U.S. History Scene is excited to announce two summer internships: the Historical Writing and Research Internship program, and a Pop Culture History Digital Internship. U.S. History Scene, a multimedia education project founded by Harvard historians, is currently seeking undergraduate and graduate applicants for its summer 2018 internships.
Historical Writing and Research Internship
Interns will gain valuable writing and publishing skills through the process of proposing, writing, editing, and publishing original multimedia research articles, books reviews, and classroom lesson plans. All interns work intensively with our editors to produce public-facing historical content that reaches U.S. History Scene's audiences, including 20,000 public school K-12 educators. Our writers have been cited by the New York Times, the Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, the Journal of African American History, the United States Census, PBS, MTV, the Gilder Lerhman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, and in an amicus brief for the United States Supreme Court.
All interns work one-on-one with our Editorial Board to gain experience in primary source research, editing, and publishing. Internships are unpaid, but we will assist interns in applying for stipends or university credit. Internships can be performed via telecommute from your home university.
To Apply: Interested students should submit a resume/CV, unofficial transcript, and a writing sample to Summer Internship Director Stephanie Beck Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 23, 2018, or submit via the Google application form on the U.S. History Scene website. Applicants are also asked to submit a list of five original topics they would be interested in working on during the summer internship. Special consideration will be given to students working on underrepresented gender and cultural histories. Applicants will be notified of their application decision by April 6, 2018.
Pop Culture History Digital Internship
The Pop Culture History digital intern will delve into the nuances of pop culture digital materials and gain experience in promoting U.S. History Scene curriculum through our social media channels. The intern will work one-on-one with our co-founder and editorial board to gain experience in creating digital source databases, and in methods of promoting public history resources to a variety of audiences.
By the end of the internship, the Pop Culture History intern will gain professional experience in refining their critical thinking skillset as a historian as well as an introduction to the tools necessary in pursuing academic and public history careers, as well as venue for publishing the work they do over the summer.
To apply: Interested graduate students should submit a letter of interest highlighting relevant social media/public history work, a resume/CV, unofficial transcript, and a writing sample to Summer Internship Director Stephanie Beck Cohen at Editors@USHistoryScene.com by March 23, 2018. Applicants will be notified of their application decision by April 6, 2018.
For more information, contact Stephanie Beck Cohen at Editors@ushistoryscene.com.