Sunday, May 3, 2015

Chicago History Museum Making History Award Oral History Project

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.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Josephine Baskin Minow Fellowship for Achievement in American History

The Josephine Baskin Minow Fellowship for Achievement in American History at the Chicago History Museum (CHM) is a competitive award designed for recent college graduates interested in exploring career opportunities in museum education. During the ten-week fellowship. Fellows work alongside CHM education staff to contribute to institutional advancement in research and interpretation of the collections for diverse public audiences.

Friday, February 27, 2015

The National History Center Internship Program

The National History Center Internship Program welcomes students to help us bring history into broader public conversation about current events and the shared futures of the United States and the wider world. We expose history students to the varied possibilities for careers in history. Our interns work on the Center’s Congressional briefings program, communications, and nonprofit management. The skills they gain during their time with us help them pursue careers inside and outside the field of history.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Chicago History Museum Fellowship in Education

The Education Fellow at the Chicago History Museum (CHM) is a competitive award designed for recent college graduates interested in exploring career opportunities in museum education. During the ten-week fellowship, Fellows work alongside CHM education staff to contribute to institutional advancement in research and design of experiences that help diverse audiences make meaningful and personal connections to history.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Summer Internships at Great Lakes Naval 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 Great Lakes in Great Lakes, Illinois. The Great Lakes Naval Museum's internship program allows for interns with various interests, strengths, and goals to gain practical, hands-on museum experience at the United States Navy's newest museum. Internship opportunities are available to registered students of colleges and universities.  Prior knowledge of Naval History is not required. The Great Lakes Naval Museum currently has opportunities during the summer of 2015 for interns in curatorial/archival and education. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Collections Intern

Hull-House is looking for an intern to help with inventory of the collection in the Spring 2015 semester.  Hull-House, Chicago’s first social settlement was not only the private home of Jane Addams and other Hull-House residents, but also a place where immigrants of diverse communities gathered to learn, to eat, to debate, and to acquire the tools necessary to put down roots in their new country. The Museum is comprised of two of the settlement complex’s original thirteen buildings; the Hull-Home and the Residents’ Dining Hall. These spaces were used variously over the years, including as a nursery school, a library, and a salon for social and political dialogue.