Internship News January/February 2019, Issue 1 Career Services Office St. John’s College Annapolis, MD
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The internships listed here are a modest selection from the thousands of internships available nationwide. Please visit the listed website for more detailed information about the internship and its requirements. The Career Services Office can help you with any additional questions you may have. Many of the unpaid summer internships may be appropriate for Hodson Internship funding. Please refer to the Hodson Internship brochure for program details or come by our office for more information.
Includes internships in the fields of Environment/Outdoors, Government/Law/Public Policy/Foreign Affairs, and Historic Preservation/Libraries & More Hodson Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Resume review deadline: February 6, 2019 Intent to apply deadline: February 13, 2019
Next info session: Tuesday, January 15, 3:45, Conversation Room
Please stop by with your application questions—we’re here to help with the process!
Environment & Outdoors Alaska State Parks, Various locations in Alaska Internships include archaeological assistant, backcountry ranger assistant, museum assistant, natural history interpreter, park caretaker, ranger assistant and trail crew. Locations include the Ketchikan area state parks, Bird Point Chugach State Park, Denali State Park, and others. Eligibility: Open to undergraduates and graduates; preferred and required experience varies by internship. U.S. citizens only Application deadline: April 1, 2019 Stipend: Subsistence stipend of $100-$500/month, provided with rustic housing and uniforms Visit: www.dnr.alaska.gov/parks/vip/vvi.htm 1
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES): Summer Naturalist Intern, Aspen, CO
Each year ACES offers an intensive Summer Naturalist Internship program at ACES at Hallam Lake, their visitor center and 25-acre nature preserve in the heart of downtown Aspen. Summer Naturalists receive valuable training and experience while leading guided hikes and conducting environmental education programs at Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, the Maroon Bells, ACES sites at Hallam Lake, the Catto Center at Toklat and Rock Bottom Ranch, and at various other iconic locations around Aspen.
The Summer Naturalist program has a dual purpose. First, ACES aims to provide the best possible learning and working experience to Naturalists. The second goal is informative and inspiring educational interactions with ACES tour and class participants. Eligibility: Open to juniors, seniors, recent grads, and graduate students. Experience in the natural sciences, environmental education, and an interest in environmental education is important. U.S. citizens only. Application deadline: February 15, 2019 Stipend: Paid, $225/week, plus shared housing within walking distance and a weekly food box. You also have the opportunity to participate in one or more of ACESâ€™ Naturalist Field School courses. Twelve-week commitment: June 3 â€“ September 2, 2019 Visit: www.aspennature.org/work-aces/recurring-positions/summer-naturalist Contact: Jim Kravitz: 970-925-5756, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicago Botanic Garden Education Programs, Chicago, IL Interns gain hands-on experience in the areas of education, horticulture or research, and attend educational programming to broaden their general exposure to public horticulture and research. The Garden consists of 385 acres with 24 gardens and four native habitat areas and is the second most visited public garden in the U.S. Eligibility: Open to undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students Application deadline: Rolling, most positions are filled by April 15
Stipend: Most are paid For more information visit: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/internship Contact: email@example.com
Maryland League of Conservation Voters, Spring Internships Annapolis & Baltimore, MD
The Maryland LCV and LCV Education Fund are among Maryland's leading statewide advocacy organizations. They work in Annapolis to pass pro-conservation legislation and engage conservation minded voters on Election Day and beyond to hold elected officials accountable.
