Simmons Graduate Internship Program,
The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan
The Henry Ford’s Simmons Internship Program is designed for current graduate students pursuing careers in museums, historical agencies, conservation labs, or related fields. This internship provides participants with a great opportunity to gain in-depth work experience in a major American history museum.
Stipend and Terms of Internship
Simmons interns are awarded stipends for a minimum 12-week full time internship. Projects typically begin at the end of the spring term, but starting and ending dates for individual internships are negotiable. The Simmons Internship Program is funded by the Vera W. and Walter E. Simmons Endowment Fund
The application period for the 2014 Simmons Internship Program is closed. Thank you to all applicants!
Information about the 2015 Simmons Internship Program will be posted later this year. Please revisit this page for details.
Clark Travel-to-Collections Research Grant Program
The Clark Travel-to-Collections program provides support for research using the automotive history collections of The Henry Ford. Donation of the Henry Austin Clark, Jr. Library in 1991 substantially increased these collections. Applications are welcomed from researchers who want to use the automotive history collections and plan to publish or publicly present the results of their research. Researchers may include automotive researchers, journalists, teachers, librarians, museum curators, archivists, and students. The grant covers a minimum two-week period up to a maximum of two months. The research may cover any area of automotive history, including design, manufacturing, marketing, corporate history, or labor relations. Research should be directed toward production of a specific product, such as an article, chapter of a book, lecture, film, etc. The program will award two travel grants annually.
Grant Amount and Terms of Grant
The Clark Travel-to-Collections Research Grant Program provides up to $1,200 to defray travel expenses for researchers coming to use the Henry Austin Clark, Jr. automotive history material. Recipients are to be in residence or at least travel to The Henry Ford on a regular and consistent basis. Recipients should be prepared to devote their full time to the research funded by the fellowship. Two fellowships will be awarded annually. View topics of past grant recipients.
Applications will be accepted from March 1 to November 15, 2014 for research to be completed during 2015. Applications require a statement describing the project, submission of a budget, a timeline for completion of the research, a curriculum vitae, and two letters of support.
Clark Travel-to-Collections Program
Dina Mein, PhD
Director, Research Library
The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd
Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
The Clark Travel-to-Collections Grant Program is supported by the Henry Austin Clark, Jr. Endowment Fund.