Internships and Research

  • 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 ([email protected])

  • Spring 2024 Internship at the Evergreen Museum

    Posted: November 2, 2023

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    Evergreen Museum & Library


    This internship can be completed either for credit or for pay at $15 per hour. The selected student will work for 5 hours a week primarily on site at Evergreen Museum & Library on a schedule to be arranged between the student and the Curator of Collections.

    This spring, the curatorial intern will work closely with the Curator of Collections to engage in a reparative description assessment of Evergreen’s object catalog database. In the context of this project, reparative description refers to remediating outdated language used within an object’s catalog record and re-writing the record with a focus on more inclusive wording.

    Work will include highlighting objects in need of reparative description using current museum and archival best practice to revise said descriptions and possibly providing additional context for the object if necessary. Over the course of the semester, the student will have opportunities to conduct object-based research, familiarize themselves with PastPerfect Online, and gain practical experience in conducting visual analysis for a scholarly researcher and a general public audience that uses the museum’s online database


    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 Evergreen Museum may be found online at


    Applicants should submit a resume or curriculum vitae as well as a letter of interest describing interests and relevant experience by Friday, December 15, 2023. All materials should be emailed to Michelle Fitzgerald, Curator of Collections, at [email protected].

    QUESTIONS: Interested Johns Hopkins undergraduate students are welcome to contact Michelle Fitzgerald at [email protected].

  • National Army Museum – Internship Opportunities

    Posted: October 24, 2023

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    The National Museum of the U.S. Army is accepting internship applications for Spring 2024!

    The National Army Museum’s mission is to tell the history and traditions of the country’s oldest military service through the eyes of the American Solider. The Museum is located in Fort Belvoir, VA.

    Internships allow current or recent undergraduate or graduate students the opportunity to gain experience in museum education, historic research, or exhibition research and development. Internships may be complete in-person or virtually and all internships are unpaid.

    We are currently accepting applications for the following intern positions:

    1. Graduate Historic Research Intern
    2. Museum Education Intern

    To learn more about available internships as well as see full position descriptions and requirements visit our website, 

    Applications are due by close of business Friday, Dec. 1, 2023 . Send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to [email protected]. Include the job title for which you are applying in the subject line.

  • Spring 2024 Collections Internship – Smithsonian MCI (Paid)

    Posted: October 24, 2023

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    The Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) is the center for specialized technical collections research and conservation for the Smithsonian museums and collections. MCI holds research collections and oversees regular movement of objects and samples from institutions utilizing MCI’s services. In 2019 MCI began the process of creating its Collections Management Policy. This led to the implementation of TMS for management of collections, research of storage options, and development of collections management procedures.

    MCI is looking for a Spring intern (January to May) to engage in a learning opportunity geared toward understanding collections management and registration methods. This internship will primarily be onsite at MCI, located at the SI Museum Support Center in Suitland, MD (Metro and SI shuttle accessible) with some telework options.

    MCI is a unique collection that is non-traditional compared to other museums and cultural heritage sites.

    Projects will include assisting with:

    1. Updating of database entries with both digital and hard copy files

    2. Assisting with filing away project related documents

    3. Sorting, researching, and cataloging abandoned collections

    4. Cataloging MCI collections

    5. Collections rehousing

    6. Assisting with inventory management

    Required Skills:

    1. General understanding of museum collections information systems (TMS preferred, but

    not required)

    2. General knowledge of museum collections management and registration methods

    3. Self-motivated and able to be proactive with communication on project updates and


    4. Detail oriented and patient

    Learning Objectives:

    The intern will learn to integrate legacy project files into The Museum System (TMS); this will include, but is not limited to, creating TMS records, adding project detailed information, updating file names to MCI standards, and working with SI’s Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) to import information.

    Through this internship the intern will receive direct mentorship from the Head of Conservation and Collections Manager. While the intern may have an academic understanding of collections management and registration, they will learn how to develop feasible collection management protocols in an institution. A critical aspect of their learning will be understanding the realities of collections stewardship practice within an organization without a permanent collection. The internship will serve to further develop critical thinking skills in adapting collection management practice to a conservation and scientific research setting.

    TMS records entered by the interns will be quality checked by the Collections Manager, and feedback given to ensure they have a deep understanding of the process. Further, the interns will learn about networking and the breadth of communication and collaboration required for large projects in large institutions (including, but not limited to: Administration, Scientists and Researchers, Conservators, Information specialist, Collections managers (MCI and SI), data managers (CIS/TMS, DAMS, SIdora, etc.), National Collections Program, and Office of General Counsel). The interns are expected to give a professional presentation or final report at the conclusion of their project on their contributions to MCI and what they learned.

