Opportunities

Are you looking to expand your historical knowledge and experience? Below are links to a number of internship, research, and publishing opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in history.

This is, by far, not an exhaustive list and we encourage you to explore the web for additional opportunities, set up an appointment with an advisor, visit the Life Design Lab, or search the SMILE platform.

Graduate

  • Portraits of Inclusion Project – Research Assistant position

    Posted: January 19, 2024

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    Project at The Alan Mason Chesney Archives for Johns Hopkins Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health 

    Graduate Student or Upper-level Undergraduate Student 

    Preferred academic background in the social sciences or humanities 

    Part Time 

    Spring Semester 2024 

    The Chesney Archives is seeking a student employee for the position of research assistant to collaborate with archives staff on the portraits of inclusion project for the School of Medicine. Graduate students or upper-level undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Preference is for students with an academic background in the social sciences or humanities. Research is to be conducted primarily on site within collections of the Chesney Archives but will also include review of online resources and visits to other relevant archival repositories as necessary. The project will be conducted during the 2024 Spring semester. 

    Project supervisors will provide training in the research methodologies for the project and oversee the work plan. Weekly meetings are to be scheduled with project supervisors to track progress. Online research may be conducted remotely during evenings and weekends.  

    The research assistant is required to comply with Johns Hopkins policy as well as federal and state regulations for protection of identifiable health information, student, and personnel records in all aspects of research and preparation of work products. 

    Salary range for student employees of the Chesney Archives: 

    Undergraduate beginning salary – $15.00 per hour 

    Upper class undergraduate – $16.50 per hour 

    Graduate – $19.00 per hour 

Graduate Conferences

  • CFP: ASPHS 2024 Annual Conference

    Posted: January 24, 2024

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    The Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies annual conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, July 8-12 2024, organized by Ana Valdez and Ângela Domingues of the Centre for History of the University of Lisbon.

    We invite the submission of proposals for panels, roundtable discussions, and individual papers for the 53rd Annual Meeting that will take place at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon (FLUL).

    Taking into account the geopolitical influence of Lisbon, Portugal, and Iberia over the centuries, we would like to invite submissions on the broad theme of From Lisbon to the World to promote the discussion of topics related to concepts of empire; the colonized Iberia; the Iberian colonizer; encountering and being encountered; mutual negotiations; learning and education; knowledge acquisition and production; networking and trading; revolutions and counter-revolutions, among other possible topics.

    The ASPHS meeting in Lisbon aims to be as inclusive as possible. Thus, we are also open to receiving proposals that fall outside the main theme but highlight the richness of the Iberian history and its worldly influence.

    Presentations should be original work. A typical panel session will include three papers, a chairperson, and a discussant (the chairperson may also double as the discussant). Proposals should include a 200-word abstract for each paper and a one-page curriculum vitae for each participant, including chairs and discussants. Please include each participant’s name and e-mail address along with any special requirements. All rooms come equipped with computers and projectors. We can only honor accommodation requests that are turned in with the proposal.

    Conference participants must be members of the ASPHS. Graduate students presenting a paper for the first time at an ASPHS conference will receive a free membership for their first year, but must still submit the necessary paperwork. See the Membership page for more information. A limited number of ASPHS travel grants will be awarded to graduate students presenting papers.

    Lisbon is a popular destination, and the organizers may not be able to accept all proposals if the number of submissions exceeds logistic capacities, although it is our hope to be able to accommodate all feasible and well-presented academic proposals on the history of Iberia and the Iberian world that are submitted on time. Established ASPHS members and their graduate students will be given priority.

    Proposals should be submitted no later than January 30, 2024 to proposalsASPHS24@letras.ulisboa.pt, so that they can be reviewed by the end of January. General enquires should be sent to ASPHS24lisboa@letras.ulisboa.pt.

    ASPHS: https://asphs.net/

    CH-ULisboa: https://chul.letras.ulisboa.pt/eventos-detalhe.php?p=1079

  • Call for papers: Graduate Symposium at the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature at Johns Hopkins University

    Posted: November 29, 2023

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    Discontinuous Composition: Reading Fragments

    Symposium Date: April 5 & 6, 2024 (in-person)
    Submission and contactctl-conference@jhu.edu 
    Submission deadline: January 29th
    Location: Johns Hopkins University

    The Graduate Students of the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature at Johns Hopkins University are proud to announce our biennial conference on April 5 and 6, 2024. We are pleased to host keynote speakers Branka Arsić (Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University) and Thomas P. Kelly (Assistant Professor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University).

