Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Udall Foundation 2015 Internship and Scholarship Program

The Udall Foundation is pleased to announce our 2015 internship and scholarship program opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students

The Native American Congressional Internship program is a fully-funded, ten-week summer internship in Washington, DC, for American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate, graduate and law students. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, network with public officials and experience an insider’s view of the federal government. The Foundation provides airfare, housing, per diem, and a $1,200 educational stipend. The application deadline is January 31, 2015.  For an application and information about complimentary webinars, please see our “Apply” page.

The Udall Scholarship program awards $5,000 merit-based scholarships for college sophomores and juniors seeking a career in tribal health, tribal public policy, or the environment. Two- and four-year college students are encouraged to apply. Scholars participate in a five-day Orientation in Tucson, AZ, to learn from and network with experts, their peers, and members of the Udall family. The award includes life-time membership in the Udall alumni community, a vibrant community offering job and internship opportunities, support for public service initiatives, and intellectual discussion. Applications must be submitted through a Udall faculty representative at the student's college or university. The application deadline is March 4, 2015. A faculty representative directory and schedule of free webinars can be found on the “Apply” page.

The Udall Foundation honors Morris K. Udall’s thirty years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives and Stewart L. Udall’s service as Secretary of the Interior. Both men worked tirelessly for the rights of American Indian and Alaska Native peoples. Since 1996, 110 tribes have been represented in the scholarship and internship programs.

We encourage you to visit our website at www.udall.gov and join our Facebook group Native Education @ Udall Foundation. There, you’ll find our alumni profiles, tips for the applications, and more. We are eager to hear from interested students, faculty, staff and educational partners directly by email or phone. Thank you for your time and assistance. We look forward to working with you!

Destiny Khalil, Internship Program Manager                                Paula Randler, Scholarship Program Manager
khalil@udall.gov  520-901-8561                                                              randler@udall.gov   520-901-8564

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Church History Library Internships - Winter 2015

Joseph Smith Papers Project and Church Historic Sites Internships 

Winter 2015 internships at the Church History Library! 

If you are interested in applying for one of our internships spots with the Joseph Smith Papers Project, you can submit your  cover letter and resume today. All majors are welcome to apply. 

To apply
To apply, please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter to Tiffany Wixom at hist_intern@byu.edu by December 1, 2014Please use this sample resume as a resource if you need guidance on how to format your resume or what to include. Please be sure to include details of your work experience, skills, and experience, especially as they relate to the job description of this internship. Usually interviews are held in the History Department's main office but this semester interviews will be conducted on the phone.  

IMPORTANT: This internship requires a time commitment of 7-10 hours per week over the course of  Winter 2015 semester. It is preferred that students devote one full day to the internship (for example working from 8-5 pm every Tuesday) rather than splitting it up between multiple days since it does require that you commute to Salt Lake City. If you apply, it is expected that you will have room in your schedule to accommodate these hours. Please indicate in your cover letter what day you plan on working.You will also be expected to register for 3.0 credits of History 199R.  DO NOT APPLY IF YOU CANNOT ACCOMMODATE THIS SCHEDULE.

Church History Library
15 East North Temple Street 
Salt Lake City, UT 84150

Joseph Smith Papers Project – The JSPP is looking for 5-6 interns for an internship that will provide them with actual hands-on experience with documentary editing tasks such as document transcription, transcription verification, preparation of documents for web publication, research for document annotation, back matter preparation, and source checking. For a more detailed description,  Click Here.

Historic Sites Division – The Historic Sites Division is looking for 2-3 interns to help them research historic buildings and landmarks that have significance in LDS Church history.

Funding and Aid
Students employed as interns at the CHL are eligible for a reduced-rate UTA bus pass. The Department of History will also have a few needs-based grants to award to our student interns this semester. More information about how to apply for one of these internship grants is forthcoming.

Please contact the History Internship Coordinator with any questions:

Tiffany Wixom 
2130F JFSB

Guns, Scrolls, and Swords: Samurai Identities in Early Modern Japan

To celebrate the beginning of a year-long exhibit in the main-floor gallery of the Harold B. Lee Library entitled "Guns, Scrolls, and Swords: Samurai Identities in Early Modern Japan," a lecture and reception will be held Thursday November 6 at 3:00 PM in the first floor auditorium of the Lee Library. Speakers will include Dr. Paul Hyer, a pioneering faculty member in Asian studies at BYU who donated a set of samurai armor that will be displayed in the exhibit; Dr. Jack Stoneman of Asian and Near Eastern Languages; and Dr. Aaron Skabelund of the History Department. Stoneman's and Skabelund’s students have been working hard to prepare materials and information for the exhibit of samurai-related materials from the Lee Library's collections and items loaned by community members. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

MOA Internships

Internships available for

Interested full-time students are invited to apply for the limited number of internships offered in each of the BYU Museum of Art's departments: 

Education and Public Programs
Exhibition Design

Interns are required to register for three credit hours under the direction of a faculty adviser in their department, with a twelve-hour per week commitment to the MOA throughout semester.  Please note that the application deadline for Winter 2015 it is due November 5th

