Hill Museum & Manuscript Library The Irma Wyman Internships for Students of the College of Saint Benedict 2018, USA


Deadline:

December 01, 2017


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The Irma Wyman Internships for Students of the College of Saint Benedict

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) provides undergraduate women at the College of Saint Benedict a unique opportunity by offering two summer internships in development and in educational programs/outreach. The interns learn about working in development or educational programs/outreach at a not-for-profit organization while learning about the library and how it functions. These internships are made possible through the generosity of Irma Wyman.
Interns are paid for a ten-week summer internship. Working hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. 
The Irma Wyman Internship in Development 
This internship in Development provides opportunities for learning the theory and practice of fundraising for a not-for-profit organization. The mission of the HMML Development Office is to seek financial resources to support HMML’s work of preservation, research and education. This is accomplished broadly by initiatives such as making appeals for HMML’s Annual Fund and Endowment. The intern will experience first hand the funding challenges faced by HMML comparable organizations and play a part in designing a strategy to meet fundraising targets. The intern will not directly solicit funds for HMML.
The intern’s entire learning experience will take place within the context of HMML. She may:

  • be involved in accessing a donor’s past giving record (note: all donors and associated financial data will be held in strict confidence)
  • research and compile data on corporate foundations
  • accompany development officers on visits to HMML donors
  • assist in the design and maintenance of campaign records
  • undertake other duties as assigned.

Requirements

The applicant must be a junior or senior student at CSB majoring in any field of study. She must be comfortable using basic spreadsheets, word processing and database tools. Skills in data collection and analysis are preferred; the internship require extensive internet-based research. In all tasks, the intern is expected to exercise a high degree of self-sufficiency and motivation.
The Irma Wyman Internship in Educational Programs/Outreach 
The internship in Educational Programs/Outreach provides a variety of experiences in implementing, developing, and practicing outreach materials and tasks. These include event programming and educational activities that disseminate knowledge of the work of HMML to the general public. The program reaches out to all types of public audiences with a special focus on schools and school curricula (including undergraduate education). The goal of outreach efforts is to give adults and students a positive learning experience about manuscripts and other topics related to HMML's collections and work. The actual projects during any individual internship vary according to current HMML needs.
The intern’s entire learning experience will take place within the context of HMML. She may:

  • help manage and supplement the educational resources maintained by HMML by adding database records of images and objects, creating or enhancing curricular materials, or producing educational resources for HMML's digital platforms
  • work with HMML's rare books, artifacts, print collection, exhibition supplies, or outreach materials
  • help with researching, planning, writing text for, and assembling upcoming exhibitions at HMML or prepared by HMML for exhibition off-site 
  • be trained to lead tours of HMML and its exhibitions
  • be asked to undertake other duties as assigned

Requirements

The applicant must be a junior or senior student at CSB majoring in any field of study. She must be comfortable using basic spreadsheets, word processing and database tools. A prior knowledge of relevant history is recommended, as is a willingness to learn about manuscripts. The applicant must be comfortable with meeting visitors and speaking before groups. She must be able to perform basic research at the undergraduate level. The intern will be expected to use HMML's digital resources and other standard tools of research. In all tasks, the intern is expected to exercise a high degree of self-sufficiency and motivation.

Applications:

Applications must be submitted by December 1.
Applicants are asked to provide:

  • a letter of application specifying which internship they are applying for, their enrollment status at CSB, and relevant educational or work experience
  • an updated resume

Please send all materials as email attachments to: internships@hmml.org, with "Wyman Internship" in the subject line. Questions about the Internships may be sent to the same address.

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October 18, 2017
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