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History Internships: A Great Experience
Internships are a great way to help you apply knowledge learned in history courses while gaining the experience and skills needed to succeed in the workforce. Learn more about internships with the History Department.
The Department of History & Political Science has work-study opportunities in our Portland and Gorham offices for students who have federal work-study funds. We're looking for reliable, conscientious students to provide office support. For more information, contact Laura Cyr at History & Political Science at 780-4283 or, send your resume and Fall schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work Study Positions may be available in the following areas:
Associates will be responsible for providing diverse office support to the Administrative Assistant and the department in general, including answering telephones, word processing, copying, responding to student and faculty questions and covering office hours when needed. Intermediate Macintosh, Power Point and Excel skills will be necessary for computer experience. Frequent design of flyers promoting department events may be required. The associate will develop an understanding and working knowledge of all aspects of the department and USM resources, procedures and policies.
- Hourly Wage: $9.25 Hr. & $10.00 Hr.
Computer Consultant IV
The Computer Consultant will work primarily with the Administrative Assistant to coordinate the updating of information on the department web sites, and further development of the web site according to program needs and growth. The most important part of this job is that the candidate will need a working knowledge in social networking (FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, blogging, etc.) and be the voice of the department’s on line presence. We are open to new ideas in marketing our department to develop more visibility and membership. Candidate needs to be creative, willing to experiment and deal with uncertainty, needs good writing/editing, and verbal communication skills. As a consultant, it will be an essential quality to work as part of a team and maintain composure under pressure. When the Administrative Assistant is out of the office the person in this position will help in the day to day performance of assigned duties and cover office hours when needed.
- Hourly Wage: $10.00 Hr.