Military History Researcher

Internship Title: Military History Researcher

Supervising Division/Department/Site: History Programs Division/Military Sites Program

Semester Internship is Available:  Spring/Summer/Fall

Work Location Address: 105 W. 16th St. Austin, TX  78701

Duration:  Semester based

Hours/Week:  As long as needed to complete individual projects; this work can be undertaken remotely

Travel Required:  No   

 

INTERNSHIP JOB DESCRIPTION:

The intern will work in the Military Sites Program in the History Programs Division, under the direct supervision of the Military Sites Program Coordinator, to research and collect information on subjects relevant to the Texas centennial of the First World War. This includes (but is not limited to) war mobilization and industry, the Home Front, military units and Texas military personnel, monument and historical marker sites, and centennial efforts currently underway at national, state, and local level.

The intern may also work on projects as assigned, such as digitization and writing projects, surveys of historical sites and resources, and WWI database maintenance.

Complies with all agency Internship Program policies and procedures.

 

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

  • Conduct original historical research
  • Review and analyze historical research
  • Digitize files and records
  • Enter informaton into a database
  • Write and edit WWI-related content
  • Assist with oral history interviews with family members

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Research, organization, and communication skills; ability to analyze and condense information; editing experience with Google maps and database management is helpful.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Applications will be accepted from currently-enrolled undergraduate or graduate students. Recent graduates (within one year of graduation) will also be considered.

Coursework in history or related field, interest in military history, and experience with original historical research is preferred. Applicants should have knowledge of Texas history and geography, and should be skilled in a variety of computer programs and systems. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Access and Word is preferred.  

 

REMARKS (Application procedure, Special requirements): Applications must be submitted on the Texas Historical Commission’s Internship Application available on the web at www.thc.texas.gov.  Please mail applications to P.O. Box 12276, Austin, Texas 78711 or deliver them in person at 1700 N. Congress Avenue, Suite B-65, Austin, Texas.  A resume and current transcript must be submitted with your application.  Resumes cannot be submitted in lieu of applications.  Applications will be reviewed, and top applicants will be contacted for interviews.  After a qualified person has been chosen for the specified internship, letters will be mailed to all interviewed applicants letting them know that the position has been filled. Disability access for application submission, testing and interview accommodations can be provided upon reasonable notice.

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY                                                                                           

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER