Several great (fascinating!) internship opportunities described below–all are in Annapolis, MD. Don’t hesitate to apply for the historical ones, just so long as you are actually interested in the history you will be working on! Also, the conservation and cataloging internships would be great for anyone interested in museum work and librarianship.
Here’s a great summer internship opportunity at the Maryland Humanities Council; also see the link to the Sondheim Nonprofit Leadership Program (which would provide a $3000 stipend and networking opportunities in the nonprofit sector).
They are looking for someone to help with PR, marketing, grant-writing, and the like. Internship is in Baltimore, 10 weeks between June and early August.
Loyola is hosting its 27th annual Career Fair on Monday, February 3rd from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm in Reitz Arena. We have 50 employers registered. The event is open to all undergraduate and graduate students and alumni. We have some employers traveling to Baltimore from out of state and they are looking forward to a strong student turnout, so please encourage all of your classes to attend.
The list of attending employers is available online at https://loyola.experience.com/stu/cf_registered_employers?fhnd=6567.
Here’s an interesting idea: instead of internships, have students work for 6 months in a “cooperative employment” arrangement before graduation. The university arranges the employment; students get paid. In some ways, the EN internship program is moving in this direction for many of the reasons the author mentions, but I’m not sure if we’d want to go as far as Drexel does. The article is written by Drexel’s president–so, beware the biased source. However, the comments following the article provide some critique/balance.
“Put Undergraduates to Work, For Their Own Good” (Chronicle of Higher Ed, 1/21/14):
- Basically: they’d be working one day a week with me at Technical.ly Baltimore, doing coverage of the local tech scene. (It’s not all startup news stuff; they’d be going to events, doing phone calls on civic tech — which might mean talking to the city — plus other tasks.)
- Ideally, they could commit to working between 2 and 6 hours with me one day a week, plus some additional time of 4 hours another day a week where they could work remotely and/or be sent out on assignments that I’d give them.
- They can also expect to work remotely with Chris Wink, the editor of Technical.ly Baltimore (and the cofounder of Technical.ly Media, which runs sister sites in Philly and Brooklyn). That isn’t in addition to the above hours, but Chris will be the one editing any stories they write for us.
- The length of the internship: ASAP (or beginning of February) through the end of April (or just before their finals week kicks in). They need not have journalism experience prior to this, although it would certainly help.
- On Technical.ly Baltimore, we cover, generally, how technology is changing Baltimore city. This means what tech startups are doing, but it also means covering the city subpoenaing ridesharing startups, tablet usage in schools in poorer neighborhoods, and couples that build their own drones and take photos. (Our 2013 wrap-up gives a good overview of what we cover.)
Regarding the one day they’d be working with me: We’d be working at the Betamore incubator in Federal Hill, which is directly across the street from Cross Street Market. We couldn’t compensate them for parking fees if they’re compelled to drive, but there is a Charm City Circulator stop right at Cross Street Market, and they can pick up the Circulator at Penn Station.