Information and application forms are available at http://moa.byu.edu/learn/for-students/internships/.  Per instructions on the MOA website, applications should be submitted electronically to lynda_palma@byu.edu 

For more information on how you can get credit contact Tiffany Wixom, History Department Internship Coordinator, at hist_intern@byu.edu or stop by her office in room 2130F JFSB.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Essay Contest

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration
BYU Student Essay Contest

Fifty years ago the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. In retrospect this honor seems more than fitting but at the time, as King recognized, the movement he represented had not yet brought America to a place of peace, brotherhood, and freedom for all its people. Moreover, the nonviolent tactics he espoused upset the “peace” many whites experienced under segregation, while others wondered how long blacks could continue to so courageously suffer in what King referred to as the “creative battle to end the long night of racial injustice.”

We invite you to explore King’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech (given December 10, 1964) and to write an essay of 777 words or less discussing how King framed America’s struggle for racial equality, its place in the larger scope of human history, and its connection to the cause and values of world peace. You might also consider the degree to which King’s vision as expressed in his acceptance speech has been realized in the United States and the larger world. The text of the speech can be found here: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-acceptance_en.html

Submit your essay no later than Friday January 9th to blackhistorymonth@byu.edu
 as a Word attachment. Please include the following information with your submission: your name, year in school, major, home town, email address, and phone number.

The first place winner will receive $150 and the opportunity to read her/his essay at the MLK Commemoration on January 19, 2015. The second and third place winners will receive $60 and $40, respectively. (Previous first place winners are not eligible.)

Questions about the essay contest can be directed to the above email.

Friday, October 3, 2014

SAR Call For Applications

Call for Applicants: SAR Museum Studies Internships

School for Advanced Research (SAR)
Post Office Box 2188
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2188
(505) 954-7200

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Internship

The Museum’s internship program enables qualified candidates to learn about the Holocaust as well as the way the Museum operates. Interns take part in hands-on projects and work directly with Holocaust scholars and Museum professionals. To apply, please complete the online application form.


Below are some of the tasks our interns assist with
Academic Publications
Edit materials submitted for the Journal of Holocaust and Genocide Studies as well as books and monographs the Museum publishes.
Draw up renovation plans on an architectural database, learn about requisitions for materials in line with federal guidelines, and produce reports regarding Museum signage.
Respond to research requests, including conducting reference interviews, accessing materials from storage, and preparing new finding aids, historical summaries, and other research tools.
Center for the Prevention of Genocide
Support the Museum’s genocide prevention program, including research, outreach activities, and administrative tasks.
Accession artifacts, prepare exhibition materials, and support the textile conservation labs.
Spotlight potential markets for Museum advertising, create press packets surrounding public programs and exhibitions, and respond to visiting members of the media.
Research potential corporate members and grantors for Museum programs.
Digital Engagement
Create content for and maintain Museum website and support social media initiatives.
Select and organize images for teachers to use in classrooms nationwide, write text for inclusion in teacher handbooks, and respond to teacher inquiries.
Plan and install special exhibitions, rotate and maintain artifacts in the Permanent Exhibition, and conduct research for exhibitions.
External Affairs
Draft letters to foreign government offices, plan conference materials, and create directories of Holocaust-related services and organizations. Knowledge of German, Yiddish, French, Russian, or Eastern European languages is helpful.
Film and Video Archives
Organize, research, and update records for historical film and video footage, prepare reference materials and finding aids, and provide background research on footage in the collection.
Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center
Work on a geographic finding database, assist the public in using the Museum’s digital Survivors Registry, and answer inquiries.
Develop resources that facilitate access to print and electronic materials, highlight individual items through presentations and film screenings, and create content for Library web pages.
Photo Archives
Organize photographs into collections, including identifying people and places, creating accession records, and helping visitors and staff locate specific images for their research.
Records Management
Organize and document the history of the Museum itself.
Senior Historian
Respond to scholarly questions and follow the release of new materials in Holocaust studies. Knowledge of German, Yiddish, Russian, or an Eastern European language is desirable.


Most internships are unpaid and usually last for one semester. Flexible schedules are generally available. The Museum strives for a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. United States citizenship is not required for internships.
To apply, please complete the online application form.
Application Deadlines
  • Summer internships: March 1
  • Fall internships: July 1
  • Winter/Spring internships: October 15

Monday, September 22, 2014

Winter Internship with the Utah State Legislature Due Date Nov. 10th

Information about the Utah State Legislature

The Political Science Department is pleased to announce the Utah State Legislature Internship Program for the Winter Semester. A limited number of students will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience as they participate in the legislative process.

Who Should Apply?

