Plan II Honors Internship at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
Plan II Honors offers an internship program at the LBJ Library and Museum. The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum is one of 13 Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. The museum collection contains more than fifty-four thousand objects donated by the President and Mrs. Johnson, their family, close friends, associates, and the American people. The collection is very diverse and includes objects ranging from Middle Eastern antiquities and coins to postage stamps to oval office furniture. The Library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos and 5,000 hours of recordings from President Johnson's political career. The mission of the LBJ Presidential Library is to preserve and protect the historical materials in the collections of the library and make them readily accessible; to increase public awareness of the American experience through relevant exhibitions and educational programs; to advance the LBJ Library's standing as a center for intellectual activity and community leadership while meeting the challenges of a changing world.
This internship opportunity is active during the fall and spring semesters and would be a great opportunity for any student interested in history, government, politics, international affairs, domestic affairs, public policy, and education. The time commitment is 10 hours per week each semester. This internship is paid; the student selected will receive a $1500 stipend each semester sponsored by both the Plan II Honors Program and the LBJ Library and Museum. Note: to receive the stipend, the intern must be enrolled in at least six credit hours during the fall and spring semesters and be able to work in the US without restrictions.
The 2015-2016 intern will work in the Archive Division on the following projects: assist with reference in the archival holdings, perform systematic preservation in the archival holdings, prepare finding aids to be posted on the Library's web site, prepare descriptions of archival collections for the National Archives online catalog, edit databases to standardize entries for the web, do research for web exhibits.
- coursework in History or Government (a plus)
- demonstrated organizational skills
- demonstrated regular and punctual attendance at work and professional demeanor
- demonstrated writing skills
- knowledge and interest in US History (a plus)
ALL INTERNSHIP POSITIONS FOR 2015-2016 ARE FILLED; PLEASE CHECK BACK DURING THE SPRING 2016 SEMESTER FOR INFORMATION ON APPLYING FOR THE 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR.
TO APPLY – All applicants should provide the following documents in hard copy format to the Plan II Office (CLA 2.102):
- a one-page resume
- a letter from the applicant describing his/her interest and qualifications
- a letter of recommendation from a UT faculty member or someone who knows the candidate's professional qualifications pertinent to this internship
Past Plan II interns have worked in both the Archive Division the Education Division at the LBJ Library. Past education projects include: conducting document and audio-visual research on specified topics to supplement curriculum, permanent and temporary museum exhibits, developing additional classroom or online activities all aligning with Texaas and national social studies standards. For more information, visit the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum.