The Office of the Historian at the U.S. House of Representatives has developed an externship program for students in response to the coronavirus pandemic. We are currently seeking an unpaid extern for the Fall 2020 semester. Responsibilities include assistance with significant historical research, short-term projects, and other special projects as assigned. The extern must be highly motivated, collaborative, and possess excellent research and computer skills. A minimum of 15 hours per week is required. Externs should contact the internship coordinator for their department or college if interested in academic credit.
The externship will last for approximately two months. Assignments will be distributed via Google shared folders so students will require a Gmail account. Office staff will communicate with students via email and Zoom during the externship.
Students should have access to most of these electronic resources for completing assignments:
- HeinOnline database (specifically “U.S. Federal” portion);
- Nineteenth Century Newspapers (via Gale databases)
- Proquest Congressional;
- Proquest Historical Newspapers;
No phone calls please. Email a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org (PDF preferred) by September 18, 2020. Please include “Externship Fall 2020” in the subject line of the email.