Internship and Fellowship Opportunities for History majors

We will be posting on this page all of the opportunities for internships, scholarships, fellowships or jobs that come our way. So keep your eye out for the latest. The most recent posts are at the top.

History Degree Scholarships

Find History scholarships here that relate to your special interests through this online directory.

History graduate programs in the United States and Canada

Find History scholarships here that relate to your special interests through this online directory.

2014 Human Rights Summer and Spring Programs

December 10, 2013

Global Youth Connect are now accepting applications for Summer and Spring 2014 Human Rights Programs in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Rwanda.

Summer Internships in D.C.

November 14, 2013

Apply for internships in D.C. before the early deadline, December 9th.

The Historical Commission of the U.S. and Canadian Mennonite Brethren Churches

October 28, 2013

Summer Archival Internship and Open Research Grant available for 2014

The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize In Ethics Essay Contest 2014

September 23, 2013

Essay Contest-Jr-Sr-1 Junior and Seniors have the chance to compete in the Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics writing essays to confront urgent ethical isses in our world today.

Capital Semester Spring 2014

September 23, 2013

Have the opportunity to get an internship in Washington, D.C.

Katie Funk Wiebe research grant award

September 5, 2013

Information on the Katie Funk Wiebe research grant award through the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission

The Philadelphia Center

September 5, 2013

Internship opportunities at The Philadelphia Center

John Roth, “Bearing Witness”

March 12, 2013

John Roth presents “‘Bearing Witness’ as Peacemaking”

Goshen College Professor of History John D. Roth presented the 2013 C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Goshen College. He spoke on “A New Martyr’s Mirror for the 21st Century?”

Roth discussed his new initiative, “The Global Anabaptist Profile and Suffering Church Project,” and proposed that a modern version of the Martyr’s Mirror, a book that collected stories of Anabaptist persecution until 1685, would allow for validation and healing of present-day suffering in the Mennonite church.

“Suffering continues in parts of the global Anabaptist church today,” Roth said, “especially in places like Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Congo and Columbia.”

Photo by Alex Pletcher

Roth sees potential of the project to “renew the Mennonite church in North America by systematically recovering stories of faithful witness in the face of adversity,” he said. His ultimate goal is to form “something like the next volume of the Martyr’s Mirror by collecting stories from churches in Indonesia and Columbia.

The C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture, named for a former history professor at both Bluffton University and Goshen College, includes a research grant for the lecturer. The grant is awarded each year to a professor at a Mennonite college, who then presents the lecture at both Bluffton University and Goshen College. (Content from Goshen College Communications and Marketing Office).

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Dominique Burgunder-Johnson speaks

March 10, 2013

Dominique Burgunder-Johnson speaks on wildlife advocacy

Dominique Burgunder-Johnson, History 2006 grad, guest lectured at Goshen College Thursday, March 7. She presented on her experiences with the National Wildlife Federation to students of various environmentally focused classes. Burgunder-Johnson advocates for wildlife conservation and awareness using online media, and is a self proclaimed “mountain hugger.”

Anabaptist History in Paraguay

January 11, 2013

Anabaptist History in Paraguay

May, 2013

By: John D. Roth

In the past, I have led various May Term courses on “Anabaptist History in Europe,” visiting many of the historical sites associated with the emergence of the Anabaptist movement in the 16th century along with several contemporary Mennonite congregations.  I continue to have many strong connections with libraries, churches, scholars and friends in Europe … and I hope that all of you have a chance to visit Europe someday.

But in the Spring of 2011, I created a new organization at Goshen College called “The Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism” (ISGA).  The ISGA reflects my conviction that the most dynamic expression of the Anabaptist movement today is unfolding in countries outside of Europe and North America—especially in the so-called “global South.”  For me, the past two years have been a significant intellectual (and spiritual) journey as I have tried to reorient my understanding of Anabaptism from a focus primairy on a 16th century, German-speaking tradition to its contemporary expression in 85+ different countries. In the recent past, I have spent time visiting Mennonite communities in Ecuador, Mexico, Taiwan, Guatemala, Paraguay, and elsewhere, trying to get a deeper sense of what it means to be an Anabaptist Christian in these settings.  Currently, the ISGA is moving forward with 4 different initiatives—in close cooperation with the Mennonite World Conference—that have brought me into conversation with leaders in many more countries. But I have barely scratched the surface … there is much, much more to learn!

In my recent work, I have found Paraguay to be an ideal “laboratory” for thinking through this new perspective. Today, at least 20 different Anabaptist-Mennonite groups have settled in Paraguay. Some of them have deep roots in the traditional Anabaptist story, and have retained a strong sense of ethnic, cultural, and religious continuity with their European origins that they have tried to preserve by living in relatively isolated colonies, far from Asunción. Many of these groups came to Paraguay by way of Russia, Canada, Mexico, Bolivia, or the U.S., bringing with them some elements of their tradition, while also absorbing aspects of the new Paraguayan context. Other groups, however, have emerged as a result of local missions among “native” Paraguayans—they generally speak Spanish or Guaraní, and have adopted worship practices quite similar to the broader evangelical/pentecostal currents around them. But there are also several flourishing indigenous groups (Nivaclé, Enlhet, Guaraní, Ayoreo) who have still other understandings of what it means to be “Anabaptist.”

Our challenge is going to be to hold all of these many strands together.  All along the way, we will be attentive to the insights of three related disciplines:  history, theology and sociology. And we will need to ask over and over again:  what is the appropriate relationship of faith and culture?  The course unfolds within an academic context—indeed, it is crucial that you do the readings and keep up with the assignments.  But our main mode of learning will come through experience—paying attention to what we see and hear; cultivating a curiosity that seeks to understand; being respectful of our hosts, even when you are uncomfortable or bored.

The journey will be intense … but also rich with new insights, fresh perspectives, unexpected twists, and a deeper appreciation for the manifold richness of the Body of Christ in all its varied cultural expressions.