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2017 Internship Opportunities
Elkhorn Valley Museum in Nebraska

Collections Project Intern

The Elkhorn Valley Museum (EVM) seeks a summer intern for 10 weeks during May - August 2017. This collections internship will give the intern extensive experience working with the artifact collection and contributing to an exciting collections management and care project. In addition to gaining experience with collections work, the intern will learn about daily operations at a small regional museum. About 75% of the internship will be working on the collections project, and the remaining 25% will be spent on museum activities and outreach relating to the collection.


Built in 1997, the Elkhorn Valley Museum is a regional history museum in the largest city in Northeast Nebraska. EVM’s artifact collection documents the history of the region and includes a variety of items including textiles, furniture, agricultural implements, housewares, and military artifacts. EVM is also home to the Johnny Carson Gallery and the Johnny Carson collection.

Internship Duties:

  • Catalog artifacts using PastPerfect
  • Photograph artifacts and upload images to PastPerfect
  • Conduct research on Artifacts and add the information to the catalog
  • Rehouse artifacts using museum best practices
  • Clean artifacts using museum best practices
  • Assist the Collections Project Manager as needed
  • Attend and present at monthly artifact committee meetings
  • Staff the front desk and open and close the museum as needed
  • Participate in Museum programs and events,including July 4th’s Old-Time Independence Day Picnic
  • Develop ways to share the collection with the public
    Possibilities include:
    • Contributing to Social Media
    • Curating small exhibits
    • Contributing to EVM’s newsletter

Internship Length and Dates

  • 10 weeks, 40 hours/week
  • Flexible start and end date
  • Flexible workweek is regularly Tuesday through Saturday, may include occasional nights
  • July 4th will be a work day

Housing Options

  • Rental housing may be available at Northeast Community College dorms
  • A bedroom with a friend of the museum may be available for rent, if desired
  • Check local classifieds for apartment listings


  • Coursework in museum studies
  • Strong interest in late 19th and 20th century American history
  • Knowledge of museum object handling best practices
  • Ability to independently and accurately identify objects
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong sense of curiosity
  • Strong writing skills, good grammar, high attention to detail
  • Experience and high comfort level working with museum collections preferred
  • Experience with PastPerfect preferred
  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an undergraduate program in history, museum studies, or related field.Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a graduate program in museum studies, material culture, or related field preferred.


  • $11 per hour

Please send cover letter, writing sample, resume, and list of references to . Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Open until filled.

Cobell Scholarship

The Cobell Scholarship application is now open to enrolled members of federally-recognized tribes who are pursuing a vocational certificate/diploma; associate, bachelor, master, doctoral or professional degrees in accredited non-profit institutions.

Applications are being accepted until March 31, 2017 for Summer 2017 and the 2017-2018 academic yer.  To start a general application, go to

CILER-GLERL Summer Fellowship for Natives

The Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER), located at the University of Michigan, announces the 2017 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program. This program is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL). The Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program exposes students to a broad range of disciplines and provides an exciting opportunity for students to conduct research in the Great Lakes region under the mentorship of a CILER or GLERL scientist.


• We are offering eleven (11) full-time, twelve-week positions. Ten (10) positions are located at GLERL, 4840 South State Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108; one (1) position is located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Midwest Regional Climate Center (MRCC), 2204 Griffith Drive, Champaign, IL 61820. See position descriptions for location information.
• Positions will last for twelve weeks from the start date. The start date will be in early May, but this can be flexible (i.e., early June start) based selected candidate’s schedule or project needs
• We are seeking a diverse group of students; thus, we encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the aquatic sciences discipline and workforce to apply.
• There is a stipend of $6,500 for the twelve-week period, paid in two installments of $3,250.

Applications must be submitted by 26 February 2017 at 11:59 pm (Eastern Time).


• The program is limited to currently enrolled undergraduate (juniors and seniors preferred) and graduate students. We will also consider post-baccalaureate or post-masters students who have graduated within the past 12 months (of your fellow position start date) if the position fits directly within a student’s career goals.
• You must be either a U.S. citizen or a foreign national who is residing in the U.S. on a current Student Visa.
• Immediate relatives of any CILER or NOAA-GLERL employees are not eligible to participate in this program, consistent with NOAA guidelines.
Visit the CILER website to apply:

Garden Club of America Opportunities

Please spread the word to educators and students. The GCA offers 27 merit-based scholarships in 12 areas (botany, coastal wetlands, conservation and ecological restoration, desert, garden history and design, horticulture, international work, landscape architecture, native bird habitat, pollinator research, summer environmental study and urban forestry). Deadlines vary, but are approaching.

GCA offers several scholarships available to undergraduate and graduate students that benefit plant species and their habitat.

See them all at:



Zeller Summer Scholarship in Medicinal Botany

For summer study following any undergraduate year

Award: $2,000

Deadline:  February 1, of the year preceding the summer of study

The Garden Club of America Board of Associates Centennial Pollinator Fellowship

Graduate Student Fellowship

Award: $4,000
Deadline: February 6, 2017

The Garden Club of America Award in Desert Studies

For graduates and advanced undergrads

Award: $4,000

Deadline: January 15

See them all at:


National Park Service

George Melendez Wright Initiative for Young Leaders in Climate Change

Deadline:  January 19, 2017

The NPS Climate Change Response Program and the University of Washington are inviting graduate and upper-level undergraduate students and recent graduates to apply for the 2017 Young 
Leaders in Climate Change (YLCC) Initiative!

The YLCC is a paid summer internship to work on diverse issues related to climate change and its effects in national parks. 

Application instructions can be found at

Udall Internship

The Native American Congressional Internship program is a fully-funded, ten-week summer
internship in Washington, DC, for Native American and Alaska Native undergraduate, graduate,
and law students. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have
opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, network with public
officials, and experience an inside view of the federal government. The Foundation provides
airfare, housing, per diem, and a $1,200 educational stipend. The application deadline is January
31, 2017.

Go to for more information and to apply.

Morehouse College IMHOTEP Summer Program

In a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morehouse College Public Health Sciences institute is accepting applications for the Project IMHOTEP.  The purpose of the program is to increase the number of minority students entering into graduate programs and, ultimately, careers in public health.  The IMHOTEP program is an interdisciplinary research program that is open to students of all disciplines.

Applicant must be a junior, senior, or recent graduate student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or better and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Click here for an online application