    In his September 2, 1902 letter to Clara, Rilke describes the profundity of Rodin’s sculptural fragments, “Each of these pieces is of such an eminent, moving unity, so possible on its own, so not at all in need of completion, that one forgets that they are just parts…” Wonderstruck by the self-sufficiency of fragments, the force by which they stir consciousness, Rilke invites us to question a mode of scholarly attention—the one that aspires to grasp the body as a unity. In contrast, the artist arranges each fragment with vehemence, attention, and care. The fragment, the remnant, and the limb are paradoxically and movingly asserted as complete in themselves. Fragments in their particularity call upon scholars to rise to the occasion of artist. This conference aims to heed this call.

    In her reading of Thoreau’s grief-stricken fragments, Arsić understands her task as a scholar to involve taking on the role of the collagist. “[As] if performing an obsessive ritual of mourning” herself, she collects Thoreau’s “fragments into a provisional collage, so that, once gathered and juxtaposed, they are seen or heard to echo one another.” Avoiding the projection of a unity “tantamount to death,” Arsić’s approach is intentionally “discontinuous,” honoring the nature of fragments, the simultaneous disarticulation and renewal of grief, and Thoreau’s insistence on the pursuit of “the heterogeneity of ‘the transient’” as a revitalizing means of becoming.

    In his study of Zhang Dai which focuses on early Qing inscribed objects, Kelly explores confrontations of the remnant in its materiality. Kelly interprets the act of inscription (ming), “the act of simply making a mark,” as signifying “a promise of rebirth within recalcitrant fragments of the recent past.” Amid the “charred ruins” of the fallen dynasty and the attendant yearnings to

    recover material memories of the dead and lost, inscription, in its essential terseness, serves to express “fraught sentiments of longing and dislocation.”

    In light of these provoking interventions by Arsić and Kelly, we seek to explore a series of questions. What might be the affordances of textual fragmentation as an aesthetic form? What ethical disposition is demanded by fragmentary form or a fragmented world? What do we do with only fragmentary inheritance? What demands do fragments make of us as scholars? What realities can we construct out of fragments?

    Some contributions might explore the following lines of investigation:

    ●  Textual fragmentation as aesthetic form

    ●  Scholarly investigation as a collage and assemblage

    ●  Religious, political, and philosophical syncretism

    ●  Incompleteness as poetics

    ●  Fragments and materiality

    ●  The epigrammatic

    ●  Fragmentation of knowledge

    ●  Social Fragmentation

    ●  Fragmentation and unity

    ●  The metaphysics of the finite/minute

    ●  Loss and eros

    In the interdisciplinary spirit of the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature, we would like to invite papers from graduate students in the fields of literary studies, cultural studies, film and media studies, philosophy, religious studies, classical studies, history, art history, anthropology, sociology, political science, ethnomusicology, and any other relevant field in the humanities or social sciences that explore the topics of fragments and fragmentation. Abstract submissions of 200-300 words should be sent to ctl-conference@jhu.edu by January 29, 2024.

Graduate Fellowships and Internships

  • AGHI Humanities Fellowship

    Posted: January 30, 2024

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    AGHI is accepting applications from Ph.D. students in the 13 humanities departments in KSAS, including the Anthropology, Political Theory, Sociology, and History of Medicine programs, to become AGHI Graduate Research Fellows during their fifth or sixth year. Applicants must be in the final stages of their dissertations with a high likelihood of completing them by the end of the academic year of the Fellowship.

    AGHI Graduate Research Fellows will be active members of AGHI for the entire academic year. The Fellowships:

    • Provide funding for either the Fall 2024 or Spring 2025 semester
    • Cover a full KSAS stipend, along with tuition costs equal to 20% of KSAS resident-student tuition, for one semester
    • Are intended to replace any departmental teaching requirements for one semester
    • Will come with access to AGHI space for work and meetings for the entire academic year

    AGHI Fellows will be free to devote their time to writing with few distractions and will only be expected to attend AGHI-sponsored events, meet as a group twice monthly with a faculty mentor to workshop their dissertations, and attend biweekly faculty fellowship lunch meetings. Fellows are expected to be in residence during the semester for which they receive funding.

    TO APPLY:

    We will begin accepting applications beginning January 1, 2024. Complete applications must be submitted on Interfolio by February 29, 2024. Decisions will be made by the end of March.

