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U.S. Department of Education
Opportunity with the Peace Corps!
The Peace Corps is offering internships in their Department of External Affairs. Please see the attached flyer for more information. As always, if this opportunity does not apply to you, please send it to others who may benefit.

Virtual Training Session: Recent Graduates Seeking Federal Jos!
Staff from the Recruitment Policy at OPM is offering free virtual training sessions for students and recent graduates seeking jobs with the Federal government.  Please see attached.

More Federal Agency Opportunities for HBCU Students!
National Endowment for the Humanities
Below is the link to the internship opportunity available in the Office of Federal/State Partnership at NEH. Here is the main link to all of NEH’s internship opportunities listed by Office/Division:
U.S. Department of Energy
The Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School (NFUSS) is a six-week course, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), designed to provide undergraduate students with comprehensive, experimental, hands-on training in topics essential to nuclear forensics. This program will be held June 11 to July 20, 2018, at the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City. Through laboratory experiments and complementary lectures, students are introduced to the practice and technical aspects of nuclear forensic science. The program will also include a field trip to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
Nuclear forensics involves examining materials recovered from radiological and nuclear events of an illicit or hostile nature in order to determine their character and origin. Nuclear forensics conclusions, combined with information from law enforcement investigation and intelligence, help identify those responsible for planned and actual attacks.
Application deadline:February 28, 2018
Reference received deadline: March 9, 2018
Candidates notified of selection:March 1-30, 2018 
Program dates:June 11 to July 20, 2018
Field trip to Oak Ridge National Laboratory:Tentative date of July 11, 2018
Appalachian Regional Commission
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation/HBCU Library Alliance Summer 2018 Library Opportunity!
Greetings Colleagues,
Exciting news!!!! The Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, in partnership with the HBCU Library Alliance, has received funding to coordinate five fully-funded, eight-week summer internships in library and archives preservation in 2018 at five nationally recognized library preservation/conservation laboratories.
Interns will receive a cost-of-living stipend, funds for travel, and assistance arranging travel and housing accommodations. Summer internships will take place between June 1 and August 15, 2018, with exact dates to be decided upon by the intern and their host site.
HBCU Library Alliance members in good standing are eligible to participate in this program. Your assistance is needed to widely promote the program, identify strong undergraduate students and encourage applications for this dynamic opportunity. I know you agree with me that the stronger the applicant pool, the more likely our success so that we can continue this internship in the years to come. Follow this link to share this messaging and photos with your colleagues.
Thanks to Board member Debbie Hess-Norris, University of Delaware, for securing this funding. Thanks also to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the University of Delaware College of Arts and Science, the Department of Art Conservation at the University of Delaware, and the Winterthur Museum Garden and Library (DE) for funding this internship project.
About the Internship
HBCU undergraduate students interested in the humanities, arts, and sciences will have the opportunity to learn and practice hands-on library preservation skills during this full-time, eight week internship under the mentorship of professional conservators and library staff at a host site. Successful internship candidates will demonstrate a strong interest in libraries and archives and an attention to detail, as well as interest and academic success in history, the arts, and/or the sciences. Interns will work on a range of possible projects, including:
  • surveying the condition of library collection materials;
  • conservation stabilization and treatment of historical documents, such as humidification and flattening, surface cleaning, and mending tears;
  • historical research;
  • digitization projects;
  • environmental monitoring; and/or
  • constructing custom storage enclosures for fragile archival materials.
Interns will then use their new expertise to implement a library preservation project designed in collaboration with their mentor and their home institution’s library staff, building on the success of their summer experiences with an opportunity to perform meaningful work preserving significant HBCU library collections at their institution.
Participating Host Sites
The five (5) participating host sites are:
American Philosophical Society Library The American Philosophical Society Library is a national center for research in the history of the sciences, early American history, and Native American ethnography and linguistics. The Conservation Department provides complete collection care, ranging from preventive care to single-item treatment, for all books, manuscripts, photographs, and works on paper and parchment held by the Library – numbering 350,000 bound volumes , 13 million manuscript pages, and 250,000 images.

Duke University Libraries, Durham, NC Duke University Libraries (DUL) is committed to diversity in its patron communities, services, collections, staff and spaces. One of its guiding principles is to build, maintain, and provide access to an international and multilingual collection, representing the broadest possible spectrum of cultures, ideas, and information. Significant collections include the University Archives, the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture, the Human Rights Archives, and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History & Culture. The core mission of the Conservation Services Department is to ensure that library materials can be used by patrons both now and in the future.

The Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX The Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Its extensive collections provide unique insight into the creative process of writers and artists, deepening our understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts.  The Center’s Preservation and Conservation Division provides a full range of preventive and conservation treatment options for the long-term care of its collections. 

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, Wilmington, DE Winterthur Library collections promote the interdisciplinary study of American material culture, including art, architecture, decorative arts, and everyday life, dating from colonial times into the twentieth century. Its resources include printed books and serials; trade and auction catalogs; manuscripts, diaries, letter books, and family papers of artists, craftspeople, and merchants; design and architectural drawings; historic photographs; printed ephemera; a large collections of modern photographs; and institutional archives.  Winterthur’s Library Conservation Lab is located within a larger Conservation Department with additional specialties in paintings, textiles, objects, furniture, works of art on paper, and scientific research and analytics.

