Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Fall 2014 Internships at the Winnetka Historical Society

The Winnetka Historical Society (WHS) is currently accepting applications for Fall 2014 for paid and unpaid internships. The WHS was founded in 1932 by a group of engaged citizens who recognized the importance of preserving the history of the Winnetka community.  WHS owns and operates two historic buildings in Winnetka.  Its Museum and headquarters at 411 Linden Street houses exhibit and gallery space and is open for research, including the reference library, photograph collections, museum collections, archives, and house files. The Schmidt-Burnham Log House seasonally offers visitors a glimpse of life in the 1850s through the interpretation of costumed docents.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Meet the Summer Session B Interns

A monument, a controversial legal maneuver, an oral history: all three have provided the jumping off points for exploring the past for bright History students enrolled in HIST 398, the History Undergraduate Internship, this Summer Session B. As they earn three credit hours and satisfy Loyola’s Engaged Learning requirement, these students are working closely with faculty and public historians to apply the skills they learned in the classroom to real world projects. Read on to learn more about their projects – and then visit their blogs to learn about their experiences in their own words!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Museum Education Internship at LUMA

Passionate about education? Love museums? Then consider interning as a Museum Education Intern at LUMA, the Loyola University Museum of Art, in the Fall Semester 2014. The internship will provide the student with an introduction to standard museum practices, and provide meaningful hands-on experiences. By the end of the term, the intern will be familiar with how an education department in a university art museum operates. LUMA is a small institution where interns are able to contribute to museum activities in significant ways.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Chicago History Museum Making History Award Oral History Project Internship

Since 1995, Prof. Timothy Gilfoyle has conducted oral history interviews with most of the recipients of the Making History Awards, given annually by the Chicago History Museum (CHM) to Chicagoans whose enduring contributions to the city and metropolitan region made them figures of historic importance. The interviews were conducted with audiotape or an audio recorder and have been transcribed. The transcriptions, however, have never been formally processed by CHM and made available to researchers or the public.

Two student internships for Fall 2014 are available for Loyola History majors interested in processing the interviews, creating an index and finding aid for future researchers, receiving training in working with oral history materials, improving their writing skills, and learning about Chicago and American history. Interns will work with Prof. Gilfoyle to select interviews that fit with their personal interests.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Meet the Summer Session A Interns

This summer Loyola History undergraduates have undertaken HIST 398 internships in order to learn how to design and build things: online exhibitions, digital archives, classroom curricula, and complex statistical analyses. HIST 398 gives undergraduates the opportunity to earn 3 credit hours and to satisfy Loyola’s Engaged Learning requirement in return for interning on a historically-based project of their choosing. Four dedicated students are working closely with archivists, educators, and faculty in Summer Session A. They are putting the skills they have learned in the classroom to work in various “real world” applications. I invite you to follow their experiences on their blogs.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Chicago Council on Global Affairs Fall 2014 Internships

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs offers undergraduate juniors and seniors as well as graduate students the chance to learn about our organization and participate in a variety of duties associated with ongoing projects through internships.  Deadline for applying for Fall 2014 internships is June 30th.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Summer Museum and Library Internship at Scottish Rite of Chicago

The Scottish Rite, a Masonic Organization comprising members from all over the Chicagoland area, is looking for a summer museum and library intern to catalogue and maintain its collection. Many of its items have not been properly catalogued and recorded. It will be the intern’s job to document items and artifacts, as well as create new displays for Museum.   In its new facility in Bloomingdale the Rite has a large collection of historical items including some rare artifacts and books.