The Utah State Legislature Internship is an excellent experience for students interested in the legislative and policy process. Interns work as personal assistants to legislators in researching legislation, attending committee hearings, meeting with constituents and lobbyists, and observing first-hand the process through which laws are made.
This excellent program is open to undergraduate or graduate students of any major who have an interest in the legislative process. Students who are residents of states other than Utah or non-U.S. citizens are also encouraged to apply. To qualify, an applicant must be a junior, senior or graduate student, have the ability to express himself or herself clearly, both orally and in writing, including the ability to digest, condense, and prepare forms and reports; have a general understanding of the legislative process; be a self-starter and be capable of working with little or no supervision; and have good interpersonal skills.


To be considered applicants must be juniors or seniors in good academic standing with a minimum 2.7 G.P.A. In exceptional cases, sophomores with previous employment, military, or mission experience may be considered. A student must also be in good honor code and academic standing with the university. Because interns will be employees of the Utah Legislature during the Winter semester, all applicants will have to successfully complete the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Successful candidates must register and pay the associated tuition for a minimum of eight credits (POLI 397 and 399R) that are required of all participants on the program.

When is the Internship?

This program is available during Winter semesters only. Participants must be available full-time from the beginning of winter semester through early March. About the second week of the second block the internship ends and students may enroll in two political science seminars designed to complement the internship experience. Students not accepted as interns with the legislature, may be able to arrange for paid or unpaid internship with executive branch offices and other organizations that have an interest in the legislature. Visit the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences (FHSS) Internship Office at 945 SWKT for more information.

What State Legislature Interns Do

Students are assigned to work with one or more members of the Utah State Senate or House of Representatives and may be able to assist in researching current issues, preparing for committee hearings, drafting legislation, and dealing with constituents and interest groups. Participating students will be involved with the program full-time during the legislative session.

Political Science Credit

WilkinsonChristensen_SenBramble.jpgFourteen upper-division credits are available for those participating on the program. Students will receive three to six hours of POLI 399R (which may be counted as elective credit for a Political Science major or minor). Additionally, students may enroll in two, three credit, upper-division political science seminars to be held at the conclusion of the internship (both of which can count as electives toward a Political Science major or minor). These seminars will be related to the participants' experience with the legislature. 
Participating students are required to complete a two-credit orientation course (POLI 397) which will be taught during the first three weeks of Winter semester. Students must be available full-time during those weeks for the course work. Registration for the course is by permission-to-add code, issued by the FHSS Internship Office.

Financial Assistance

The legislature provides a stipend of $2400 for participating students.

Important Application Information

The following must be included as part of your application.

  1. Online Application
  2. One-page statement of intent. Typed 250 to 350 word statement detailing your reasons for wanting to intern at the Utah State Legislature, what work assignments in the internship would interest you, and your abilities and character traits that will make you an asset as a legislative intern. You must include a statement indicating that you will be available to work full-time, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the State Capitol during the legislative session. Students who cannot commit to this schedule will not be interviewed nor accepted to the program.
  3. Typed professional résumé no longer than one page. Should include description of work experience (including mission), computer skills (including software with which you are familiar), research tools (i.e. statistics) you can use, volunteer activities (only those relevant to the internship), and campaign or political experience/activities (if any). See the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences Internship Office or University Placement Office for suggestions on résumé preparation.
  4. Official transcripts from all universities attended. Cannot be a college advisement center print-out (ABC Report). BYU transcripts may be obtained from the University Records Office.
  5. Two confidential letters of recommendation. One letter must be from a university faculty member who has taught you in a class and can evaluate your academic skills; the other may be from an employer or a second univeristy faculty member who has taught you in class. No letters will be accepted from members of your family. You are not required to waive your right of access to the letters of recommendation. However, most faculty and other individuals will not write them unless you do waive this right.
  6. Three to five page writing sample. Clean copy of a paper demonstrating your research and writing abilities. You may use a paper, or a portion of a paper, written for a class assignment or other project as long as it is free of instructor's marks. Be certain to retain the original.
All application materials become the property of the BYU Political Science Department and will not be returned to you; this includes letters of recommendation which cannot be transferred to other parties not involved in this internship program.
Materials not able to be completed online are to be submitted to the FHSS Office Manager, 945 SWKT, by the published deadline.


Upon submission of your application, we will schedule an interview for you with the Political Science Internship Director. A letter notifying you of your status with the program will be sent within a few days of the interview.


If accepted, you must confirm your decision to participate by paying a $200 deposit to the BYU online Financial Center. The deposit will be refunded to you at the end of Winter semester, but will be forfeited if you withdraw from the BYU Utah State Legislature Internship Program.

Prep Course

At the beginning of Winter semester, all participants must register for and complete a two credit course (POLI 397) that prepares them to work at the legislature. Students must be available all day, Monday-Friday, during the three weeks this course is taught.


All participants in this program must register for six hours of upper-division political science internship credit, POLI 399R. Participants have the option of also registering for two three credit seminars that will be taught second block Winter semester (see the FHSS Internship Office for additional information).

How to Apply

The Application deadline is November 10. We encourage early application to help insure that all materials are received by the deadline. However, no decisions about admission are made until after the deadline. For more information, contact the FHSS Intenship Office, 801-422-2168.