CHS Summer Internship in Washington
The Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) Summer Internship Program offers students the opportunity to work in Washington, D.C. on projects related to Publications and Fellowships and Curricular Development (FCD) from May 31-July 31, 2013.
Interns will work approximately 245 hours over the course of the summer and receive $12.00 per hour. The work schedule is relatively flexible and provides ample opportunity to see Washington, D.C.
Dates: May 31 – July 31, 2013
Application deadline: February 1, 2013.
Publications interns will learn about and contribute to the process of online and print publication of scholarly resources in Hellenic studies, including style tagging with word processors, creating, editing, and validating XML documents, proofreading publications, and posting them to the CHS website. No prior knowledge of these technologies is required, only the desire to learn them.
Interns will use Mac OS X and Microsoft Office. Interns will also learn and work with Adobe Acrobat Pro, Google Documents, Open Office, oXygen, a standard WYSIWYG HTML editor, and web-based programs and sites such as Sakai.
Fellowships and Curricular Development (FCD) Internships
FCD interns will assist the FCD team with preparations for seminars and conferences. Duties will include, for example, corresponding with participants, entering data, photocopying and scanning, operating video recording equipment and editing videos, and assisting with logistical arrangements and hospitality. Interns will help prepare materials for the fall Sunoikisis courses and are welcome to participate in the planning seminars that will take place from June 8-17. Interns may contribute to other FCD projects, including digitizing archives, and they may occasionally work on various tasks in the library. Interns typically work 30 hours/week but can expect to work more hours during conferences.
Interns will use Mac OS X and Microsoft Office. Interns will also learn and work withAdobe Acrobat Pro, Final Cut Pro, Google Documents, Open Office, and web-based programs and sites such as Sakai and WordPress.
- The CHS will provide MacBooks with all the necessary software for interns to use during their time at the CHS.
- The CHS will provide housing on-campus. Units are fully furnished and equipped with all necessary housing items such as eating utensils, cookware, and linens.
- The CHS will provide the summer interns with lunch on weekdays, excluding holidays.
- Interns will be responsible for the costs of transportation to and from Washington, D.C., meals (besides lunches on weekdays) and incidentals.
Students interested in applying should
- complete the online application,
- include in the application contact information for two references,* and
- upload a transcript, cover letter, and résumé.**
*We ask that you provide us with the contact information for two faculty members who can speak to your academic work and evaluate your plans for participating in the internship program. If you cannot supply the contact information for two faculty members, please provide information for high school teachers, employers, or mentors who know you well. We will contact them directly about their recommendations.
**Application attachments MUST be in PDF format or they will not go through the system.
Once the CHS receives a completed application, the staff will contact references directly for recommendations. Consequently, applicants should identify references who know them well and can comment specifically about their academic records, their capacity to carry out the responsibilities listed above, and their ability to work effectively and cooperatively with other interns, the staff at the center, and the scholars who will participate in the various seminars and conferences. Applicants should inform their references that the CHS will contact them for recommendation letters.
The CHS staff will contact finalists for a phone interview.
Concentrators from any field may apply. Knowledge of either ancient or modern Greek is welcome and especially helpful for publications work but not required. No prior experience is necessary for this internship.
Students who have participated in CHS programs in the past are still eligible to apply. However, students who have never had a CHS internship will have priority.
NOTE: If you are currently an academic-year CHS FCD intern, you are ineligible to apply.