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Do you have a passion for public history and developing compelling stories in digital media? Looking for a capstone or graduate-school project based on the history of diverse Veterans, military monuments, or cemeteries?
The National Cemetery Administration’s History Program is seeking three motivated college students to serve as virtual interns through the State Department’s Virtual Student Federal Service program for the 2020-2021 academic year. NCA manages more than 140 national cemeteries in the United States that contain the graves of veterans from the Civil War to present.
Interns will serve as “digital storytellers” to undertake and/or analyze digital research. We invite proposals to develop innovative online exhibits about noteworthy Veterans, events, and places associated with NCA properties as public outreach on our webpages. Creative digital projects that highlight the diversity of our Veteran community are encouraged. Show your interest by applying through www.USAjobs.gov. NCA’s Project Code is VA-USA-51. DEADLINE is July 31, 2020.
Interns work up to 10 hours a week. Graduate-school level is preferred but not required. This is unpaid, volunteer work, but NCA will work with your institution if you seek course credit. More information is available at https://vsfs.state.gov/.
Richard Hulver, Ph.D.
Historian, National Cemetery Administration