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Society of Physics Students (SPS) Center for History of Physics Internships

Primary Institution: Society of Physics Students
Affiliation: American Institute of Physics
City: College Park
State: MD
Job Duration: 10 Weeks, Summer 2014
Class Requirement: soph - senior year
Position Type: Education/Outreach
Discipline(s): History of African-Americans in Physics and Astronomy
History of African-Americans in Physics and Astronomy
History of African-Americans in Physics and Astronomy
History of African-Americans in Physics and Astronomy
Description: Center for History of Physics

The American Institute of Physics' (AIP) Center for History of Physics seeks two undergraduate physics students (SPS members) with an interest in the history of physics to contribute to a historical web resource like those at www.aip.org/history. The resource for 2014 is a "Teachers Guide to the History of African-Americans in Physics and Astronomy," similar to the "Teachers Guide to the History of Women in Physics and Astronomy" produced in 2013. The interns will identify materials in the collections of the Niels Bohr Library & Archives at AIP related to the designated topic--oral histories, autobiographies, photos, etc. The interns will work with the director of the Center for History of Physics, graduate research assistants, and library specialists to weave these materials into a historical narrative and to design the web resource. The interns will also use this project for outreach to young science students.

The American Institute of Physics' Center for History of Physics works to preserve and make known the historical record of modern physics and allied sciences. Through documentation, archival collections and educational initiatives, the Center ensures that the heritage of modern physics is safeguarded and its story accurately told.
Stipend: $4,500
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Daily commuting allowance
Application Deadline: 02/01/2014
Job Website: http://www.spsnational.org/programs/internships/
Additional Information: Qualifications
• Completion of at least two years of college physics
• Interest in public outreach and informal education
• Ability to effectively communicate scientific topics to pre-college students
• Strong writing skills
• Experience with HTML a plus

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Kendra Redmond
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
Email: kredmond@aip.org
Phone: 301-209-3047