Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Approximate Date of Posting: ?

Position: Various

Location: Springfield, Illinois

Schedule/Hours Flexible

Time Frame:  

Summer 2017 (May-August)            January 23-March 8, 2017
Fall 2017 (September-December)     May 22-July 1, 2017
Spring 2018 (January-May)              September 20-November 1, 2017

Compensation: Unpaid

However, certain grant-funded projects* may include intern stipends. Parking is provided for all interns working at least three days per week. Interns will also receive free admission to any ALPLM/HPA theater performance, book signing or other event held during the intern’s stay for which there’s an admission charge.

Special Projects are often grant-funded internships which may include a stipend. These internships are frequently available on short notice and thus are not governed by other intern program deadlines. Applications for these positions are accepted on an as needed basis.

Source: https://www.illinois.gov/alplm/museum/learning/pages/internships.aspx

Description:

Transcribe an oral history; write a lesson plan; develop marketing strategies; work hands-on in our artifact and archive collection areas; teach a child the art of the “hoop and stick”. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) is committed to providing learning opportunities and career-enhancing experiences to college and graduate students. Whether greeting the public on the front lines or working behind the scenes, interns take an active role in executing the mission of the presidential museum and library. Working with professional staff as part of a skilled team, interns participate in significant projects as well as day-to-day operations as they become familiar with the museum and library fields. References and contacts gained through work as an intern can be helpful in securing future employment and admission to further programs of study. Students and recent graduates in history, museum studies, library science or education are highly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility

The ALPLM internship program is open to qualified college students, recent graduates or graduate students. Interns from all majors and interests are encouraged to apply.  Interviews will be conducted for all positions.

Remuneration 

ALPLM internships are unpaid. However, certain grant-funded projects* may include intern stipends. Parking is provided for all interns working at least three days per week. Interns will also receive free admission to any ALPLM/HPA theater performance, book signing or other event held during the intern’s stay for which there’s an admission charge.

Academic Credit

The ALPLM will work with students to provide educational opportunities that meet college requirements.  We encourage interns to seek academic credit for their internship and will assist in any way to help the intern receive it.  Check with your advisor or department chair to inquire about your school’s requirements.

Duration

Internships usually take place throughout the typical academic spring, summer or fall semester. Students are required to work at least three days per week unless special arrangements are made with the supervisor and intern program coordinator.

 Application Procedure

Please submit:

  • Completed and signed InternAppForm2017.pdf (also signed by advisor)
  • Resume
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation, to include:
    • College transcript (a photocopy is acceptable)
    • Letter of interest stating reasons for wanting to be an intern at the ALPLM, including:
      • Personal goals
      • Expectations of intern experience
      • How the internship relates to career plans
      • What he/she believes they can contribute to the Museum and/orLibrarySpecial interests and abilities
  • Specific information including: dates available to work; number of hours per week; number and days available to work
  • If doing this for university credit, supply school requirements and advisor’s name and contact information

Mail or email to:
Genevieve Kaplan
Director of Education
ALPLM
212 North Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701

Genevieve.Kaplan@illinois.gov

Website: https://www.illinois.gov/alplm/museum/learning/pages/internships.aspx

Deadline:

 Summer 2017-March 8, 2017
Fall 2017 -July 1, 2017
Spring 2018-November 1, 2017

Please Note: Applications will be accepted on an on-going basis for any unfilled intern positions.  Some internships fall outside the scope of the typical academic calendar and are considered Special Projects. These are not subject to the deadlines listed above and may be for a shorter or longer duration than one academic semester.

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