Thursday, October 20, 2011

Research in the D.C. Metro Area

Research in the D.C. Metro Area

Description:  The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP), offers undergraduates, interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD, the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution. Through this one-on-one collaboration, students gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. The SR-EIP is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, social sciences and humanities to consider research careers in the academic, public or private sectors.
Location:  Two sites for the program are in Maryland:  Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Field:  Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities
Eligibility:  Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better; have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program; demonstrated interest and potential to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD/PhD;  documented US citizenship or permanent resident status; and attend an accredited public or private college or university in the U.S. or its territories, as recognized by the US Department of Education.
Funding:  The internship pays all expenses, providing students with a competitive stipend, travel, and housing.

Description:  Internships here focus on activities in the Boeing Learning Center that use the holdings of the National Archives to engage learners of all ages.  Activities include assisting with numerous workshops for teachers, facilitating visitor activities in the Resource Room, and developing materials for their use.  Interns conduct research to identify appropriate documents for inclusion in materials and programs, collate materials, and support teacher workshop activities; identify, organize and prepare copies of documents on a variety of topics and themes for visitor use; and conduct research in NARA publications to update additional resources.  In addition, interns support the student Learning Lab by participating in sessions, and identifying documents to support future lab experiences.  This internship would benefit those who wish to pursue a career in education, museum education, or public history.  Excellent interpersonal skills, familiarity with learning theory, and an interest in doing wide-ranging research are necessary.
Location:  Washington, D.C.
Field:  History, Education
Eligibility:  Applicants must be majoring in history or education and possess excellent interpersonal skills, familiarity with learning theory, and an interest in doing wide-ranging research.
Funding:  Unpaid, but available for academic credit

Description:  The intern will contribute to a variety of projects that further NHPRC programs and initiatives. Activities may include collecting data from primary and secondary sources; compiling bibliographies of sources relevant to the Commission and its constituents; fact checking and database entry in support of various public policy initiatives; analysis of grant data and assessment of grants impact, and preparing written summaries of research for reference briefings, publications, and the NHPRC web site.
Location:  Washington, D.C.
Field:  Humanities, History, Communications, Public Policy
Eligibility:  Applicants must have excellent research, oral, written, and organizational skills; the ability to work efficiently independently and in groups; and familiarity with Windows, MS Office, data entry, and website maintenance.
Funding:  Unpaid, but available for academic credit

Description:  The program gives undergraduates the opportunity to undertake short-term research projects with the National Park Service throughout the year.
Location:  Washington, D.C.
Field:  Historic Preservation, Anthropology, Archeology, Architectural History, Architecture, Ethnography, History, Landscape Architecture, Museum Studies, and Planning

Description:  The Naval History and Heritage Command offers internships to students who wish to have professional work experience in areas related to their educational programs and career goals, undertaking historical research, writing, and editing.  Each intern receives orientation on his/her branch's functions and those of the Command.  The intern will assist her/his branch in its daily operations. In addition, she/he will be responsible for completing an individual project which contributes to the Command's work.  Interns work with an experienced professional member of the Command's staff who, in conjunction with the intern, will plan the project.  The staff also will provide supervision, instruction, and evaluation.
Location:  Washington, D.C.
Field:  History, Education, Public Relations, Graphic Design, Liberal Arts, Art
Funding:  Unpaid, though interns may receive a small honoraria of $20 per day

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