    *The following documents must be submitted to Interfolio as PDF files and named “last name, first name – description” (i.e. Smith, John – transcript):

    1. Concise (max. 500 words) abstract of the dissertation, including its methods and approaches and its greater significance for the humanities
    2. Statement of work already accomplished and plan for work still to be done
    3. CV
    4. Letter of recommendation from your advisor
  • Summer 2024 Internship with the National Baseball Hall of Fame

    Posted: January 19, 2024

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    The National Baseball Hall of Fame is accepting applications for Summer 2024 internship positions! 

    For more than twenty years, the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development has provided undergraduate and graduate students with hands-on training in numerous professional careers. This 10-week program offers a bi-weekly stipend for all interns and can be completed for course credit. Scholarships are available!

    All available positions, their descriptions, and frequently asked questions can be found on our website at: BaseballHall.org/Intern

    Please share this information with anyone that may be interested! All questions can be directed to Education@BaseballHall.org

    The Education Department

    education@baseballhall.org

    National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, 25 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326

  • Internship with the Appalachian Conservation Corps

    Posted: January 17, 2024

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    Appalachian Conservation Corps is recruiting for three paid interns to learn about park management and implement skills at a historic indigenous site in Jamestown, VA.

    We are hiring three Cultural Steward Interns to serve six-month terms in Jamestown, VA starting in May 2024. The Cultural Steward Individual Placements will work with Tribal Communities and National Park Service staff to get experience in the full scope of park operations and support the rediscovery and protection of Werowocomoco, a historic indigenous site along what is now known as the York River.

    Interns will work closely with Virginia tribal communities and leadership, and train with NPS staff in departments such as interpretation/education, law enforcement, facility management, etc.

    This is a great opportunity for someone with experience in public speaking, customer service, indigenous history, anthropology, US history, archaeology, education/interpretation, museum settings or environmental studies. We are seeking indigenous candidates, but anyone is welcome to apply.

    See here for the application. Deadline: March 20th.

  • SHEAR DEI Research Fellowship

    Posted: January 17, 2024

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    To further Society for Historians of the Early American Republic’s mission to foster research on “the rich complexity and enduring significance of the early American republic,” SHEAR will offer at least two research fellowships to scholars examining African diasporic, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian American, and/or Pacific Island history from 1776 to 1861. We are now seeking applications from interested scholars.

    These fellowships may be used for research travel to archives and/or purchasing microfilm, books, or other research-related materials. Fellows will receive $3,000 at the beginning of the fellowship for their research expenses. The following year fellows will receive $1000 support to travel to present their research at the SHEAR annual conference. Scholars who are from underrepresented backgrounds, early in their careers (graduate students or recent post-graduates), and/or contingent faculty are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Interested scholars should submit a cover letter, CV, a one to two-page summary of their research project and plans and a brief explanation of how the fellowship funds will be used in a single file. Applications are due March 1, 2024 to SHEAR@wm.edu.  Questions regarding the application should be sent to the same address.

  • Spring 2024 Internship Opportunities at the BMA

    Posted: January 4, 2024

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    The Baltimore Museum of Art is currently recruiting for spring 2024 internships. Applications are due February 4th. Documents can be submitted in the following form: https://form.jotform.com/222776153016049 . See the four available internships here.

    • Grant Writing Intern
    • Membership Intern
    • Public Programs Intern
    • Lexington Market Intern
  • Summer Internship with the National Baseball Hall of Fame

    Posted: December 6, 2023

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    The National Baseball Hall of Fame is accepting applications for Summer 2024 internship positions! 

    For more than twenty years, the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development has provided undergraduate and graduate students with hands-on training in numerous professional careers. This 10-week program offers a bi-weekly stipend for all interns and can be completed for course credit. Scholarships are available!

    All available positions, their descriptions, and frequently asked questions can be found on our website at: BaseballHall.org/Intern

    Please share this information with anyone that may be interested! All questions can be directed to Education@BaseballHall.org

    (National Baseball Hall of Fame, 25 Main St., Cooperstown, NY 13326)

    Deadline: January 31, 2024

  • 2024-25 Research Fellowships – Clements Library

    Posted: November 29, 2023

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    The William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan holds a rich array of primary sources on early American history and culture from the 15th century into the early 20th century, including books, manuscripts, pamphlets, maps, prints, newspapers, photographs, ephemera and more. We proudly offer fellowships to help scholars access our collections for research.

    New This Year:

    • Ephemera Society of America Fellowship

    This short-term fellowship offers $2,500 to support any project engaging with the study of pre-1900 ephemera as a primary source. Ephemera is loosely defined as vintage printed, written items, and photographs which were originally created for a specific purpose but were not expected to be retained or preserved. The ESA Fellow should plan to share their research by submitting a proposal for publication to “The Ephemera Journal” and for a presentation at the ESA Annual Conference.

