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Lesbian Herstory Archives Internships

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2012-2013 Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy Institute for Women’s Policy Research
click here for more information. All applications due March 1, 2012.

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2012 Internship program

High Rocks Leadership Development Program is currently accepting applications for summer internships, see link (pdf)

Job Opportunity at Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington, DC click here (pdf)


The Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) is a paid summer internship program of the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program (CLPP) at Hampshire College. RRASC is a national program that supports the leadership development of students interested in connecting their academic studies to reproductive rights and social justice activism through 10-week long, full-time, paid summer internships. Click here (pdf) for more information.

Recent Fellowships

Women, Money, and Transnational Social Movements

Lisa Armstrong (Fall 2010)
"Women, Money and Transnational Social Movements" is a new SWG course on transnational social movements that is still in development. The research student will be asked to review the course readings, to find additional sources, create a bibliography, watch documentaries, and help coordinate short community based research projects with local and international organizations such as Prison Birth Project, National Priorities Project, and Migrante.

Berks Conference on Womens History

Lisa Armstrong (Spring 2011)
In June of 2011, the Berkshire Conference on Women's History is finally returning to the Valley. Held every three years, this conference brings together over a thousand scholars from around the world who work on gender and history. These two Quigleys will run in the Spring of 2011 and will allow students to plan and arrange local history tours for conference participants. Some possibilities for tours include a gender and land history trip to local farms, a walking tour of the abolitionist community in Florence, coordinating a trip to Old Deerfield museums, and organizing a softball game with members of a local lesbian softball league called the Mary Vasquez league. These internships have a combination of archival research, creative planning work, and coordination with local public historians and activists. They may also include aiding the plans developing among members of the Sophia Smith Archives to host an event during the conference.

The History of Gendered Boundaries in the Discipline of Engineering

Donna Riley (Fall 2010, but will consider Spring 2011 instead)
The Quigley student would examine the gendered construction of engineering as a discipline using historical materials from both the Sophia Smith Collection and the Smith College Archives. Materials will include the Ethel Puffer Howes Collection and the Ellen Swallow Richards Papers (in which we may find relationships between home economics and engineering); Smith's Annual circulars (course catalogs), in which we may uncover early engineering offerings in departments from the sciences to sociology to economics; and materials from the Samuel Florman visit in the 1970s, in which both class- and gender-based arguments were made against establishing an engineering program at Smith. Skills required: Familiarity with archival research methods, and experience working with materials in the Smith Archives and/or the Sophia Smith Collection.

A History of The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Daniel Rivers (Fall 2010, but will negotiate a longer period)
Working on an ongoing project on the history of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) from its founding in 1973 to the present. Since its inception, the NGLTF has been at the center of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights movement. Over the decades, it has launched campaigns focused on overturning sodomy laws in the United States, ending the ban on gay men and lesbians in the U.S. military, fighting anti-gay violence, securing family and domestic rights for lesbians and gay men, and raising public awareness of the AIDS epidemic. Research will focus on the NGLTF papers, housed in the Human Sexuality Collection at Cornell University and will primarily cover the first decade of activist work by the task force. The Quigley fellow will help analyze and annotate media releases, newspaper articles, and organizational records on microfilm and work from databases to gather and annotate articles on the Task Force from 1970s-era gay and lesbian community periodicals.

Sex Crimes and Dying Words

Andrea Stone (Spring 2011)
Fellowship researching 18th-century African American crime literature. Late-18th-century New England's interest in criminality and the spectacle of execution coincided with the publication of convicts' dying confessions. Whether sensational or sermonic, this genre provided an important forum for African American testimony yet risked reinforcing stereotypes about black criminality and, in some cases, sexuality. The fellow will research primary, secondary, and theoretical materials on the subject with particular attention to representations of and discourses concerning rape, sexuality, and suffering. Considerations of gender, race, and class will feature prominently in the fellow's work, which may include archival research, some analysis of primary materials, and reading and abstracting relevant criticism and theory.

Documenting the History of SWG at Smith

Susan Van Dyne (Fall 2010)
In preparation for the Programs 30th anniversary in spring of 2011, the Quigley fellow would work intensively with the Chair to document the history of the Program. Projects would include interacting with alums to solicit and catalog career and graduate information; working with on campus departments such as College Relations, ITS and the Center for Media Production to create searchable alumnae databases, construct online exhibits; as well as conducting reviews of cataloguing various media of Program conferences, symposiums and lectures. Skills required: ability to work efficiently and independently with a variety of digital media; excellent verbal, written and organizational skills; professional people skills; interest in archival research while adhering to deadlines.