The Army Historical Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the United States Army, is offering summer internships for undergraduates and graduate students at its headquarters office in Arlington, VA. Interns will work as assistant historians under the direction of the Foundation’s chief historian.
Intern responsibilities will include:
- Researching and answering historical inquiries using the Foundation’s library, online sources, the U.S. Army Center of Military History, National Archives, Library of Congress, and the U.S. Army Military History Institute. Interns may also be called upon to provide research support for staff of the National Museum of the United States Army Capital Campaign.
- Writing and editing articles for the Foundation’s quarterly magazine, On Point. In addition, interns will conduct photo research for images to be used in the magazine.
- Updating the Foundation’s website (www.armyhistory.org)—adding new links and information, updating weekly content.
- Maintaining the Foundation’s library, historical research files, and archives.
- Assist with Foundation programs—Distinguished Writing Awards, Annual Meeting, staff rides.
In addition to these duties, interns will have opportunities to learn about nonprofit administration and fundraising.
Prospective interns should be majoring in History and possess solid research, writing, communication, and computer skills. Knowledge of U.S. Army history and organization is a plus, but not necessary.
This is an unpaid internship. Interns will work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Interns are encouraged to use public transportation; reimbursement is provided for use of Metro. In addition, reimbursement is provided for costs associated with research trips to National Archives and other facilities.
Anyone interested in applying for an Army Historical Foundation internship should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (if available) to Mr. Matthew J. Seelinger, Chief Historian. Letters and resumes can be e-mailed to matt.seelinger[at]armyhistory(dot)[org], by fax (703) 522-7929, or by regular mail, Army Historical Foundation,1775 Liberty Drive, Suite 400 Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060. For questions, you may also contact Mr. Seelinger at (703) 522-7901, x4166.