    • Mary G. Stange Fellowship for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers

    The Mary G. Stange Fellowship offers $1,500 to support research conducted by artists, performers, creative writers, playwrights, documentarians, journalists, filmmakers, or any creative working professionally. Projects designed for public engagement will be given preference over projects created for academic or educational purposes.

    • Clayton Lewis Fellowship in American Visual Culture

    This week-long fellowship provides $1,500 for any researcher working on a topic supported by the library’s collection of visual and graphic materials. Creative projects welcome.

    Applications are due by January 15, 2024 for consideration.

  • Call for WGS Teaching Fellowship Applications

    Posted: October 24, 2023

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    The JHU Program in Women, Gender and Sexuality would like to announce the opening of the application process for next year’s WGS teaching fellowships!

    ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN WGS and anyone who anticipates applying for these teaching fellowships (this year or in the future) are invited to meet with the WGS Board on Friday, October 27, 2pm-3pm in Gilman 208. In keeping with WGS tradition, refreshments will be served!

    The Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality announces TWO (2) Teaching Fellowships to be awarded to advanced Krieger School graduate students for the 2024-25 academic year.

    Candidates must have completed at least two years of graduate courses and have advanced to candidacy (ABD) before they teach.

    WGS Teaching Fellowships provide the same pay, benefits and tuition as a Dean’s Teaching Fellowship (DTF). Unlike a DTF, these Teaching Fellowships are awarded by a decision of the WGS Board.

    The WGS Board will choose the two applicants whose course proposals and supporting materials lead us to believe that their pedagogy and intellectual engagements will most benefit the Program’s goals in terms of undergraduate education.

    We ask candidates to indicate under which of the following rubrics (one or more) their proposed course could appear, as well as the semester(s) they are able to teach.

    Rubric 1 is for teaching a 300-level (advanced) course in “Feminist and Queer Theory.” Proposals can emphasize feminist or queer theory or both. We also welcome proposals that focus on feminist and/or queer literatures or histories. The course can be taught in either semester.

    Rubric 2 is for teaching a 300-level (advanced) course under the heading of “Gender and Sexuality beyond the Global West.” The course can be taught in either semester.

    Rubric 3 is for teaching a 300-level (advanced) course under the heading of “The Poetics and Politics of Sex.” Proposals can emphasize the literary/artistic or the political or both. The course can be taught in either semester.

    Rubric 4 is for teaching a course that addresses issues of social justice, community health, community organizing, and/or social work from perspectives in dialogue with feminist and queer studies. Students in this course will be taking an Internship Practicum with a Baltimore community group or organization. This course proposal should be taught at the 400 level; we are interested in innovative methodological/theoretical approaches. This course will be taught in Spring 2025.

    Applicants should speak to their departmental graduate director and/or chair to understand what a fellowship would mean in terms of teaching obligations/support from their department. Students interested in proposing a course should work in coordination with their academic advisor to develop curricular content and pedagogical techniques drawn from the applicant’s own research interests.

    If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Culbert at jculbert@jhu.edu.

    Final application materials include: 1) A letter of application; 2) A two-page description of the course being offered[CS1] ; 3) A draft of the course syllabus; 4) A form or letter from your department chair in support of your candidacy; and, 5) One letter of reference (to be sent separately by your referee.)

    Deadline: Monday, December 11, 2023

    Submission: Applicants email materials 1-4, and letter writers email 5, directly to Danielle Stout at Danielle@jhu.edu  

    Decision: Monday, January 15, 2024

Graduate Publishing Opportunities

  • Tufts Historical Review 2023-2024 Call for Submissions

    Posted: December 5, 2023

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    The Tufts Historical Review Editorial Board is delighted to announce the call for submissions for Volume XVII of the Tufts Historical Review, an academic journal that seeks both undergraduate and graduate research papers of the highest caliber.

    This year, we have selected Sacrifice as the theme for the journal. Sacrifice has taken many roles and forms throughout history, from religious martyrdom to battlefield bloodshed. But the impact of a sacrifice on history extends far beyond even the most rudimentary examples. 

    Sacrifice has been at the root of some of the most definitive moments for states and peoples. Sacrifice can operate on a large scale; the compromising (or refusal to do so) of certain values has shaped many impactful moments in history, like the Age of Revolution and the birth of the German Empire. Yet, at the same time, some of the most striking sacrifices have come from a single person. For example, the willingness to give up one’s own future to protect their family, as seen with Empress Pulcheria of the Byzantine Empire, or the commitment to values even in the face of seemingly impossible odds and inevitable retribution, as seen with figures like Nelson Mandela and Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. 

