Nixon Library Paid Summer Internship

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum (www.nixonlibrary.gov), a nonpartisan federal institution operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, is seeking talented and energetic undergraduate students to work as paid interns from June 6, 2011, to August 12, 2011.

The application deadline is March 25, 2011.

Interns will assist with substantial and meaningful projects, such as researching the Nixon administration, assisting with an academic conference on the life and times of President Nixon, developing educational resources, and creating content for our web site and museum exhibitions. Interns will participate in discussions with experts in fields such as the Cold War, espionage, presidential history, domestic policy, and museum administration and take part in seminars and other learning opportunities throughout the summer. Interns will contribute to the work of a major national center for the study of the presidency, American history, and the Nixon era.

We are seeking driven candidates with a demonstrated record of accomplishment. In choosing interns, we are not guided by an applicants’ major field of study but by their commitment to serious and impartial inquiry, their passion for public service, and their interest in the work of a nonpartisan institution. We welcome applications from students majoring not only in history, political science, and international relations but also in other fields such as business, education, marketing, public history, museum studies, Asian studies, African-American studies, economics, journalism, and communications (particularly new media). Familiarity with research using electronic databases such as ProQuest, JSTOR, and EBSCOHost is welcome. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be able to pass a basic background check.

To apply, please send a current resume, one or two letters of recommendation, a current transcript (a photocopy or other informal version is acceptable), and a cover letter explaining why you would like to be an intern at the Nixon Library to:

Dr. Timothy Naftali
Director, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

You may also email the application to NixonEducation@nara.gov.

Applications must be postmarked or emailed no later than March 25. Late applications will not be considered. Finalists will be interviewed in person or by telephone. Please direct any questions to Mindy Farmer, program coordinator, at mindy.farmer at nara.gov.

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