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Job Title: Minority Internship

Description: The internship is designed to provide exposure to the archival profession and its institutions. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with original and unique historical documents, learning archival principals and practice while also increasing their research skills. The internship program aims to increase interest in the archival profession among minority students. Diversity within the archival profession will lead to diversity within archival collections, helping to accurately and fully record the past.

Stipend: $2,000.00

Appointment: Two hundred hours to be completd by the end of the summer break (less than twenty hours per week). The intern will have the opportunity to spend the term of the internship working with professional archivists at one of several participating area institutions.

Position description: Duties assigned will involve the five basic archival functions: acquisition and appraisal, arrangement and description, preservation, reference and outreach.

Qualifications: The requirements for consideration are: you must be a member of an ethnic minority, enrolled in a two or four-year college program, and have a strong interest in the field of history.

Application procedure: Submit the following for consideration:

1. Cover letter stating your interest in the internship and your future career goals (please include a telephone number where you may be reached during the day).

2. Resume indicating your academic background, work experience, and volunteer service.

3. Transcript or printout of classes you have taken or are currently enrolled in.

Deadline for applications: April 21, 2006

See below to submit application.

Opportunity Type: Internship

Contact: Letha Johnson

Job Status: Part-time

Job Locations: Topeka, KS

Job Function: Buying/Purchasing, Library Science, Product Management, Project Management

Period of Employment: Summer

Compensation Type: Paid

Application Qualifications: There are no required qualifications for this position.

The following qualifications are desired:

Major: History - BA & BS

Student Status: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore

Require a Cover Letter? Yes

Other Requested Materials:
Resume
Transcript or printout of classes
3 letters of reference

Application Method: Offline - via Other (See below)

Additional Instructions:
Submit above requested application material to:
Letha E. Johnson
KCAA Minority Internship Chair
Kansas State Historical Society
6425 SW 6th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66615-1099

Maastricht Center for Transatlantic Studies

The Maastricht Center for Transatlantic Studies seeks to encourage and promote a transatlantic perspective by providing faculty and students with a unique multicultural environment in order to aid their personal, professional, and academic development.

Missouri State Archives Internship

The Missouri State Archives invites applications from graduate students or advanced undergraduate students in 2005 who are interested in working with the many collections of material related to Missouri's African American history held by the Archives. Three thousand dollars will be awarded to the successful candidate for 10 weeks of work, at 40 hours per week, during the summer of 2005. Work will be conducted at the Missouri State Archives. This monetary award is intended to defray travel and living expenses, and other work-related costs. Applicants must either attend a Missouri college or university or be a Missouri native. Interested students must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a college transcript, and a description of any research conducted in related fields. Please include one letter of recommendation describing the applicant's qualifications for this award.

Dr. Shelly J. Croteau
Assistant State Archivist Missouri State Archives
PO Box 1747, 600 West Main Street
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
Voice: 573.751.4303
Fax: 573.526.7333
Email: shelly.croteau@sos.mo.gov
Visit the website at http://sos.mo.gov


MISSOURI STATE ARCHIVES INTERNSHIP IN AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

The Missouri State Archives invites applications from graduate or advanced undergraduate students in 2004 who are interested in working with the many collections of material related to African American history in Missouri held by the Archives.

The African American History Internship is part of the Archives' commitment
to foster a broad public awareness of the rich and important contributions of African Americans to Missouri, to offer new resources to historians and others who are studying the history of African Americans in Missouri, and to provide new tools for primary and secondary teachers in Missouri's schools.

The 2004 African American History Internship project will focus on research in Civil War records held by the Missouri State Archives pertaining to African American Missourians. After initial study of the Civil War and the role of African Americans in Missouri, the intern will undertake limited archival processing of selected Civil War records and assist in pre-publication work on things such as indices or guides designed to help researchers. In addition, educational activities based on the role of African Americans in the Civil War will be developed for the office website.

Three thousand dollars will be awarded to the successful candidate for 10 weeks of work, at 40 hours per week during the summer of 2004, at the Missouri State Archives. This monetary award is intended to defray travel and living expenses, and other work-related costs. Applicants must either attend a Missouri college or university or be a Missouri native. Interested students must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a college transcript, and a description of any research conducted in related fields. One letter of recommendation is requested which describes the applicant's qualifications for this award.

The primary purpose of the African American History Internship is to conduct research in the Missouri State Archives holdings. The successful candidate must be able to lift and carry a forty-pound box and climb a ladder to retrieve materials.