    The question of what one is willing to give up, or not, for their own desires and the needs of themselves or others has always shaped who that person, conflict, or movement truly is. All of history is touched by sacrifice.

    The Tufts Historical Review is committed to publishing the finest undergraduate and graduate historical research. As such, we require that all submissions subscribe to the highest standards of academic quality. Failure to comply with the following requirements may result in the rejection of a submission.

    • All submissions must be cited in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition.
    • No submissions that have previously appeared in another publication will be considered eligible.
    • A cover page should be attached to each submission, including the title of the paper, the author’s name, email, and university affiliation. Please indicate your academic program in your submission email.
    • Applicant’s information should only appear on the cover page.
    • The subject of submissions should relate to events taking place before 1991.
    • Submissions should range between 3,000 and 8,000 words. Longer submissions are acceptable but will be subject to editing for brevity if selected.
    • Submissions from undergraduate (B.A.) and graduate (M.A., Ph.D.) students are welcome.
    • Please note that submissions need not explicitly reference the word “Sacrifice” to be eligible for consideration. We encourage broad interpretations of the theme!

    The Tufts Historical Review is one of the few undergraduate-led journals of its kind in the United States. A highly selective publication intended to recognize outstanding student work in history and the humanities, the Tufts Historical Review is distributed to the libraries of leading research institutions, including Harvard University, Brown University, Oxford University, the College of William and Mary, and Georgetown University. Alongside an active student board of undergraduate and graduate students, the Tufts Historical Review works closely with an advisory board, including renowned scholars, such as Tufts University President Sunil Kumar.

    All submissions must be emailed as Word documents (.docx) or PDF files to tuftshistoricalreview@gmail.com by February 1, 2024, for review by the editorial board. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us through this email as well. We hope you can forward this information, as well as the attached flyer, to students and faculty in your department, and we appreciate your assistance in promoting excellence in undergraduate and graduate historical scholarship.

Undergraduate

  • Portraits of Inclusion Project – Research Assistant position

    Posted: January 19, 2024

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    Project at The Alan Mason Chesney Archives for Johns Hopkins Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health 

    Graduate Student or Upper-level Undergraduate Student 

    Preferred academic background in the social sciences or humanities 

    Part Time 

    Spring Semester 2024 

    The Chesney Archives is seeking a student employee for the position of research assistant to collaborate with archives staff on the portraits of inclusion project for the School of Medicine. Graduate students or upper-level undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Preference is for students with an academic background in the social sciences or humanities. Research is to be conducted primarily on site within collections of the Chesney Archives but will also include review of online resources and visits to other relevant archival repositories as necessary. The project will be conducted during the 2024 Spring semester. 

    Project supervisors will provide training in the research methodologies for the project and oversee the work plan. Weekly meetings are to be scheduled with project supervisors to track progress. Online research may be conducted remotely during evenings and weekends.  

    The research assistant is required to comply with Johns Hopkins policy as well as federal and state regulations for protection of identifiable health information, student, and personnel records in all aspects of research and preparation of work products. 

    Salary range for student employees of the Chesney Archives: 

    Undergraduate beginning salary – $15.00 per hour 

    Upper class undergraduate – $16.50 per hour 

    Graduate – $19.00 per hour 

  • Education Programs Specialist position at MCHC

    Posted: December 14, 2023

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    The Maryland Center for History and Culture is seeking a full-time Education Programs Specialist to join the Education and Engagement Department, deliver exceptional customer service to our patrons, and lead guided programs for students and adults as necessary. The employee will support program development and facilitation, while gaining knowledge of how a museum education department operates, and will be able to apply the skills learned to future professional goals. We are seeking candidates who have an interest in history and museum education, enjoy working with the public (including children and families), and feel comfortable speaking to groups. Training on MCHC collections, exhibitions, primary source inquiry, tour methodology and themes, and museum policies will be provided. Early career professionals are encouraged to apply.  

    This position reports to the Museum Learning Manager and is part of the Education and Engagement Department that includes six full-time staff.  

