2014 Minow Fellows will assist in projects that offer teen and youth audiences access to the museum and history through fashion and photography. Assignments will engage fellows in a breadth of activities in designing interpretive experiences. Fellows will:
- Assist in audience development and relationship- building with advisors and community partners;
- Contribute to the research and definition of project components that leverages internal resources and external partnerships;
- Research and secure appropriate program materials necessary to stage and implement a successful experience;
- Participate in the implementation and coordination of events.
- Leverage social media for on-going communication with program participants and advisors, and with the general public for program promotion.
Eligibility: Individuals who have completed their undergraduate studies. (preferably in areas such as American, Public, or Urban History, education, or programs in fashion design or photography). Minorities and individuals in a graduate program are encouraged to apply.
Application: Interested candidates must submit the following material:
- CHM internship application, http://www.chicagohs.org/aboutus/jobsvolunteering/internships/internships
- A short essay (1000 words maximum) on the topic: Can museums play a role in helping people make meaningful, personal connections to history? If so, how do they do that? Why should museums make such connections?
- Letter of nomination from a current or former professor or employer.
- Transcript of academic achievement
The Fellowship will last ten weeks and fellows are required to work a minimum of 15 hours a week. Fellows who successfully complete their work will receive a $2000 stipend. Please be advised that you must successfully pass a background check to participate in this program.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Send application packet to:
D. Lynn McRainey
Chief Education Officer
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Chicago, IL 60614