Internships and Cooperative Experiences

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS fall 2012

 BOREN AWARDS   CONTACT:  Dr. Greg Lewis glewis@weber.edu

National Security Education Program

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) is a major federal initiative designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with foreign language and international skills. Established by Congress in 1991, NSEP consists of multiple initiatives including Boren Scholarships, Boren Fellowships, and the Language Flagship. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide funding for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study the languages and cultures of Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Boren Fellowships

Matriculated in or applying to a U.S. graduate program

• Planning to study an eligible world region and language

• U.S. Citizen

 $24,000 for overseas study

$30,000 for a combination of

domestic and overseas study

Maximum domestic and overseas funding period is 2 years.

Overseas study must be a minimum of

12 weeks and preference will be given

to programs of 6-12 months.

Proposed program must include formal study of an appropriate foreign language

January 31, 2013

Boren Scholarships

Undergraduate student matriculated in U.S. college or university

• Planning to study abroad in an eligible world region

• U.S. Citizen

 $20,000 for a full academic year

$10,000 per semester

$8,000 for summer (8+ weeks)

Full academic year or semester programs are open to all applicants.

Summer awards are only available to students in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Proposed program must include formal study of an appropriate foreign language

February 13, 2013

*Campus representatives will set

earlier, on-campus deadlines

Eligibility:

Funding:

Length:

Language:

Deadlines:

 The goal of NSEP is to enhance the capacity of the federal sector to deal effectively with the challenging global issues of the 21st century. In exchange for financial support, Boren Scholars and Fellows incur a service obligation. To date, more than 2,300 awardees have fulfilled service. The NSEP Service Requirement states that award recipient work in the Federal Government in a position with national security responsibilities. The Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, State, or any element of the Intelligence Community are priority agencies. If an award recipient demonstrates to NSEP that no appropriate position is available in one of these agencies, the award recipient must then seek to fulfill the requirement in a position with national security responsibilities in any Federal department or agency. Approval of service outside of a priority agency is contingent upon satisfactory demonstration of a good-faith effort in accordance with NSEP-established conditions. If an award recipient demonstrates to NSEP that no appropriate position is available in the Federal Government, the award recipient may petition NSEP to fulfill the requirement in an education position directly related to the language(s) or area(s) studied by the individual under NSEP support. The education option is only available after exhausting all opportunities to fulfill the requirement through a Federal position in accordance with conditions established by NSEP.

Service:

All applications are available online at

BorenAwards.org

Boren gives preference to applicants who are committed to government service and applying for countries, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security. Applications for non-preferred areas should make a compelling case that such study will contribute to U.S. national security and the goals of the Boren program.

Commitment to Government Service

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to work in the federal government.

Preferred Countries

Europe/Eurasia

Albania

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Belarus

Bosnia and

Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Czech Republic

Georgia

Hungary

Kazakhstan

Kosovo

Kyrgyzstan

Macedonia

Moldova

Montenegro

Poland

Romania

* Given the current security situation, we do not anticipate making awards to these countries in 2013.

Russia

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Tajikistan

Turkey

Ukraine

Uzbekistan

Asia

Cambodia

China

India

Indonesia

Japan

Korea, South

Malaysia

Pakistan*

Philippines

Sri Lanka

Taiwan

Thailand

Timor-Leste

Vietnam

Africa

Angola

Benin

Cape Verde

Congo, Dem. Rep. of the*

Congo, Rep. of the

Eritrea*

Ethiopia

Ghana

Kenya

Mali*

Liberia

Mozambique

Nigeria

Rwanda

Senegal

Sierra Leone

South Africa

Tanzania

Uganda

Latin America

Argentina

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Cuba

El Salvador

Guatemala

Haiti

Honduras

Mexico

Nicaragua

Panama

Peru

Venezuela

Middle East

Algeria

Bahrain

Egypt

Israel

Jordan

Kuwait

Lebanon*

Morocco

Oman

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Syria*

Tunisia

United Arab

Emirates

Yemen*



Preferred Languages

Albanian

African

Languages

Akan/Twi

Amharic

Arabic (and dialects)

Armenian

Azerbaijani

Bahasa Indonesian Bambara

Belarusian

Bengali

Bosnian

Bulgarian

Cambodian

Cantonese

Croatian

Czech

Gan

Georgian

Hausa

Hebrew

Hindi

Hungarian

Japanese

Javanese Kanarese

Kazakh

Khmer

Korean

Kurdish

Kyrgyz

Lingala

Macedonian

Malay

Malayalam

Mandarin

Moldovan

Pashto Persian

Polish

Portuguese

Punjabi

Romanian

Russian

Serbian

Sinhala

Slovak

Slovenian

Swahili

Tagalog

TajikTamil

Telegu

Thai

Turkmen

Turkish

Uighur

Ukrainian

Urdu

Uzbek

Vietnamese

Wolof

Yoruba

Zulu



Preferred Fields of Study

Agricultural and Food Sciences

Area Studies

Engineering and Sciences

(including: biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, mathematics)

Business and Economics

Computer and Information Sciences

Foreign Languages

Health and Biomedical Science

History

International Affairs

Law, Political Science, & Public

Policy Studies

Social Sciences

(including: anthropology, psychology, sociology



Preferred Length of Study

Boren highly values cultural and linguistic immersion overseas. Therefore, preference will be given to Boren applicants proposing full academic year study overseas.

