.

Current Internships Available:

Curatorial: An intern with an American Studies, history or art history background would be closely involved with exhibition programs, reinforcing learned research and writing techniques, as well as providing work experience in a museum environment. Curatorial interns are supervised by the Museum Director who assigns tasks that might include research and development of an exhibition script, catalogs or brochures. Projects involve research in the photographic and artifact collections of the Great Lakes Naval Museum. The intern is expected to have excellent research skills, the ability to write clearly and concisely and to work independently. A prior knowledge of American naval history is not essential, but would be helpful for this internship.

Education: An Education internship is open to students with backgrounds in education, history or art history. The intern works both independently and with museum staff to conceive, develop, and implement education programs directly related to the Museum's collection. Education programs may be developed for elementary and secondary school students, special education students, senior citizens, and the "casual" visitor. School programs are geared to the curriculum. This internship provides an opportunity for a student to apply education and history skills to interpret artifacts in a museum setting and allows students to explore the museum field as a career choice. The intern should have knowledge of age-group characteristics, skill levels, and age-appropriate activities. He or she should also possess strong research skills. A background in American history or American Studies is preferable, but not required.

How to Apply:
To apply for an internship, please submit the following information:

  • Internship Program application form Download Application
  • Academic transcripts (unofficial are acceptable)
  • A resume outlining your educational, professional, and volunteer experiences
  • A one-page personal statement (use this essay to tell us how an internship at the Great Lakes Naval Museum will advance your academic/career goals)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • A writing sample of not less than 1,000 words

Please submit completed application materials (via mail or electronically) to the following:

Director, Great Lakes Naval Museum
Great Lakes Naval Museum
Building 42
610 Farragut Avenue
Great Lakes, IL 60088

Questions: If you have any questions about the internship application process, please contact the Great Lakes Naval Museum at 847-688-3154.

2011 Summer Internships at The Gaston County Museum Dallas, North Carolina

Exhibits/Collections Intern (1 position available)

Summer 2011 (30 to 40 hours per week)

Application Deadline: March 31, 2011


The Gaston County Museum is currently seeking a collections/exhibits intern for summer 2011. This position will work specifically with the permanent collection accessioning and photographing objects. Both interns will assist the Curatorial Staff in exhibit design and installation. The interns will also work under the guidance of the Curatorial Staff to update and maintain permanent exhibits and interpreted spaces.

The successful candidate will be detail oriented, organized, and able to work independently. Must be able to work with and meet deadlines, lift up to 30 pounds, and climb stairs and ladders. Preference will be given to candidates with previous museum work or course experience and/or candidates wishing to pursue a career in museums. Knowledge of PastPerfect collections database a plus.

The internship is unpaid, but housing that is within walking distance to the museum is provided. The internship will begin in the summer (depending on intern’s schedule), and end in August, and be 30 to 40 hours per week during that time. Deadline for application is March 31, 2011.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, as well as a 1 page essay indicating why they want do their internship at the Gaston County Museum and what they hope to gain from the experience to:

The Gaston County Museum

Attn: Jeff Pruett

P.O. Box 429

Dallas, NC 28034

Phone: 704-922-7681 x.105

Fax: 704-922-7683



The deadline to submit a student application for the 2011 program is March 1
Columbus, OH (January 14, 2011)—The Columbus Foundation’s 2011 Summer
Fellowship Program is working to engage the next generation of in the nonprofit sector.
Eleven college or graduate students will be selected to participate in the program as
Fellows at a wide range of Franklin County nonprofit organizations. The deadline to
submit a student application online is March 1.
Now in its second year, the Foundation’s Summer Fellowship Program provides career related
work experience for selected college students interested in the nonprofit sector.
Students are placed with a Franklin County nonprofit organization, from June 13 through
August 19. All Fellows will receive a stipend for their work.
To qualify for the Fellowship, applicants must be a college junior, senior, or graduate
student in the fall of 2011 and be a Franklin County high school graduate or pursing a
degree at a college or university at a Franklin County institution.
In April, the selected Fellows will be named to participate in the program after having
been interviewed and matched with a nonprofit organization, based on their area of
interest. The nonprofits participating in the program were selected to host a student
through a competitive application process.
For additional information about the program, participating nonprofits, and/or to submit
an application, please visit
Related Links:
Summer Fellowship Eligibility and Application Info:
2010 Fellow’s Blog:
About The Columbus Foundation
The Columbus Foundation is the trusted philanthropic advisor to more than 1,800
individuals, families, and businesses who have created unique funds to make a
difference in the lives of others through the most effective philanthropy possible. Serving
the region for more than 67 years, The Columbus Foundation is the ninth largest
community foundations in the United States today. The Foundation’s online resource,
PowerPhilanthropy, makes it possible for everyone to access valuable information and
support central Ohio nonprofit organizations.

Teach in NYC!

