In making the application, it is not necessary for the student to arrange in advance the site of their internship. Once the internships are awarded, the CSMS will work individually with each student to make a placement that reflects their interests. Students must, however, indicate at the time of application the Texas city or locality where they wish their internship to take place.
Students should not contact a particular organization at which they wish to intern until they are accepted as a CSMS intern. At that time, the CSMS staff will work with the student to make an appropriate placement.
The Center has funding for at least six internships: one at the Sherman Museum, one at the Sam Rayburn Museum in Bonham, and four at-large. Funds are available for room and board in Sherman for these first two internships. For the student who works in Bonham, there is stipend to help with gas expenses. If you are interested in an at-large internship, please contact Julie Hempel to discuss possibilities. These positions have variable funding available for living expenses depending on the location. The stipend for all CSMS summer internships is $2500 (minus any federal taxes a student owes on this income).
STUDENT ELIGIBILITY. Preference will be given to students who have completed their sophomore or junior years. Students who have completed their senior year are ineligible. Freshmen may be eligible in exceptional cases.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS. Monday, March 4, 2019.
APPLICATIONS. Fill out the online application form.
CONTACT. For more information, please contact Dr. Julie Hempel.
Each intern must be available to work full-time on his/her internship project for seven weeks, between June 1 to July 31, 2019. Students must be able to devote their full time and attention to the internship as their only major time commitment. Interns may not enroll in collegiate course work or have other full time employment during the course of the internship. We will begin notifying selected interns beginning the week of March 18, 2019. All interns must sign a contract agreeing to the above conditions, turn in a written report with photos at the beginning of August, and give a short presentation on their experience in the Fall.
CSMS Intern Presentations:
- Lois Bronaugh - Sam Rayburn House & Library
- Karla Herrera - Latino Cultural Center
- Holly Kapp - The Sherman Museum
- Ololade Olaleye - South Dallas Cultural Center
- Amy Sierra - Summer Internship in Querétaro
- Conce Uribe-Frias - Mexico Internship
- Taylor Spurgin - The Sherman Museum
- Maria Jaramillo - My Adventure Through Queretaro
- Guadalupe Perales - La Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro
- John Haynes IV - Sam Rayburn House Museum
- Desiree Coleman - Sherman Museum
- Finley Fitzgerald - Sam Rayburn House Museum
- Ismael Reyna - Latino Cultural Center
- April Rodriguez - Universidad Autonoma de Querétaro
- Rachel Storm - Digitizing Video for the Archives at Abell Library