For more information, contact:

Boren Awards, Institute of International Education, 1400 K Street NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20005

1-800-618-NSEP ? boren@iie.org ? www.borenawards.org

INTERNSHIP FALL 2012

Joseph Smith Papers Academic Internship

Purpose: This internship seeks to provide opportunities to students interested in Mormon history to obtain training and education in documentary editing and in primary and secondary sources pertaining to the Joseph Smith-era of church history. Education in these areas will come through working closely with volume and production editors on the Joseph Smith Papers and through actual hands-on experience with documentary editing tasks such as document transcription, transcription verification, preparation of documents for web publication, research for document annotation, back matter preparation, and source checking, among others. Under the direction of the history department at Weber State University, this unpaid internship will provide students with academic credit. For specific requirements, contact Kathryn MacKay.

Qualifications: Students must be enrolled in Weber State University’s history program. Students must submit to Matthew C. Godfrey a letter of application stating their interest in the internship, as well as a vita outlining their specific achievements in history. Students may also be asked to undergo a brief interview. Students must conform to the requirements for employment at the LDS Church, including church membership and temple worthiness. Not all students who apply for the internship will be selected.

Contacts:             Matthew C. Godfrey (matthew.godfrey@ldschurch.org)

Joseph Smith Papers Project Internship Coordinator

 

Kathryn MacKay (kmackay@weber.edu)

Weber State University Department of History  



 

MUSEUM INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

2012

 The Weber County Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum building is moving, giving us an opportunity to make-over the whole museum. We will be creating new exhibits, enhancing existing exhibits, and developing educational programs and tours to better tell the stories of Weber County’s history. We could use the assistance of Interns in a number of areas.

 Research and writing exhibit text on any of the following topics:

            *  The Miles Goodyear Story - trapper/trader/explorer phase of local history.

             *  Relations between Native Americans and the early Mormon settlers.

             *  The Utah War of 1857 - how the approach of Johnston’s Army impacted Weber County residents, including those who went to Echo to meet the army, families who went south and camped out in Provo, and the few who stayed ready to torch everything.

             *  Early Medical practices - midwives, herbal remedies, drug stores and medicines, doctors, early hospitals, epidemics.

             *  Water in the Desert - the story of irrigation - 10 Ditches, Mill Creek, canals, Ogden Valley’s artesian wells, early dam, and the pipeline down Ogden Canyon.

             *  Education in Weber County - early schools, teachers, the Weber Academy.

 

            *  Stories focusing on pioneer women and their contributions, including those with absent husbands due to missions and polygamy.

                        *  Stories about how Ogden changed from a small, rural, Mormon community to a Junction City after the Railroad came.

            *  Businesses, hotels, tourist industry, etc.

            *  Cultural diversity and conflict.

            *  Law & order, including brothels, gambling, etc.

            *  Ogden Society, including entertainment and fashions of the time.

 Creating video presentations:

            *  A introductory video on the early history of Weber County

            *  Our Museum Story - History of the Weber Stake Relief Society/Weber County DUP Museum building and documenting the move of the building.

            *  Videos on any of the above research topics                           

 An oral history project on Memories of our Museum

 Help with cataloging artifacts and inventory as we move them back into the building

 ***We are open to other ideas relating to pioneer life or Weber County history prior to 1900.

  Contact: Karen Stark, Artifacts Curator, Weber County Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum

Kstarkrm@aol.com,        801-479-1427, 801-645-7671

WSU Coordinator:  Dr. Kathryn MacKay SS244  (801) 626-6782  kmackay@weber.edu

 


 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Joseph Smith Papers Project Academic Internship

Spring 2012

 Come work with volume editors of the Joseph Smith Papers Project for academic credit. Duties will include research related to document analysis (textual and documentary intention, production, transmission, and reception) and to contextual annotation of documents (identifications and explanations). Research will involve work in primary and secondary sources for early nineteenth-century America and early Mormonism. Work will include general assistance to volume editors.  Interns need to be able and willing to provide 8 hours of work a week on the project, mostly onsite at the Church History Library in Salt Lake City.

 CONTACT:  Matthew Godfrey

matthew.godfrey@ldschurch.org

801 240-4247

 

 

 Internship opportunities

Coordinator:  Dr. Kathryn MacKay

Social Science 244  Phone:  801 626-6782  kmackay@weber.edu

Golden Spike National Historic Site where you can work in areas of archives organization, period clothing research and museum updates

Hill Aerospace Museum where you can assist in museum research and the creation of new displays

Fort Buenaventura where you can learn local history and public history


 Cooperative work experience Washington, D.C. Internship opportunities

Coordinator:  Dr. LaRae Larkin

Social Science 138  Phone:  801 626-7463  llarkin@weber.edu

Mid-East Policy Council

Pal-Tech, Inc.

Interns research and edit journals, assist with production, computer support and general office duties.

• Outreach where international students discuss the history and culture of their native countries during visits to local school classes