My name is Lauren Kraus and I am a Recruitment Manager with the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality (TRQ). In my role, I am tasked with finding the best new teachers available to fill vacancies in our critical shortage areas, including special education and science. The New York City Department of Education takes closing the student achievement gap seriously. Since 2002, graduation rates have increased 29 percent, and over this same time period, Black and Latino fourth and eighth graders in New York City achieved greater gains in both math and English than their White and Asian peers, narrowing the socioeconomic and racial achievement gap. We fully understand that our excellent teachers are responsible for these accomplishments.

As part of our commitment to constantly increasing teacher quality, we are interested in working with recent graduates from your college to help them join our team.

Even though we live in an uncertain economy with unclear hiring projections, we believe that NYC schools will have some need for external candidates in special education and science, and to a lesser degree, secondary academic subjects, foreign languages* and English as a Second Language. Even with limited opportunities, applying to the New York City public schools right now allows candidates some benefits they won’t receive through other school districts’ application processes. These benefits include the following:

· New Teacher Finder Support: Candidates who meet our screening criteria become members of our New Teacher Finder, our system where principals search for eligible teacher applicants. As a New Teacher Finder member, applicants are also eligible to attend webinars and chats on a variety of relevant topics for new job seekers.

· Interviews for TRQ Select: TRQ Select is a program for our highest potential candidates. TRQ Select members get access to a recruiter and other high-level support in the job search.

· Invitations to Events: Applicants in the New Teacher Finder may also be invited to our I TEACH NYC Tours or our Principal Panels, depending on demand. I TEACH NYC Tours are recruiter led tours of some of our successful high-need schools; Principal Panels are events where our principals give advice to new teachers on conducting their job search and making their first year of teaching as successful as possible.

Our first deadline for applications is February 28, 2011. Candidates who apply by this date and are accepted into the New Teacher Finder will be eligible to attend exclusive webinars on resume and portfolio development for new educators. Please encourage all new students who you feel have the potential to work in our schools to apply at All Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality services, as well as other information on becoming a NYC teacher, including salary and certification, are also detailed on our website.

Please register and attend an upcoming online information session. We will be hosting several online information sessions (Webinars) that will inform you of your next steps with regards to finding a teaching position in our NYCDOE public schools. Information sessions are posted on our website on an ongoing basis at – please look under “upcoming events” at the bottom of the home page. Information shared is the same in all information sessions – so simply pick a time and date that best suits your schedule and register and attend. Regardless of the information session you attend it is important to note that I am the point person from this Office for your college should you have any questions. Once you register you will receive an email with login instructions. Registrants should mark their calendar for the event, and save the confirmation email, as they will need it to access the event online.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 718-935-4199.


Lauren Kraus

Teacher Recruitment Manager (Recruiter)

Maryland Sea Grant's Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Estuarine Science

It is a great opportunity. Spend a summer by the Chesapeake Bay.


- 12 week program: May 22 to August 14, 2011.
- $4200 stipend plus housing and travel support to and from Maryland
- Applications due: February 22, 2011
- Apply

We select undergraduates in diverse disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science.

Details and application guidance at our web site:

We are particularly interested in supporting talented students from institutions where access to marine science and to research projects is limited and who are from underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Since 1989, NSF has supported bringing students to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at either Chesapeake Biological Lab or Horn Point Lab of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

If you have any questions please feel free to email or call me (301-405-6373).
Fredrika Moser

James A. Rice
Professor of Biology & Extension Fisheries Specialist
North Carolina State University
Room 255 David Clark Labs
Box 7617, Raleigh, NC 27695-7617
PH: 919/515-4592 FAX: 919/515-5327

Museum Internship in Alaska

The Hammer Museum in Haines Alaska is recruiting for a 3-month internship with a flexible start day from May to September 20011

The Hammer Museum is a non-profit, private entity and the world's only museum dedicated to hammers. Its mission is to provide a view of the past and a history of technology through the use of man's first tool. There are over 1500 hammers on display, ranging from Roman times to the present.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Interns may work on one or more of the following projects: cataloging and researching the museum collection, taking digital photographs of artifacts; website development; assisting with an inventory of the museum collection on a Past Perfect database; public speaking, and newsletter development.


  • Strong writing, research and collections care skills.
  • Strong organizational, multitasking and people skills.
  • Computer skills, including PastPerfect database software and word processing or a desire to learn them.
  • Ability to work independently and on detailed tasks.
  • Knowledge of the history of technology a plus.
  • Degree or expected degree in history, education, museum studies, humanities or a related field.
  • An adventurous spirit.

COMPENSATION: The internship comes with a $100 per week stipend and basic housing is provided. Haines is a wonderful Alaskan community with a population of around 2000 and a breathtaking landscape.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and why you are interested in this internship, and your current resume including three references by mail or email to:

Contact Dave Pahl

The Hammer Museum
108 Main Street
Box 702
Haines, Alaska 99827
(907) 766-2374

All submissions must be received by March 15.

Successful applicant will be notified by April 10