The internships begin on a rolling basis on January 5 and end around May 30. The internships are approximately 10-20 hours a week. Interns must have reliable transportation and access to the internet. Internships are in the following areas: Legislative, Fundraising Research & Writing, Event Planning, Clean Water Policy/Chesapeake Bay Advocacy, Media Coverage and Communications, Water Multimedia Design and Communications, and Chispa Eligibility: Open to undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students Application deadline: Rolling Stipend: Unpaid Visit: http://www.mdlcv.org/jobs-and-internships Contact: To apply, send resume and cover letter, indicating position to firstname.lastname@example.org (no calls)
Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center San Juan Islands, Friday Harbor, WA
Interns gain hands-on experience working with many different wildlife species and learn skills such as handling techniques, diets, food preparation and feeding methods, and assist experienced rehabilitation staff with treatments. The internships are intended to provide on-the-job training in basic rehabilitation skills, not to teach advanced veterinary theory or techniques. Wolf Hollowâ€™s rehabilitation staff works closely with local vets, but there is not a vet on staff. Please note that, despite the name, Wolf Hollow does not rehabilitate wolves or other large carnivores. Eligibility: Open to students with a strong interest in wildlife Application deadline: February 14, 2019 Stipend: Unpaid with shared housing provided, eight-week commitment Visit: www.wolfhollowwildlife.org/education/internships Contact: 360-378-5000, email@example.com
Government, Law, Public Policy, Foreign Affairs, Political American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Anthony Shadid Intern Program, Washington, DC While the program is primarily oriented to Arab-American students, applicants of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Committee is an Arab-American civil rights organization founded to defend the rights of Americans of Arab descent from discrimination, stereotyping, and hate crimes; to promote the Arab cultural heritage; and to represent the Arab-American community on issues of foreign and 3
domestic policy. The intern program offers a variety of positions for leadership development; educates students on issues of civil rights; Arab heritage; current events in the Middle East; and empowers them to educate others. Internships are available in government relations, legal, media outreach, organizing and more. Interns must be or become regular ADC members. Eligibility: Open to undergraduates, recent graduates, graduate students or law students Application deadline: March 23, 2019 Stipend: Some internships may be paid, eleven-week commitment Visit: www.adc.org/adcri/adc-anthony-shadid-internship-program
The Center for American Progress Internship, Washington, DC The Center for American Progress offers full- and part-time internships each summer to all undergraduate and master's-level students and J.D. and Ph.D. candidates. Successful applicants will be bright, highly motivated scholars with strong academic records and an interest and aptitude for public policy and/or political communication. Interns directly engage with the organizationâ€™s policy experts and participate in a variety of activities, including trainings, research, writing, and web-based projects designed to enhance their professional skills. Interns gain hands-on experience by directly participating in the many diverse activities in which progressive nonprofits engage. Eligibility: Open to undergraduates, recent graduates (within six months), graduate, and law students Application deadline: Open until all slots are filled Stipend: Paid Visit: https://www.americanprogress.org/about/internships
The Carter Center Internship Program, Atlanta, GA Interns and graduate assistants have the opportunity to intern in the following areas: Peace Programs, Health Programs, and Operations. The internship program focuses on providing interns with a substantive work experience and strictly enforces the policy of ensuring that less than 30 percent of their internship role is focused on administrative tasks. As such, interns are an integral part of the regular programmatic and operational activity of the institution: organizing conferences, preparing briefing materials for meetings, drafting memoranda and reports, attending meetings, and experiencing hands on Center activities in the field, such as international election monitoring. The goal of the internship program is to develop an informed and skilled workforce committed to advancing peace and health worldwide. Eligibility: Open to rising juniors, seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates (within two years) Application deadline: March 1, 2019 Stipend: Unpaid, some needs-based financial aid is available Visit: https://www.cartercenter.org/involved/educational-programs/internships-offered/highlights.html 4
Feminist Majority Foundation Internship Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA
The Feminist Majority Foundation seeks highly motivated undergraduate students with an interest in public policy and political science, particularly in areas concerning gender, human rights, and development. The Feminist Majority Foundation, a research and advocacy organization for women’s rights, develops creative long-term strategies and permanent solutions for the pervasive social, political, and economic obstacles facing women. Through educational and research projects the Foundation seeks to transform the public debate on issues of importance to women’s lives. The Foundation also publishes Ms. Magazine. Intern responsibilities include monitoring press conferences and coalition meetings, researching, attending rallies, and organizing events. Eligibility: Open to undergraduate feminist women and men in all majors Application deadline: Rolling, open until filled Stipend: Unpaid, with the option of up to ten hours of paid administrative work per week. JuneAugust commitment Visit: www.feminist.org/intern
