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William Jewell College - Liberty, MO
William Jewell College - Liberty, MO
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William Jewell Collge Journey Grant

History

Journey Grants offer endless opportunities for education-enriching experiences. Here are a few opportunities for history majors. Consult with your faculty advisor for more suggestions. Visit the Jewell Journey Grants page to complete an online application.

Overseas Study
The value of overseas study for history students is without question. William Jewell offers a number of options for a semester or a year abroad. More detailed information can be found in the Overseas Study Office in Greene Hall. The History Department encourages any and all of its students who can afford it to take advantage of these programs, including:

Summer programs for overseas study might fit someone’s needs and resources better than the longer programs abroad. Other colleges and universities often offer summer study programs that would allow a student to have a quality learning experience and transfer credit back to Jewell.

  • The Oxford International Summer School is an intensive program taught at graduate level. Students attend daily lectures, followed by small group seminars. Participants in these programs usually have a university degree, or a minimum of two years at a university. These summer programs are not accredited, but those seeking credit at their home institution will receive a ‘Detailed Certificate’ which details contact hours (for plenary sessions and workshops), grades achieved and private study hours.
  • History, Politics & Society Summer School
    Providing insight into issues and events that have influenced the contemporary world. Seminar topics include British politics and society, the contemporary Middle East, the European Union, globalization, human rights, international development, post-communist Europe and warfare in the modern world.

For those interested in ancient Greece: the summer program of College Year in Athens and ancient Rome: the 2-3 week academic study tours organized each summer by the Vergilian Society and led by university professors. These tours change each summer.

Study at another American college or university
You might want to take a semester at another institution that offers a special program or is home to a particular scholar. Here is an example, the Gettysburg Semester: Since 1998 Gettysburg College has been offering the most unusual study away semester of them all - the Gettysburg Semester. Every fall Gettysburg welcomes a select group of undergraduates to a total-immersion semester in Civil War studies. Gettysburg Semester students take two core seminars devoted to the cutting-edge in Civil War scholarship, plus one course from Gettysburg’s Civil War Era Studies program. Alongside this, Gettysburg Semester students involve themselves in internships with the Civil War-related agencies all around us. And Gettysburg Semester students live through their semester in our Civil War theme residence, The Appleford, on the Gettysburg campus, with voice-mail and computer connections, microwave/refrigerator units, and access to all of the college’s library and recreational resources.                       

Internships
Students who are interested in a more hands-on learning experience might want to journey to a museum, national park, archive, historic site, archeological dig or other internship program. Here are some possibilities; many are highly competitive:

  • National World War II Museum, New Orleans, LA
    Currently, the Museum offers a limited number of unpaid internships each semester to qualified college juniors, seniors and graduate students. Learn more about the Museum’s internship program and its guidelines.
  • The Smithsonian Institution
    The Smithsonian and its various components all offer internship programs. These are very competitive but offer an unparalleled opportunity. The programs in Washington, D.C., of particular interest to historians and art historians would be at these museums: African Art, Air and Space, American History, American Indian, Holocaust Memorial, National Art Museum. (general descriptions by alphabetical order or by subject)
  • The National Archives and Records Administration
    The National Archives offers a number of programs in the Washington, D.C., area but also maintains the various presidential libraries around the country, such as the Dwight Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kan., or the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, N.Y. Email Internships AT nara DOT gov.
  • The National Park Service
    There are thousands of opportunities for high school, college, and graduate school students to work with the National Park Service. Many of these jobs are filled at the park level, so contact the park that interests you, but others are advertised and recruited nationally by the National Park Service or in partnership with several national organizations.
  • Student Educational Employment Program
    High school, vocational and technical, associate degrees, bachelor's degrees, graduate degrees and professional degree students.
    Year-round or summer
    Interest areas: All
    Contact: NPS/Office of HR, Ella Drummond, (202) 354-1996
  • Historic Preservation Training Internships
    Undergraduate and graduate students
    Year-round or summer
    Interest areas: historians, archeologists, architects, curators, planners, and archivists
    Partner: National Council for Preservation Education
    Contact: NPS/Heritage Preservation Services, Guy Lapsley, (202) 354-2025 or e-mail us
  • Cultural Resources Diversity Internships
    Diverse undergraduate and graduate students
    Summer
    Interest areas: historic preservation and cultural resources
    Stipend: $225/week plus housing allowance
    Partner: Student Conservation Association
    Contact: NPS/Cultural Resources Diversity Program, Paloma Bolasny, Internship Coordinator, (202) 354-2174 or e-mail us
  • Historic Sites and Structures Documentation Internships
    Undergraduate or graduate students
    Summer
    On-site field work and preparation of measured and interpretive drawings and written historical reports
    Interest areas: architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, history
    Stipend: $6,000-$11,000
    Contact: NPS/Heritage Documentation Programs, Judy Davis, Summer Program Administrator, (202) 354-2135 or e-mail us
  • Maritime Documentation Internship
    Undergraduate or graduate students
    Summer
    On-site field work and preparation of measured and interpretive drawings and written historical reports
    Interest areas architecture, engineering, or history, maritime preservation
    Stipend: $6,000
    Partner: Council of American Maritime Museums
    NPS Office: NPS/Historic American Engineering Record, Todd Croteau, Internship Coordinator, (202) 354-2167 or e-mail us 
  • State and Local Institutions
    Most state historical societies and archives also offer occasional opportunities for students. Private institutions, such as the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, may also offer internships. Students are free to explore their interests and, subject to faculty approval, can stretch their wings and minds in other places.
 

 

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