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Naval History and Heritage Command
805 Kidder Breese Street Southeast
DescriptionThe Naval History and History Heritage Command offers internships to students who wish to have professional work experience in areas related to their educational programs and career goals. In addition to undertaking historical research, writing and editing, the Naval History and Heritage Command operates the Navy Department Library and the National Museum of the United States Navy and maintains collections of naval archives, photographs, artifacts, and art. Internships are available in all of these areas. The Command is located in the Washington Navy Yard, 805 Kidder Breese Street SE, Washington, D.C.
Curator, registrar and education internships at the Naval War College Museum, Newport, RI and curator, registrar, education and publicity internships at the Great Lakes Naval Museum, IL, are now available.
The command has opportunities for students wanting experience in archival work, historical research and writing, library science (reference or technical service), collections management, photographic archives, conservation (of recovered submerged artifacts), art curation, museum education, museum publicity and museum curation.
ResponsibilitiesEach intern receives orientation on his/her branch's functions and those of the Command. The intern will assist her/his branch in its daily operations. In addition, she/he will be responsible for completing an individual project which contributes to the Command's work. Interns work with an experienced professional member of the Command's staff who, in conjunction with the intern, will plan the project. The staff also will provide supervision, instruction, and evaluation.
RequirementsWe do not expect knowledge of US naval history. Interns work on a particular project under the supervision of an established professional in the field. Versatility and self-motivation are useful attributes of applicants. This is an excellent internship for those wanting explore career possibilities, or to gain experience in the field they intend to work.
Please submit electronically the application form from www.history.navy.mil, an academic letter of reference, an academic writing sample of 1,000 words, and an unofficial transcript.