The Governor’s Summer Internship (Maryland) Annapolis and Baltimore, MD
Program dates: May 28 – August 9, 2019 The Governor’s Summer Internship Program (GSIP) introduces students to the challenges and rewards of working within Maryland state government. This fellowship program provides the best and the brightest of Maryland’s college students with the opportunity to work full-time in state agencies while being mentored by senior level professionals. Additionally, Fellows attend an orientation and seminars to strengthen their understanding of the functions of state government and policy making. Fellows attend meetings, events, field trips, and networking opportunities to connect with Maryland leaders. Fellows work together in groups to put their knowledge and skills into practice, researching and preparing a policy analysis and recommendation to present to the Governor. Eligibility: Open to rising juniors and seniors (in the summer of participation) who attend a Maryland institution OR a current Maryland resident attending an out-of-state institution Application deadline: Priority: February 1, 2019; Final: March 15, 2019 Stipend: $3,000, ten-week commitment Visit: https://publicservicescholars.umbc.edu/gsip Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sondheim Nonprofit Leadership Program Internship Annapolis and Baltimore, MD
Program dates: May 28 – August 9, 2019 The Walter Sondheim Jr. Nonprofit Leadership Program introduces Maryland’s undergraduate and graduate students to the nonprofit sector. Fellows are placed at a nonprofit organization full-time under the 5
mentorship of a senior-level professional. They attend an orientation and seminars to strengthen their understanding of the functions of nonprofits and examine community needs and social challenges. Fellows attend meetings, events, field trips, and networking opportunities to connect with Maryland’s leaders. They work together in groups to put their knowledge and skills into practice, researching a challenge impacting Maryland and design an innovative way to address the challenge. Eligibility: Open to rising juniors, seniors, and current graduate students (in the summer of participation) who attend a Maryland institution OR a current Maryland resident attending an out-of-state institution Application deadline: Priority: February 1, 2019; Final: March 15, 2019 Stipend: $3,000, ten-week commitment Visit: https://publicservicescholars.umbc.edu/snlp Contact: email@example.com
MDOT Fellows Program, Baltimore and other Maryland locations Program dates: May 28 – August 2, 2019 The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Fellows Program exposes Maryland’s college students to careers in the state sector within Maryland’s integrated transportation system. Fellows of all majors are placed in full-time assignments in one of MDOT’s units, mentored by senior-level administrators. With the knowledge gained at their placements, and through seminars, trips, and networking, fellows research and create a proposal to solve a transportation challenge. Eligibility: Open to rising juniors and seniors in the summer of participation (current sophomores and juniors) Application deadline: Priority: February 1, 2019; Final: March 15, 2019 Stipend: $3,500, eight-week commitment Visit: https://publicservicescholars.umbc.edu/MDOT Contact: Hannah Schmitz: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Maryland State Agencies
Visit these sites for more Maryland government opportunities: ▪ District Court of Maryland: https://www.courts.state.md.us/district/adr/interns ▪ Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division: www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/pages/CPD/Volunteer.aspx
Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) Many locations throughout the U.S.
The Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) is a paid summer internship program that places undergraduate student interns at reproductive rights and social justice organizations around the country. Organizations work on a wide array of issues including reproductive health, economic justice, immigrant rights, rights of indigenous peoples, queer rights, human rights, intimate partner abuse, and mass incarceration. 6
Eligibility: Open to current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. You must be able to attend the CLPP Conference, April 12 -14, 2019 (The Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program at Hampshire College will cover all travel costs for students who live outside of Western Massachusetts) Application deadline: January 29, 2019 Stipend: $3,500 with a ten-week commitment Visit: https://clpp.hampshire.edu/leadership-programs/rrasc
U.S. Department of State Student Internship Programs The U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program is an unpaid internship with the opportunity to work in U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices around the United States. This program is designed to provide substantive learning experiences in a foreign affairs environment. While the duties of U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program participants vary from bureau to bureau, office to office, and embassy to embassy, it is not uncommon for students to: Participate in meetings with senior-level U.S. Government or foreign government officials Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials
used by policymakers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives
Support events, including international and/or multilateral meetings and conferences or Engage directly with U.S. audiences in helping to explain the work of the Department of State
or foreign audiences in helping to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society