    Responsibilities 

    • Support the coordination of all program/tour reservations; 
    • Deliver school programs and adult tours when volunteer docents are unavailable; 
    • Assist with onsite program development and implementation, including research, preparation of supplies, room set-up and clean-up, and creation of new tours and programs; 
    • Coordinate the traveling trunk program with the Museum Learning Manager, including arranging UPS pick-ups/deliveries, reviewing the condition of each trunk monthly, and assessing ongoing revision process; 
    • Support coordination and delivery of Student Research Center for History (SeaRCH) programming, for K-12 and university audiences; 
    • Coordinate marketing and audience cultivation within the PK-12 educator community, via templated email communications and other outreach;  
    • Support Museum Learning Manager in management and training of volunteer docents and student interns; 
    • Coordinate engagement with the Education Committee, an external advisory group, by communicating with members, making preparations for meetings, and recording related minutes; 
    • Support Education department staff with special projects, periodic public programming, and Virtual Field Trip delivery, as needed; 
    • Other duties, as assigned. 

    Minimum Qualifications  

    • B.A. in Museum Studies, Museum Education, History, Art History, Public History, Education, or related field required;  
    • 1-2 years of experience delivering engaging programming with children, especially those in grades PK-12; 
    • Excellent verbal communication and customer service skills, tailored to interaction with students, educators, and adults of varied backgrounds; 
    • Ability to lead indoor tours/programs for up to 3 hours; 
    • Ability to lift at least 25 lbs; 
    • Passion for history, art, and education.  

    Preferred Qualifications 

    • Strong technology skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Docs/Sheets/Drive; 
    • Experience with Salesforce and Pardot, a plus; 
    • Knowledge of and interest in U.S. and Maryland history, a plus. 

    About The Position 

    This is a full time, salaried, predominately in-person position including a full benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, 403b retirement plan, long term disability, and a health savings account. We also offer accrued vacation, holidays, personal days, floating holidays, and sick days.  

    The salary range is $36,000 – $40,000 annually. The final salary will be determined based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. Some evenings and weekends required (average of 2-3 per month). 

    How To Apply

    Please email the following to jobs@mdhistory.org with the subject line “Education Programs Specialist”. No phone calls, please. 

    • Cover letter 
    • CV/resume with contacts of three professional or academic references  

    About MCHC  

    The Maryland Center for History and Culture is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to educate people of all ages about the American experience through the rich history of Maryland using its collections and to preserve important objects and archival materials from prehistoric Maryland to the present day. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or any other status protected by law and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.  

    MCHC collects, preserves, and interprets the history, art, and culture of Maryland. By exploring multiple perspectives and sharing national stories through the lens of Maryland, MCHC inspires critical thinking, creativity, and community. Learn more at mdhistory.org

Undergraduate Internships and Research

  • Nan Pinkard & Aurelia Bolton Curatorial Internship – Summer 2024 at the Homewood Museum

    Posted: January 24, 2024

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    NAN PINKARD & AURELIA BOLTON CURATORIAL INTERNSHIP

    Summer 2024

    Location: Homewood Museum

    PROJECT

    This internship will include a $1,500 stipend to be paid for approximately 100 hours of work over the course of 8 weeks during Summer 2024 at Homewood Museum (15.00/hr). The selected candidate will work with the Curator of Collections to arrange a schedule that works best to complete these hours.

    This summer, the Pinkard-Bolton intern will work closely with JHU Museums’ Curator of Collections to conduct original research on the mid-19th century history of Homewood Museum with the goal of completing an online exhibition to present their research.

    Work will potentially include research focused on convict labor and slavery when the property was under the ownership of Samuel Wyman. Students will be expected to conduct research on site at Homewood and possibly at other archives in the Baltimore area. Over the course of the semester, the selected student will have opportunities to conduct archival research, practice writing for a general museum audience, and gain practical experience in day-to-day museum work.

    ELIGIBILITY

    All candidates must be enrolled as undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins University and should have some relevant coursework in at least one of the following: American art, American architecture, American history, anthropology, material culture, education, or the Museums & Society Program. Information on Homewood Museum may be found online at http://museums.jhu.edu.

    TO APPLY

    Applicants should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, a reference letter from a professor or previous supervisor, as well as a letter of interest describing interests and relevant experience by Friday, March 15, 2023. All materials should be emailed to Michelle Fitzgerald, Curator of Collections, at mfitzg19@jhu.edu.

    QUESTIONS: Interested Johns Hopkins undergraduate students are welcome to contact Michelle Fitzgerald at mfitzg19@jhu.edu.

  • Summer 2024 Internship with the National Baseball Hall of Fame

    Posted: January 19, 2024

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    The National Baseball Hall of Fame is accepting applications for Summer 2024 internship positions! 

    For more than twenty years, the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development has provided undergraduate and graduate students with hands-on training in numerous professional careers. This 10-week program offers a bi-weekly stipend for all interns and can be completed for course credit. Scholarships are available!

