Thursday, August 21, 2014

Internships at the Chicago Metro History Education Center

The Chicago Metro History Education Center has three great internships available for the Fall 2014 semester.  Work with the Center in internships organizing its archives; promoting its programs and resources, especially the History Fair; or creating a development plan.  Read on for more information about these great opportunities!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Chicago Catholics and Sport Internships

The Catholic contribution to the history of sport in the twentieth-century United States is a rich but often overlooked topic. Professor Robert Bireley, S.J. is looking for an intern or two interested in uncovering this important history through a study of the Catholic Youth Organization's National Boxing Program or Arch Ward, columnist at the Tribune and founder of the Baseball and Football All Stars Games.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Brunk Children's Museum of Immigration, Part-Time Docent

The Swedish American Museum is seeking museum docents to work in the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration. Through first-person interpretation, docents introduce guests to Swedish immigration in the 1870s. This includes dressing in period costume and monitoring the Museum space. The docent also acts as a Museum contact person for group parties. Additional tasks include general office work and Museum maintenance.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wikipedia & Linked Data Projects Student Intern at Pritzker Military Library

The Wikipedia & Linked Data Projects Student Intern will take key subjects in which the library has extensive and unique holdings and update the references section of those Wikipedia and Citizendum encyclopedia entries with ISBNs of books from the Library’s collection or other appropriate links on those topics so that when potential patrons click on those links they are referred to the Library as a resource on that topic. This intern, time-allowing, may explore similar linked data projects that direct users to the Pritzker Military Museum & Library’s resources.  This work will be done at the 104 S. Michigan Ave Monroe building.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Online Exhibition Internship

Museums are increasingly turning to online exhibitions to reach audiences that cannot travel in person to visit them and to extend the life of their exhibitions after they come down. Professor Steve Schloesser is looking for an undergraduate intern who is interested in creating an online exhibition in Omeka, an open-source online exhibition software, for Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience 1814-2014, which is on display at the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) from July 19 to October 19, 2014.

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!