Monday, September 28, 2015

Winter, Spring, or Summer 2016 Internship with the U.S. WWI Centennial Commission

The US World War 1 Centennial Commission was set up by Congress to provide opportunities to the people of the United States to learn about the history of World War I, the United States’ involvement in that war, and the war’s effects on the remainder of the 20th century, and to commemorate and honor the participation of the United States and its citizens in the war effort. [Pub. L. 112-272, Section 2(7), Jan. 14, 2013]

The World War I Centennial Commission is largely a volunteer-based organization. Our interns are largely our only full-time assets who augment our staff and hundreds of volunteers. Due to this unique structure our interns become the center of our culture and reliability in all activities. This provides you with broad exposure and a chance to initiate change in our organization. We will provide you experiences you can use moving forward in your professional life. 

We are currently looking for interns to assist with: 
  • Social Media 
  • Historical Research 
  • Program and Project Coordination 
  • Other opportunities available
Are you interested in Honoring, Educating, and Commemorating the Centennial of WWI? Do you have unique interests and skill sets that you can put to use with us? Opportunities like this don’t come around often. Does this sound like you? Would you like to join our team?

One of recent intern is quoted as saying, "Interning for the World War One Centennial Commission was really worthwhile - I got significantly more hands-on experience than many internships offer." We strive to have all our interns echo that sentiment as they leave our program and look for work in the professional world.

The position does require exceptional communication skills, both written and verbally (in-person and over the phone). We are still accepting interns for Winter 2016. We will be accepting interns for every semester (including summer) until Spring 2019.

Find out more about the position, and how to apply, at Careers4Terps