    All available positions, their descriptions, and frequently asked questions can be found on our website at: BaseballHall.org/Intern

    Please share this information with anyone that may be interested! All questions can be directed to Education@BaseballHall.org

    The Education Department

    education@baseballhall.org

    National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, 25 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326

  • Internship with the Appalachian Conservation Corps

    Posted: January 17, 2024

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    Appalachian Conservation Corps is recruiting for three paid interns to learn about park management and implement skills at a historic indigenous site in Jamestown, VA.

    We are hiring three Cultural Steward Interns to serve six-month terms in Jamestown, VA starting in May 2024. The Cultural Steward Individual Placements will work with Tribal Communities and National Park Service staff to get experience in the full scope of park operations and support the rediscovery and protection of Werowocomoco, a historic indigenous site along what is now known as the York River.

    Interns will work closely with Virginia tribal communities and leadership, and train with NPS staff in departments such as interpretation/education, law enforcement, facility management, etc.

    This is a great opportunity for someone with experience in public speaking, customer service, indigenous history, anthropology, US history, archaeology, education/interpretation, museum settings or environmental studies. We are seeking indigenous candidates, but anyone is welcome to apply.

    See here for the application. Deadline: March 20th.

  • Spring 2024 Internship Opportunities at the BMA

    Posted: January 4, 2024

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    The Baltimore Museum of Art is currently recruiting for spring 2024 internships. Applications are due February 4th. Documents can be submitted in the following form: https://form.jotform.com/222776153016049 . See the four available internships here.

    • Grant Writing Intern
    • Membership Intern
    • Public Programs Intern
    • Lexington Market Intern
  • Summer Internship with the National Baseball Hall of Fame

    Posted: December 6, 2023

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    The National Baseball Hall of Fame is accepting applications for Summer 2024 internship positions! 

    For more than twenty years, the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development has provided undergraduate and graduate students with hands-on training in numerous professional careers. This 10-week program offers a bi-weekly stipend for all interns and can be completed for course credit. Scholarships are available!

    All available positions, their descriptions, and frequently asked questions can be found on our website at: BaseballHall.org/Intern

    Please share this information with anyone that may be interested! All questions can be directed to Education@BaseballHall.org

    (National Baseball Hall of Fame, 25 Main St., Cooperstown, NY 13326)

    Deadline: January 31, 2024

  • Call for Papers: Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium at Johns Hopkins University

    Posted: November 27, 2023

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    Undergraduate students nationwide are invited to apply to the Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium. The deadline to submit an abstract is December 8, 2023, and the application instructions and portal can be found here.

    The fifth annual Macksey Symposium will be held on the Homewood campus from March 21-23, 2024. The Macksey Symposium is designed to provide a development opportunity for emerging humanities scholars. Participants in the 2024 symposium can expect:

    • A robust audience of undergraduate students from two- and four-year colleges and universities across the U.S., plus faculty, staff, and supporters.
    • A keynote address, meet-and-greet, and book signing with Dr. Sami Schalk, Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at UW-Madison and author of Black Disability Politics.
    • Resources on applying to graduate school and preparing for careers in the humanities.
    • An opportunity to serve as a moderator for one or more sessions of presentations.
    • An invitation to revise your presentation into a journal-length publication for our journal of proceedings, theMacksey Journal.

    More information about the conference schedule and logistics can be found on the Attendance Information page of our website. We are also happy to answer any questions you might have via email (ursca@jhu.edu)

Undergraduate Publishing Opportunities

  • Call for Submissions: Princeton Historical Review

    Posted: February 19, 2024

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    The Princeton Historical Review, Princeton’s biannual undergraduate historical journal, is seeking submissions for its spring/summer 2024 issue. We welcome all submissions that treat a historical subject and involve analysis of primary sources.

    To be considered, upload your paper as a Word document using the link below. All submissions should be between 10 and 50 double-spaced pages (excluding bibliography), should include Chicago-style footnotes and a bibliography that distinguishes between primary and secondary sources, and should not feature your name anywhere on the document. Submit here.

    Submissions are due Friday, March 8. Accepted authors will work with a team of readers over a two-stage editing process to prepare their articles for publication in June.

    To read past issues, visit the following link: https://history.princeton.edu/undergraduate/princeton-historical-review

  • Call for Submissions: Penn History Review

    Posted: February 12, 2024

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    The Penn History Review (PHR) is now accepting submissions for its Spring 2024 issue!

    The PHR is a biannual publication of the Penn History Department featuring undergraduate historical research. If you are proud of a piece of historical writing and would like to see it published, please submit to the PHR! 

