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Phi Alpha Theta Applications

We are now accepting applications for membership in Phi Alpha Theta (PAT), the National History Honor Society.The society has over 350,000 members, with about 9,500 new members joining each year through 860 local chapters.”

To qualify for membership, undergrads must have a 3.5 GPA in at least four graduate courses.

Induction of new members  will take place at a soon-to-be-scheduled date in March or early April 2016, and iwill feature a keynote speech by award-winning historian Kathleen Brown, of the University of Pennsylvania. Following the talk, the Department of History will have the honor of officially inducting eligible students into Phi Alpha Theta and celebrating with excellent food and beverages. The family and friends of new inductees are invited. 

If you are interested in and qualify for Phi Alpha Theta membership, please hand in the three following things to Ms. Sharon Smith, the secretary of  the History Department, no later than Monday, February 15, 2016:

1)  A check made out to Phi Alpha Theta in the amount of $40 (for lifetime membership). 2)  A copy (unofficial is fine) of your Rutgers-Camden transcript 3)  A sheet of paper with your current home and email address.

Graduate Research Presentations

     The Graduate School is proud to announce the first annual Celebration of Graduate Research and Creative Activities, a part of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences new Research Week.  This is an opportunity for graduate students across all of our disciplines in Arts and Sciences to present their independent research and creative pursuits to the campus community. 
     The event will take place on Monday, April 25th from 4:00 to 6:30pm in the Campus Center Multipurpose Room.

     The Graduate School is now accepting proposals from all Graduate School of Arts and Sciences students. All proposals are due by Friday, March 11th.  Applications may be submitted online only, Your faculty advisor/P.I. must also submit a recommendation form. A workshop on how to write abstracts and proposals for conferences on Wednesday, February 17th from 4:30-5:30PM.  Sign up for this workshop at   

Internships at the Maryland Historical Society

The Maryland Historical Society offers competitive fall, spring and summer internships to current undergraduate and graduate students. The overarching goals of our internship opportunities are to enhance the students’ educational experiences, as well as meet the needs of the institution. Interns are assigned directly to a staff member who supervises and mentors them on diverse and challenging projects that directly impact MdHS. Because of the semester nature of internships, interns are usually assigned to short-term projects.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Please be sure to indicate which semester you are interested in interning with us, as well as your preference in departments. Also, please include information in your cover letter indicating why you are interested in interning at MdHS and how you think your experience would supplement your educational goals. Also, let us know what prior experience, if any, you have in the museum industry.

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Alice Paul Institute Facilitator Positions

The Alice Paul Institute (Mount Laurel, NJ), a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the life and work of suffragist Alice Stokes Paul, is seeking part-time facilitators for a variety of history and girls’ leadership educational programs.  If you are interested in any of these facilitator positions, please forward your resume to Kris Myers, Director of Programs. To learn more about the Alice Paul Institute and our programs, please visit our website at


Paid Archival Internship

The Archives and Special Collections Department of the Princeton Theological Seminary Library, in Princeton, New Jersey, is offering a paid internship position for 14-15 hours per week beginning in late January or early February 2016. Our internship offers an opportunity to learn about the many functions an archivist is called upon to fill in a small academic archives and rare books department. The activities include reference and patron assistance, acquisition and record-keeping procedures, preparation of exhibits, and the processing of collections—inventory, arrangement and description, the development of finding-aids, etc. There may also be some opportunity for basic preservation work, such as the construction of phase boxes.

The major requirements are current enrollment in an information science or library science or history graduate program and a faculty member at the student’s institution willing to act as a liaison contact. A background or interest in religious or theological studies and a basic course already completed or being taken concurrently in archival theory and practice are preferred. The internship would not have to earn any academic credit, though this could be arranged should the student wish to pursue that with their sponsoring institution.

                Interested persons should contact Kenneth Henke, Curator of Special Collections and Archivist, Princeton Theological Seminary Library, 25 Library Place, Princeton, NJ 08540 (or with a brief resume and indication of relevant coursework or experience.