    Interested candidates should send to Jessica S. Johnson ([email protected]) a resume and a one (1) page essay that addresses what they hope to accomplish through an internship, and how it would relate to their academic and career goals. Please write “Spring Internship” in subject line for attention.

    Deadline for applications: November 17, 2023

    Stipend: $9,000 (400 hours)

    This is a 16-week part-time internship (20 – 24 hours per week). On average the intern is expected to spend two days a week onsite at MCI and one day working from home.

  • Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

    Posted: September 6, 2023

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    The Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program provides funding and support to a select group of Krieger School undergraduates. These students are selected in their first year, and will carry out an independent research project over a period of three years. The program enables students to pursue unique research opportunities that exceed what is typically available to undergraduates. Woodrow Wilson Fellowships are open to first-year Krieger School students only (rising sophomores). These are three-year awards.

    Each fellow receives up to $10,000 of funding over three years to be spent on research costs, which may include travel, equipment, and use of archives or laboratories. Fellows focus on their undergraduate fields of specialization to pursue one or more intensive research projects, crafted in conjunction with URSCA staff and the fellow’s faculty mentor. Fellows are expected to dedicate at least two full summers to their research projects.

    Senior fellows are required to present the results of their research to the Hopkins community at the annual URSCA Symposium, held in April or May. Additionally, a portion of each fellow’s award must be dedicated to the dissemination of their research at a professional conference.

    Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Info Session: October 26 (4-5pm) or October 27 (10-11am); hybrid – Wyman 350 and Zoom

  • Undergraduate Research Grants

    Posted: September 6, 2023

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    The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences currently offers more than a dozen undergraduate research grants across all disciplines. Note that while they all require the same application materials, they offer different award amounts, and some have more specific criteria for the types of projects that can be funded.

    All undergraduate students majoring in a Krieger School department are eligible to apply for an URSCA award, to be used in the following year. In other words, you apply as a sophomore to fund a project that you will undertake in your junior year. You may apply to only one award each year, but if the reviewers think you would be a better fit for one of the other awards, you may be considered for that award instead.

    The following are Grants for Research in the Humanities, however, the URSCA website has a variety of other awards available.

    Louis E. Goodman Award: The Louis E. Goodman Award ($1,000) is to facilitate personal enrichment in a discipline (arts and humanities) that may not otherwise be addressed or pursued by the recipient.

    Humanities Research Clusters: The Humanities Research Clusters are open to undergraduates and graduate students. They provide for an open discussion of current topics in evolving and understudied interdisciplinary fields. Each approved research cluster will receive up to $1,000 of annual funding from the university for meetings, materials, and guest speakers. Cluster members will also have access to the Humanities Collaboratory, a new flexible hybrid learning space on campus.

    Charles S. Singleton Center Undergraduate Research Awards: Fellowships are available to support undergraduate research projects involving any aspect of premodern Europe. Premodern is understood to refer to the period between Classical Antiquity and the end of the 18th century. Topics may fall within the disciplines of History, History of Science and Technology, History of Medicine, History of Art, Modern Languages and Literatures, English, Philosophy, or Classics. To apply, or for more information, please contact Dr. Earle Havens, Nancy H. Hall Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, at [email protected].  

    Undergraduate Research Grant Info Session: September 21 (4-5pm) and September 22 (10-11am); hybrid – Wyman 350 and Zoom


  • Communications and Digital Content Assistant job opportunity

    Posted: October 26, 2023

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    The Hood Museum of Art is seeking a Communications and Digital Content Assistant to support the promotion of brand recognition and awareness. Reporting to the Head of Communications, Content, and Brand, the Communications and Content Assistant supports content creation for museum platforms, assists with content strategy and implementation, and supports engagement with campus and local communities. This position works closely with several teams, including digital, events, exhibitions, public programs, education, and visitor services. The schedule will include some evening and weekend programs.

    Cover letter, resume, and an online application are required and can be found at the following link: Please refer to 1128595, open 10/16/2023 until filled. Complete job description and salary information are available on the job posting. Full benefits information, inclusive of a cost estimator, can be found in the college’s HR website (link to Dartmouth HR benefits). Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status.