Topeka — The Kansas Historical Society announced it is offering up to Kansas  Historical  Societythree paid internships for summer 2011.

The paid internships are full-time positions (40 hours per week) for eight weeks. Two interns will write content for the Historical Society’s online encyclopedia on Kansas history, Kansapedia. The third intern will help staff with selection and description of content for the Historical Society’s online collections, kansasmemory.org. Paid interns will receive a $2,500 stipend. Private funding for these internships is made possible through the John Ripley Endowment and the Lela Barnes Fund.

John Ripley was a Topeka businessman known not only for his prosperous laundry business, but also for his interest in and knowledge of local history. Lela Barnes was a curator of manuscripts at the Kansas Historical Society from 1936-1962.

To be eligible, undergraduate and graduate students must meet one of the following requirements: must be enrolled at Washburn University, must have graduated from a high school in Shawnee County, or must be a resident of Shawnee County. Students must be majoring in history, anthropology, communications, graphic design, American studies, museum studies, folk arts, or a related program.

Note that you need to apply by April 1, 2011.

Read the full article in the March 8, 2011 edition of ktka.com.