    Papers do not necessarily have to be written for a history course; in fact, submissions are encouraged from any department, as long as the paper addresses a topic of historical interest and uses primary sources.

    The PHR will be accepting submissions on a rolling basis through Wednesday, February 28th. We highly recommend submitting ASAP since papers will be reviewed and accepted on a first-come, first serve basis. Papers must be at least twelve pages double-spaced (with 1-inch margins) in Times New Roman font and include a bibliography that distinguishes between primary and secondary sources. Papers should also be submitted as Word documents rather than PDFs.

    Previous editions of the PHR are available here: http://repository.upenn.edu/phr/

    Please direct all submissions (as email attachments) and any questions or concerns you may have to PHRsubmissions@gmail.com.

  • Call for Submissions: James Blair Historical Review

    Posted: January 17, 2024

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    The premiere peer-reviewed undergraduate history journal, the James Blair Historical Review, at the College of William and Mary is currently accepting submissions, for their Spring 2024 issue, of well-written essays based on a wide range of subjects and topics that cater to experts in history and casual readers alike.

    They accept all original works with a historical approach from current students.

    The submission deadline for this cycle is February 7th at 11:59 PM.

    For more information on our submission requirements and double-blind review process, please visit: jbhr.weebly.com

    To submit your paper, please send a digital copy to jamesblairhistoricalreview@gmail.com

  • Tufts Historical Review 2023-2024 Call for Submissions

    Posted: December 5, 2023

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    The Tufts Historical Review Editorial Board is delighted to announce the call for submissions for Volume XVII of the Tufts Historical Review, an academic journal that seeks both undergraduate and graduate research papers of the highest caliber.

    This year, we have selected Sacrifice as the theme for the journal. Sacrifice has taken many roles and forms throughout history, from religious martyrdom to battlefield bloodshed. But the impact of a sacrifice on history extends far beyond even the most rudimentary examples. 

    Sacrifice has been at the root of some of the most definitive moments for states and peoples. Sacrifice can operate on a large scale; the compromising (or refusal to do so) of certain values has shaped many impactful moments in history, like the Age of Revolution and the birth of the German Empire. Yet, at the same time, some of the most striking sacrifices have come from a single person. For example, the willingness to give up one’s own future to protect their family, as seen with Empress Pulcheria of the Byzantine Empire, or the commitment to values even in the face of seemingly impossible odds and inevitable retribution, as seen with figures like Nelson Mandela and Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. 

    The question of what one is willing to give up, or not, for their own desires and the needs of themselves or others has always shaped who that person, conflict, or movement truly is. All of history is touched by sacrifice.

    The Tufts Historical Review is committed to publishing the finest undergraduate and graduate historical research. As such, we require that all submissions subscribe to the highest standards of academic quality. Failure to comply with the following requirements may result in the rejection of a submission.

    • All submissions must be cited in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition.
    • No submissions that have previously appeared in another publication will be considered eligible.
    • A cover page should be attached to each submission, including the title of the paper, the author’s name, email, and university affiliation. Please indicate your academic program in your submission email.
    • Applicant’s information should only appear on the cover page.
    • The subject of submissions should relate to events taking place before 1991.
    • Submissions should range between 3,000 and 8,000 words. Longer submissions are acceptable but will be subject to editing for brevity if selected.
    • Submissions from undergraduate (B.A.) and graduate (M.A., Ph.D.) students are welcome.
    • Please note that submissions need not explicitly reference the word “Sacrifice” to be eligible for consideration. We encourage broad interpretations of the theme!

    The Tufts Historical Review is one of the few undergraduate-led journals of its kind in the United States. A highly selective publication intended to recognize outstanding student work in history and the humanities, the Tufts Historical Review is distributed to the libraries of leading research institutions, including Harvard University, Brown University, Oxford University, the College of William and Mary, and Georgetown University. Alongside an active student board of undergraduate and graduate students, the Tufts Historical Review works closely with an advisory board, including renowned scholars, such as Tufts University President Sunil Kumar.

    All submissions must be emailed as Word documents (.docx) or PDF files to tuftshistoricalreview@gmail.com by February 1, 2024, for review by the editorial board. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us through this email as well. We hope you can forward this information, as well as the attached flyer, to students and faculty in your department, and we appreciate your assistance in promoting excellence in undergraduate and graduate historical scholarship.

  • Call for Papers: Virginia Tech Undergraduate Historical Review

    Posted: May 2, 2023

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    The VTUHR is looking for undergraduate papers to publish in their 14th edition. They are accepting original research and historiographical essays.

    Submission details and guidelines can be found here. They accept submissions on a rolling basis.