2009 Summer Student Internship
Is this Job for you?The Landscape Change Program is looking for summer interns to help scan and describe historical images. The summer will be spent traveling Vermont on day trips to scan images from historical societies and other locations and returning to UVM to describe the images that have been collected. Additionally a small amount of time will be spent re-photographing historic images.
Landscape Change Program Background:The Landscape Change Program works with townspeople and local historical societies to scan and upload images as well as to add information about existing photos. We work with teachers to develop curricula or integrate our activities and project ideas into existing curricula that focus on the Vermont landscape. We visit classrooms, serve as guest lecturers, lead field walks looking for signs of landscape change, and serve as resources while looking for information and historic photos. Anyone is welcome to scan and add historic photos or artwork from their hometown or local historical societies. The program links people with their communities, their history, and their landscape.
Qualifications:The Landscape Change Program is interdisciplinary by nature, therefore students with a background including, but not limited to: Earth Science, Social Studies, Vermont History, American History, Ecology, Environmental Science, Architecture, Natural History, Art or Philosophy can all find relevance in working with us. Interns must be able to work well in groups, be detail-oriented, dependable, observant and have good writing skills. They should be comfortable using computers. Experience with Microsoft Excel and document scanning is a plus. Most importantly, interns need to have a positive attitude because the majority of the workday will be spent in the presence of others.
Benefits of participating in the internship:The benefits of this internship are numerous. As an NSF-funded initiative, the Landscape Change Program internship will look very good on a resume. You will gain familiarity not only with Vermont but also with how Vermont has changed over time. You will learn technology and hone your observation and writing skills. Last, but definitely not least, the internship is paid ($4000 for the summer).
What you need to do to apply (email submissions only, please):
Email your Application Form, Resume, and Transcript directly to Jamie Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please download the checklist (.doc file) for the required application materials.
If your transcript must be mailed please send to
Delehanty Hall, Geology Dept
University of Vermont
Burlington VT 05401