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Internship Opportunities

The NHHC offers internships to students who wish to have professional work experience in areas related to their educational programs and career goals. In addition to undertaking historical research, writing and editing, the NHHC operates the Navy Department Library, The Navy Museum and maintains collections of naval archives, photographs, artifacts, and art. Internships are available in all of these areas. The Command is located in the Washington Navy Yard, 805 Kidder Breese Street SE, Washington, D.C.

Eligibility: Registered students of high schools, colleges or universities and graduates thereof are eligible for this program. The program is a partner with the US Department of State's Visitor Exchange Program that allows successful non-resident non-US citizens to receive the pre-J-1 visa document free of charge. 

Duration: There is no set length for an internship. The minimum period is three weeks full time. Internships can last an academic quarter or semester, during which time a student may serve on either a full or part-time basis.

Expenses: The Naval History & Heritage Command provides no salaries or other stipends to interns. If the command's funds permit, small honoraria may be paid to interns. If available and appropriate, these honoraria will average about $20.00 per day and will be limited to a total of $400 for each intern.

How to Apply: The application form should be completed and returned before the desired initiation of an internship including one letter of recommendation and an unofficial transcript.

If possible, applicants should visit the Naval History and Heritage Command for an interview with their prospective branch. Otherwise, a telephone interview will be acceptable. 
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Examples of Intern Projects the NHHC

1. Collect biographical information on artists represented in the Navy's art collection
2. Inventory the Museum artifact collection
3. Catalogue records recently received from the CNO and DCNO 
4. Compile bibliography on terrorism.
5. Prepare a catalog of archival sources in the Command relating to U.S.-Soviet naval relations
6. Design alterations to the museum's Navigation exhibit
7. Research and select artifacts for an exhibit on Underwater Archaeology.
9. Prepare handout brochures for specific exhibits in the Museum
10. Assist staff members in preparing a briefing for senior officers on historical lessons 
11. Research Naval Presentation Silver for a forthcoming exhibit.
12. Prepare PowerPoint briefing on the Naval History and Heritage Command
13. Research U.S. Navy Special Operations in Korea and Vietnam
14. Select and scan photos and graphics for Command's Web Site

Published: Tue May 13 12:34:28 EDT 2014