Completed applications should be received by March 1 and addressed to Dr.Shelly J. Croteau, Assistant State Archivist, Missouri State Archives, P.O.Box 1747, 600 West Main St., Jefferson City, MO 65102 (Voice: 573/751-4303 or E-mail: crotes@sosmail.state.mo.us). Notification of awards will be made by March 15.


MISSOURI STATE ARCHIVES ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Missouri State Archives announces a research opportunity in 2004 forqualified applicants interested in the study of judicial records held by theMissouri State Archives.

The Archives' judicial records collections comprise millions of pages of
legal records from the eighteenth century through the present and their
unique nature yields documentation and primary materials found in no other repository, e.g., briefs, motions, circuit and appellate decisions, related correspondence, transcripts, notes, photographs and exhibits, and oral arguments. These records provide a history of broad topics in Missouri's experience, such as slavery, women's issues, the Civil War, the environment,the Ozarks, fur trapping, and steamboats.

One fellowship, in the amount of three thousand dollars, will be awarded to an established scholar or qualified doctoral candidate to study any series of court records held by the Missouri State Archives. It is expected that the recipient's description of his/her research interest will demonstrate how the research would benefit from studying the Archives' court records. The recipient is expected to submit a summary of this study that will be published in the Journal of the Supreme Court of Missouri Historical Society and s/he will be designated as Supreme Court of Missouri Historical Society Fellow. Candidates for this position should submit a current curriculum vitae and a brief description of their research interests.

Three thousand dollars will be awarded to two successful candidates for 10 weeks of work, at 40 hours per week during the summer of 2004, at the Missouri State Archives. Interested students must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a college transcript, and a description of any research conducted in related fields. One letter of recommendation is requested which describes the applicant's qualifications for this award.

These monetary awards, funded by the Supreme Court of Missouri Historical Society, are intended to defray travel and living expenses, as well as other work-related costs.

Completed applications should be received by March 1 and addressed to Dr.Shelly J. Croteau, Assistant State Archivist, Missouri State Archives, P.O.Box 1747, 600 West Main St., Jefferson City, MO 65102. Notification of awards will be made by March 15.

STUDY ABROAD

Map of GhanaCentral Missouri State University participates in a study abroad program to Legon, Ghana. Working in cooperation with three other Missouri universities, students and a faculty member selected from the consortium are sent to Ghana during the fall semester of each year. Classes are taught in English and students are offered a high level of cultural immersion. Founded in 1948, the University of Ghana enrolls approximately 6,000 students.

Legon

Located eight miles northeast of the Ghanaian capital of Accra, the Legon campus offers a full curriculum of courses ranging from administration to international relations. The Legon campus is situated near many of the varied landscapes of Ghana- including dry coastal areas, low mountains, rain forests, open woodlands, and the world's largest man-made lake, Lake Volta. Sports, art, theatre, and music groups are all available on campus, and a short trip into Accra offers museums, movies, dance clubs, restaurants, open-air markets, and much more.

Academic Opportunities

Academic credit is available for all courses taken at the University of Ghana. Students should discuss with their department chair and the Director of International Programs how courses taken abroad will count towards fulfilling degree requirements. Students may choose from dozens of courses in Animal Sciences, Anthropology, Biology, Economics, History, Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, and more. See - http://www.umsl.edu/services/abroad/universities/ghana.html

Program Availability

The Ghana program is a fall semester only program. Students depart for Ghana in late August and return to the United States in late December.

Affordability

While the cost of the program is higher than on campus, every attempt has been made to keep costs down. International Study Grants are available to help offset costs by covering a portion of an eligible student's tuition.

In a majority of cases, Distinguished, Presidential and Regents scholarships, departmental scholarships, Bright Flight, Pell grants, and various other forms of financial aid will be applicable to study abroad programs. Central students studying abroad typically receive additional assistance from a study grant awarded through the Office of International Programs.

Program at a Glance

  • Locale: Legon, Ghana
  • Eligibility: Minimum 2.5 GPA and a student in good standing
  • Enrollment: 5 per year
  • Application Deadline: March 1
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Program Dates: August - December
  • Faculty From: Ghana
  • Transcript From: University of Ghana
  • Credits: University of Ghana
  • Program Fee: $5000 approx. (tuition, estimated airfare, housing and visa fees)
  • Immunization Insurance : $450
  • Misc. Expenses: $1,500

The Missouri - Ghana consortium is comprised of Central Missouri State University, Truman State, The University of Missouri-Columbia, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. A faculty member accompanies the students. Attendance at the program orientation is mandatory.

 
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