Eligibility: Open to U.S. citizens who are undergraduates (juniors & seniors) and graduate students Application deadline: Summer: September date; Fall: January date; Spring: June date. Location: Washington, DC, other U.S. locations, and abroad Stipend: Unpaid Visit: https://careers.state.gov/intern/student-internships
Historic Preservation, Libraries Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, DC Ford’s Theatre actively seeks interns and volunteers for interpretation and curatorial work. The site’s museum has approximately 8,000 pieces in its collection. Prospective interns work closely with the site curator, historian, and rangers. Interns and volunteers in the past have worked on researching topics related to the Lincoln assassination, managing the on-site historic photo collection, updating the collection records, caring for the on-site collection, and researching and preparing temporary exhibits. Eligibility: Open to undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students Application deadline: Visit the website for more details Stipend: Unpaid Visit: https://www.nps.gov/foth/getinvolved/volunteer; https://www.fords.org/work-with-us 7
Historic Annapolis Foundation, Annapolis, MD Historic Annapolis offers a limited number of internships for undergraduates and graduate students. Interns work as part of a team and gain a broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a non-profit organization. Internships are unpaid, but provide students with a unique opportunity to participate in the ongoing work of the department, complete specific projects or portions of larger initiatives, and contribute to their mission. Internships may be available in the following departments: Education, Curatorial, Development, Garden, Preservation, Retail, Special Events, Public Relations and Marketing and Fundraising. Eligibility: Open to undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students Application deadline: Continuous Stipend: Unpaid Visit: www.annapolis.org/support/employment-internships Contact: Janet Hall: 410-990-4514 or email@example.com
Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program, Washington, DC
The deadline for this fellowship has passed for this year. Please consider applying for the following summer. The application period is generally from 12/10 – 1/10 each year. The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program enables undergraduate and graduate students to experience the integrated analog and digital collections and services of the world's largest, all-inclusive library. Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions, fellows explore digital initiatives and increase access to the institution’s unparalleled collections and resources. Eligibility: Open to undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students; must be a U.S. citizen Application deadline: usually early January Stipend: $450/week (taxable) for 40 hours/week with a ten-week commitment Visit: https://www.loc.gov/item/internships/junior-fellows-program/ The Library of Congress offers many additional internship opportunities, all with varying requirements and deadlines. For more information on these opportunities visit: https://www.loc.gov/internships-and-fellowships/.
The Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD The Maryland State Archives selects one SJC undergraduate intern each year—sharing the stipend with St. John’s College. Interns engage in a variety of activities related to processing, managing, and interpreting archival collections. Duties may include research, writing, web design, electronic imaging, computer programming, record stripping, and accessioning. The program includes a heavy focus on the application of computer technology to both the historical method and archival practice. 8
Info Session: Tuesday, February 5, 11:45, Hodson Room. Pizza & drinks provided. RSVP: Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see the Career Services Office to clarify this opportunity with the Maryland State Archives. You may also want to speak with Emily Oland Squires at the Archives to develop a program that will focus on your interests in archival work, library science, collections management, or conservation. Eligibility: Open to undergraduates Application deadline: Usually March 31 for the Archives; you will also need to apply through the Career Services office by the Hodson application deadline of February 27, 2019. Please talk with the Career Services Office about your application. Stipend: At least $4,000 for one SJC student. Others may apply for Hodson funding ($4,000) Visit: http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/educ/html/interns.html Contact: Emily Oland Squires: 410-260-6400, Emily.email@example.com
Presidential Libraries Internships National Archives and Records Administration, Various locations Three types of internships may be available at Presidential Libraries located across the country. In some Library internships, elements from two or more of the listed internships may be combined: Archival Processing Staff Assistant: assist staff in arranging holdings, performing basic preservation measures, and preparing finding aids and indexes Museum and/or Public Programs Staff Assistant: assist museum and/or public programs staff in a variety of assignments relating to tours, educational programs, and curatorial duties Reference Staff Assistant: assist staff in providing reference services on textual and audiovisual materials to the public by mail, by telephone, and in person. Eligibility: Open to undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students with U.S. citizenship Application deadline: Vary by location Stipend: Unpaid Visit: https://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries/help/intern.html
Includes internships in the fields of Environment/Outdoors, Government/Law/Public Policy/Foreign Affairs, Historic Preservation/Libraries, a...
Published on Jan 11, 2019
Includes internships in the fields of Environment/Outdoors, Government/Law/Public Policy/Foreign Affairs, Historic Preservation/Libraries, a...