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History of Physics, SPS Summer Internship

Primary Institution: Society of Physics Students
Affiliation: American Institute of Physics
City: College Park
State: MD
Job Duration: 9.5 Weeks, Summer 2010
Class Requirement: soph - senior year
Position Type: Education/Outreach
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Elementary Particles and Fields
Fluid Dynamics and Gases
Geophysics
Description: Center for History of Physics

The Center for History of Physics seeks an undergraduate physics major with an interest in the history of physics to contribute to a historical web exhibit like those at www.aip.org/history. The topic of the exhibit is Physics at the Edge of Space, Exploration of the Magnetosphere. The intern will identify materials in the collections of the Niels Bohr Library and Archives at AIP related to the early years of space science--oral histories, autobiographies, photos, etc. The intern will work with the director of the Center for History of Physics and library specialists to weave these materials into a historical narrative and with the NBLA staff to design the web site. The intern 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.


SPS intern positions based in Washington, DC are also available in science research, outreach, writing, and policy. See http://www.spsnational.org/programs/internships/ for details.
Stipend: $3,750
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/01/2010
Job Website: http://www.spsnational.org/programs/internships/

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

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