Summer 2019 Internship in the History of Technology

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IEEE History Center Elizabeth & Emerson Pugh Summer History Internship, 2019

 

Scholars early in their career studying the history of electrical technology and computing are invited to contact the Center to be considered for this supported stay at the Center's offices on the Stevens Institute of Technology campus in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. The IEEE History Center, a center for the public history of technology, is cosponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)—the world’s largest professional technical society—and Stevens Institute of Technology

 

This program seeks to provide research experience for graduate students and other young scholars in the history of any IEEE field of interest (electrical and computer sciences and engineering and related fields), while enlisting the help of promising young scholars for the Center's projects. The recipient generally works full-time for two months at the History Center on a Center project that is connected to his or her own area of interest, often involving taking advantage of the resources of the IEEE History Center and other New York area institutions. This time is usually during the summer, but other arrangements will be considered.  The stipend paid to the recipient is US$5,000. This program is supported by the generosity of Elizabeth and Emerson Pugh through a gift to the IEEE Life Member Fund of the IEEE Foundation.

 

For summer 2019, the Center would love to engage a scholar interested in the history of spaceflight, but that is not a requirement.

 

There is no formal application form. To apply, please email curriculum vitae showing your studies in electrical history, a three- to five-page page (single or double spaced) writing sample, along with a cover letter describing the sort of project you would be interested in doing, to Dr. Michael Geselowitz, Senior Director, IEEE History Center, m.geselowitz@ieee.org.  The deadline for contacting the IEEE History Center is 1 March 2019.  More details can be found at https://www.ieee.org/about/history_center/internship.html