Alderson Internship Applications Available
AASLH Seeks Applicants for 2007 Alderson Internship Grant Program
The Alderson Internship Grant is awarded each year to an institutional member of AASLH to bring a graduate-student intern to their facility. Those institutions applying for the internship are required to submit a proposal giving background information about the historical organization, intended scope of work for the intern including timeline, and expected final product. The intern work should take place between May and September of 2007. A match of funds on a 1:3 basis is required.
Eligibility is based on the institution being a member of AASLH with an annual operating budget of less than $500,000. To ensure proper supervision of the intern, it is required that the institution has at least one full-time staff member to oversee the project. Institutions should show where they intend to find graduate students (area colleges/universiti es). The intern and host staff are required to write a final report on their project (no more than 400 words with image) including a final budget. The narrative will be edited for an article published in Dispatch.
AASLH will award up to $3,000 based on a 1:3 match by the host institution to cover the intern’s salary.
Submitting An Application:
Applications are due in the AASLH office by 5:00 p.m., December 15, 2006. Applications should be mailed to Alderson Internship, AASLH, 1717 Church St., Nashville, TN 37203.
An independent committee will judge all applications and make a decision. All decisions are final. Judging criteria is based on completeness of form, thoroughness of project and description (which project looks like it will give the best experience), and what impact an internship would have for the institution. The winner will be announced in early February. The funds will be released to the successful applicant after July 1, 2007.Bethany Hawkins
American Association for State and Local History
1717 Church St.
Nashville, TN 37203