Yale University Library, New Haven, CT The Gates Conservation Laboratory at the Yale University Library opened in the fall of 2015 and is home to the conservation and exhibitions services program for the Yale Library’s collection of 14 million books, manuscripts, archival documents, photographs and artifacts, held in 16 libraries or collections on campus.  The lab is staffed by a team of four conservators, four technicians, and one exhibits program manager, who provide expertise in book, parchment, paper and photograph conservation for both circulating materials and rare, special collections.  The collections of the Library, especially those of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, document much of the human record, from Egyptian papyri to early Civil War photographs, and archives of writers, artists, and musicians of the Harlem Renaissance to those of student organizations on the Yale campus.
To Apply
Undergraduate students must return the following required materials as a single PDF to Sandra Pheonix at no later than Monday, February 19th.
  • Cover letter and statement of interest to include your two top selections for a host site (not more than 2 pages);
  • Resume/CV (not more than 2 pages);
  • Unofficial transcript, listing courses taken;
  • A letter of recommendation from your college or university’s Library Director or designee; and
  • A second letter of recommendation from a mentor, professor, or employer.
Undergraduate students will be selected by a panel which includes HBCU Library Alliance Board Chair Monika Rhue, Johnson C. Smith University (NC); Board member Dr. Tasha Lucas-Youmans, Bethune-Cookman University (FL); Project PI Dr. Melissa Tedone, Associate Conservator at the Winterthur Museum Garden and Library (DE); an intern supervisor from one of the host sites; and me.This is an exciting opportunity to expose HBCU students to library preservation/conservation at national sites and to expose these sites to the talent, skills and knowledge of our distinguished HBCU students.
Contact Sandra Phoenix at:  with your questions or if you need additional information. 
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Smithsonian Institution Undergraduate Conservation Internships for Summer 2018
Smithsonian Institution Undergraduate Conservation Internships for Summer 2018
Smithsonian Institution Undergraduate Conservation Internships for Summer 2018
The Smithsonian Institution is pleased to announce conservation internship opportunities for the
Summer 2018 10-week session June 4 – August 10.
This internship program will provide an introduction to museum conservation. This program is
offered to students to increase participation of groups who are currently underrepresented in the
museum field and visual arts organizations are especially encouraged to apply.
A conservator’s work involves the preservation of collections, including documentation, treatment,
and research. Conservators have academic backgrounds in the arts, sciences or social sciences and
attain a professional graduate degree in conservation. For more information about the field see:
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC): About Conservation.

•  Gain multi-disciplinary experiences in the conservation of objects, paintings, textiles,
paper, time-based media, and/or other materials.
•  Exposure to the most advanced technology in the field of museum conservation.
•  Attend weekly intern seminars (10 total) curated by institutional experts on art,
conservation, and diversity issues to ensure that interns receive educational experiences for
museum conservation practices, industry standards, and educational requirements.
•  Learning experiences through opportunities to co-work and through connecting with peers.
WHO SHOULD APPLY: Currently enrolled undergraduates or recent degree holders from HBCUs, colleges and universities, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, with coursework in the sciences
(chemistry, biology, physics, engineering, forensic science); or arts and humanities (studio arts,
art history, history, anthropology); and skills such as photography/imaging; or various crafts that
might be applicable/useful in a museum conservation setting, and an interest in the conservation of
cultural heritage are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
INTERNSHIP LOCATIONS: Placements will be made in Conservation Departments at the: Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute, National Museum of American Indian, National Museum of American History, Freer-Sackler Galleries of Art, National Museum of Natural History, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The 10- week internships will commence June 4th and end August 10th.  They will be full-time (40 hrs/week) and carry a stipend ($600 per week for 10 weeks). Travel allowance and housing arrangement support may be included.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Midnight (EST), March 15, 2018 for all materials including letters of reference.
Application Procedure: Applicants must register and submit an online application via the
Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment system (SOLAA). After registering, sign onto the SOLAA
system. At the top of the screen, select “Start your Application”; Select “Internship” and
“Smithsonian Institution Undergraduate Conservation Program” from the drop-down program lists.
Within the application you will identify which Smithsonian Unit(s) you are interested in joining
for the conservation internship.
Application requirements via SOLAA
• An essay addressing the following (no more than three pages total):
  o  A statement of your interest in an internship at the desired Smithsonian Conservation Unit and what you hope to gain from the experience. Please state how you found out about the internship.
  o  Please discuss the impact that a funded internship would have on you and your education.
  o  Provide a short biography describing your background, personal history, interests and
major/minor (if declared).
• Curriculum Vitae or Resume
• Undergraduate transcripts (unofficial)
• Names and email address of two professional references (1 must be academic)
Smithsonian Institution Undergraduate Conservation Internship Program Administrator
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture
PO Box 37012, MRC 1401
Washington D.C., 20013-7012


National #SchoolChoice Week 2018: Recognizing the Diverse Career Goals And Academic Needs of Students
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