Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

George W Bush Presidential Library, 2016 Summer Internship, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 11300

Fri, February 19, 2016

Objectives 

The objectives of the internships are to provide undergraduate students with opportunities to: 
1. Engage in substantive projects and tasks that augment their in-classroom studies; 
2. Develop meaningful relationships that will enhance their professional development and future opportunities; and 
3. Gain broad exposure to the ongoing work of President and Mrs. Bush and the Bush Center. 

Projects undertaken during the internship may be eligible for academic credit based on individual agreements established between interns and faculty members. 

Focus areas: 
Internship duties may include work in the below areas. Projects/tasks may involve research, drafting documents/correspondence, event support, hosting guests, preparation for and participation in meetings, and general office/administrative support. 

BUSH CENTER 
Development/Donor Relations: Consisting of donor-relations and development operations, this area is responsible for solicitation and processing of financial gifts.  
Executive: Consisting of high-level, senior administrative management, the executive area touches all aspects of the Bush Center, the Bush Institute, and certain activities of President and Mrs. Bush.  
External Affairs External Affairs supports all aspects of marketing and communications in the Bush Center. 
Finance/Accounting Oversees all accounting, financial reporting, and investments/endowments.  
Operations: This area oversees the day-to-day functions and logistics of the Bush Center and consists of audiovisual management, facilities management, data management and human resources. 
Event Planning: Responsible for the execution of all events for the Bush Center and Institute to advance fundraising objectives. 
Information Technology: This area oversees all day-to-day IT related functions, including technology/system set-up and troubleshooting. 

BUSH INSTITUTE 
Economic Growth: This area aims to educate Americans on economic principles through books, op-eds, and other media, with a strategic focus on North America.  
Education Reform: Education Reform works to increase student achievement through accountability, school leadership, and middle school transformation.  
Human Freedom: Human Freedoms such as the Freedom Collection and the Freedom Advocate Initiative exist to spotlight freedom advocates and support democratic movements.  
Military Service: This initiative empowers multiple sectors and populations to effectively support post-9/11 service members, veterans and their families in the areas of jobs, wellness, family, education, housing and women’s veteran issues. Products of this initiative include the W100K, a 100-kilomer mountain bike ride, and the Warrior Open, a competitive 36-hole golf tournament.  
Presidential Leadership Scholars: As a partnership between four different presidential libraries, the Presidential Leadership Scholars program studies various approaches to leadership so program participants are able to gain a better understanding of different leadership philosophies, styles and practices.  
Women’s Initiative: With programs such as the Women’s Initiative Fellowship; Afghan Women’s Project; and the First Ladies Initiative, this initiative works to improve access to education, health care, and economic opportunity for women and children.  

Eligibility 
• Juniors or seniors 
• GPA of 3.0 or higher 
• Available to work a minimum of 15 hours per week (preferably in 3-4 hour blocks of time) 
• Subject to necessary background checks and willing to sign a confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement 

Qualifications 
• Discretion and a professional demeanor 
• Excellent writing and research abilities 
• Strong communication skills 
• Social networking knowledge 
• Keen attention to detail 
• Organizational skills 
• Sound judgment 
• Basic computer skills and a familiarity with research databases 
• Dependable and punctual

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