Undergraduate Scholarship/Internship Opportunities Archive

2009-2010 Academic Year

Archival Internship Opportunities with the Federal Government

The Washington Center is recruiting for our Summer 2010 Federal Government Programs! Students selected for these competitive positions intern for 10 weeks within the National Archives and Records
Administration or the Department of Defense in Washington, DC. Certain positions will be focus on organizing archival documents and records of particular interest to American Indian/Alaska Native communities. Diverse candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Accepted participants receive scholarships to cover the cost of their Washington Center Program and Housing Fees, as well as a stipend. The exact amount of stipend depends on a number of factors, including whether the student is a graduate versus an undergraduate, whether they are living in The Washington Center's furnished housing, etc.

  • United States citizenship;
  • Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in an archival or related field of study (e.g., history, library and information science, museum studies, etc.) with a GPA of 2.5 or above;
  • Undergraduate students must receive liaison approval if their school is affiliated with The Washington Center;
  • Available for a ten-week period beginning May 26th, 2010;
  • Demonstrated experience and/or strong interest in working for the federal government.

How to Apply:
Students must submit an online application at http://secure.twc.edu. Once they create a username and password, they should select "Apply Now", and then select "Internship." Under "Personal Information," students should select "Government Scholarship Program." Students must additionally submit official transcripts to The Washington Center.

Questions? Contact Katie McKenzie at katie.mckenzie@twc.edu or 202-238-7729. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible. However, applicants are encouraged to apply by March 31st, 2010.


Anchorage Museum Association Summer Internship

WHEN:            10 weeks, June-September 2010, start and end  dates can be flexible.

Work schedule will be Tuesday – Saturday.


WHERE:        Atwood Resource Center(formerly known as the Library and Archives), Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska. No relocation assistance is offered with the position.


WHAT:           The Atwood Resource Center is seeking enthusiastic applicants for this year's William E. Davis Internship. This summer internship position is funded by the Cook Inlet Historical Society and the Anchorage Museum Association.  The recipient will receive a stipend of $2700. Work experience and training will include reference services, processing and describing negatives from the Steve McCutcheon Collection, and an introduction to The Museum System collection management software.


WHO:             Applicants must be at least 18, must be computer literate, and should have an interest in a career in archives and libraries. Previous experience with historical photographs, databases, Alaska history and/or special collections research preferred.




Please send a completed application with a resume and a letter describing your interest in the position, to Jacquelyn B. Hoflich, SPHR, Human Resource Director, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, 625 C Street, Anchorage, AK, 99501; by fax: (907) 929-9217, or e-mail: jhoflich@anchoragemuseum.org.  


All resumes and letters must be accompanied by a completed application.


DEADLINE: Open until filled.

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Documentation Summer 2010 Internship (Skagway, Alaska)

Klondike Gold Rush Summer 2010 Internship Announcement Flyer (.pdf)

The National Park Service has rehabilitated and leases out sixteen historic buildings in Skagway. Recent donations and acquisitions have expanded the Park’s historic building inventory and one of these new acquisitions is the focus of this summer’s efforts.

This project will require one student intern who will work directly with NPS historical architects, historians and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park project staff to produce the drawing sets. A second internship is available for historic preservation students to work with the project historian in the preparation of Historic Structure Reports (HSR) for the Meyer Meat Market building. This project will include assisting with on-going research and writing to complete the HSR. A site visit to Skagway is planned for early July.

The application deadline is Friday, 2 April 2010. See the Announcement Flyer for application details.

Student Conference on U.S. Affairs (SCUSA) Scholarships Available

SCUSA Announcement Flyer (.pdf)

Each year the UAA Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship fully funds two student delegates to attend the Student Conference on U.S. Affairs at West Point.  Selection of delegates takes place in the spring for the upcoming fall conference.  This year UAA applications are due on March 26.  
This is a wonderful opportunity for professional development, meeting and working with peers and experts, and personal growth.  Past SCUSA delegates have gone on to earn prestigious awards, scholarships, and admission to graduate and professional schools!
Please see the UAA SCUSA Web site for application details and for the link to the official West Point site.

A Student Intern Opportunity for Fur Rondy

2010 marks the 75th anniversary for Anchorage Fur Rendezvous.  As Alaska's largest winter festival, it takes a year of planning and coordination, the generous support of community sponsors, as well as hundreds of volunteers to make the festival a success. Fur Rondy is currently recruiting a student intern to assist in creating a commemorative program for the 2010 celebration. Projects will include: researching and compiling historical photos, events and facts; assistance in writing editorial sections of the commemorative program; and creating a historical time line that captures the history and spirit of Rondy. The intern will report directly to the executive director of Rondy. This is not a paid position.

75th Anniversary of Rondy!
February 26 - March 7, 2010

Greater Anchorage Inc./Rondy
400 D Street, Suite 200
Anchorage, Alaska 99501