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Nabb Research Center Student Resources - Internships

* Internship Opportunities

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Background

The Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture is an archives, library, exhibit source, publication center and learning lab dedicated to preserving and facilitating research on one of the country's most important regions: the Delmarva Peninsula, America's earliest Ellis Island. Its mission is to cultivate and sustain the advancement of scholarly research through collecting, preserving, disseminating and providing access to records and artifacts which illustrate the rich historical and cultural heritage of the greater Delmarva region.

The Edward H. Nabb Research Center houses an extensive collection of original artifacts, documents, photographs, maps, and survey records from the colonial era through the present day. Its collection includes all media formats (paper, electronic, film, objects, analog and digital formats of audio/video, etc.). It contains over 4,000 volumes on the history of the Chesapeake region and more than 2,000 reels of microfilm of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia newspapers, census, land, court and church records.

Among its notable collections one can find early narratives from explorers who sailed along Delmarva's coast, a rare 1790 surveyors compass crafted by Goldssmith Chandlee sought by museums nationally, first-hand accounts and letters of Clara Gunby's Civil War memoirs, a collection of slave narratives and a rich folklore collection documenting the customs, traditions and beliefs of the people of Delmarva.




* Public Pelations internship

Objective

The Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University seeks nominations for a public relations internship. This internship offers an exciting opportunity to gain professional level experience in public relations and media communications.

Duties

Working with and reporting to the Reading Room Coordinator and Director, the primary duties are researching, writing, editing and distributing press announcements and web content. The intern will also write and edit materials for events, meetings and outreach activities, assist in obtaining media coverage and maintain the editorial calendar.

As a member of the staff, the Public Relations Intern is expected to participate in staff meetings. Weekly journal entries are also required.

Selection Criteria

To be eligible, candidates must possess a gpa of 3.0 or higher. Interns must commit to 10 hours per week during the working hours of the 8:30 to 5pm Monday - Friday. Preference will be given to candidates majoring in English or Communication Arts or with previous experience in cultural institutions or public relations.

Qualified candidates must possess excellent writing, editing, proofreading skills; be proficient in Microsoft Office applications; possess the ability to work both independently and collaboratively; the ability to manage projects and meet deadlines; experience in setting priorities, be friendly and possess excellent interpersonal skills.


* Archival internship

Objective The Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University seeks nominations for an archival internship designed to provide paraprofessional experience in a cultural institution under a professional Archivist. The internship provides an excellent opportunity to explore a career in cultural institutions.

Duties

Reporting to the University Archivist, the primary duties are processing and collection management. The Archive Intern will be responsible for arranging and describing collections, preparing finding aids, digitizing photographs, creating electronic catalog records of collections, photographs and artifacts. The position may also assist in accessioning, preservation, planning and other activities.

As a member of the staff, the Archive Intern is expected to participate in staff meetings. Weekly journal entries are also required.

Selection Criteria

To be eligible, candidates must possess a gpa of 3.0 or higher. Interns must commit to 10 hours per week during the working hours of the 8:30 to 5pm Monday - Wednesday and Fridays. Preference will be given to candidates majoring in history and anthropology or with previous experience in cultural institutions.

Qualified candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications; possess the ability to work both independently and collaboratively; the ability to manage projects and meet deadlines; experience in setting priorities, the ability to lift 40 lbs and possess excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational skills.


* Education internship

Objective

The Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University seeks nominations for an education internship. Working closely with experienced professional educators the intern will design and develop educational programs for the university community. The internship also serves to expand the applicants' knowledge about the field of museum education and provide guidance for professional development.

Duties

Reporting to the Reading Room Coordinator, the primary duties are developing educational programs and enhance existing offerings by taking full advantage of the Nabb's archival and library resources. The intern will identify relevant resource materials, create resource lists, and organize information for use by the Salisbury University faculty. The intern will also collaborate with staff to publicize the educational programs and offerings.

As a member of the staff, the Education Intern is expected to participate in staff meetings. Weekly journal entries are also required.

Selection Criteria

To be eligible, candidates must possess a gpa of 3.0 or higher. Interns must commit to 10 hours per week during the working hours of the 8:30 to 5pm Monday - Friday. Preference will be given to candidates majoring in education or history or with previous experience in cultural institutions.

Qualified candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications; possess the ability to work both independently and collaboratively; the ability to manage projects and meet deadlines; experience in setting priorities, be friendly and possess excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational skills.


* Exhibit Design internship

Objective

The Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University seeks nominations for an exhibit design internship. The intern will assist in researching, planning and installing an exhibit for the Nabb Research Center.

Duties

The Exhibit Design Intern contributes to a safe environment by using appropriate materials, equipment, and methods to display archival material. Working with our Exhibit Manager, the intern will plan and coordinate key aspects of the exhibit, such as planning major visuals, colors, and formats, collaborate with subject matter experts regarding exhibit needs and create supporting materials for the exhibit.

The intern may also be asked to conduct research pertaining to works slated for exhibit, obtain information for proposed exhibits and work with our Exhibit Manager on long-range exhibition planning issues.

As a member of the staff, the Exhibit Designer Intern is expected to participate in staff meetings and maintain an exhibit calendar. Weekly journal entries are also required.

Selection Criteria

To be eligible, candidates must possess a gpa of 3.0 or higher. Interns must commit to 10 hours per week during the working hours of the 8:30 to 5pm Monday - Friday. Preference will be given to candidates majoring in history, art history or related majors.

Qualified candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications; graphics applications; possess the ability to work both independently and collaboratively; the ability to manage projects and meet deadlines; experience in setting priorities, the ability to lift 40 lbs and possess excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational skills.


* Applications

Interested parties are invited to submit a resume, letter of introduction and one letter of recommendation to:

Attn: Internship Committee
Edward H. Nabb Research Center
Salisbury University
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801

Students may also email RCDHAC@salisbury.edu indicating the internship in which you are interested in the subject line.




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