News for History students - 1/23/2023

1) Library Special Collections internship
The Library's Special Collections invites current students to submit an application for the Cal Poly Humboldt Library Scholar Internship. This internship offers students an opportunity to work in the Special Collections and gain valuable experience with archives, manuscripts, and rare books. Over the course of one semester, students will have hands-on experience in special collections, archives, public history and museum studies as a profession. Interns in the Library Scholars program will be introduced to a variety of archival skills such as processing collections, digital projects, preparing exhibits, conducting research, and marketing Special Collections. Applications are due January 25.

2) Resume Review Meetings for Career Expo

Are you attending the Career & Volunteer Expo on Thur, 2/16? The Career Expo is a great opportunity to connect with a variety of organizations offering job and internship opportunities! Confidently showcase your strengths, skills and experience by meeting with one of our career advisors to review your resume, discuss networking strategies, and ask any other questions.
3) Humboldt County commission vacancies
Several county commissions, including the Human Rights Commission, could use younger volunteers to serve. The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors establishes advisory boards, commissions, and committees to represent and make recommendations to the Supervisors on various topics. The Board appoints persons to these commissions to represent individual Board members or in an at-large (county-wide) capacity. A list of the commissions with descriptions of their mandate can be found here. Contact Tracy D'Amico at the Clerk of the Board's office for more information about these committees, rosters, and vacancies or contact
4) Youth Educational Services volunteer opportunities
Y.E.S. is excited to offer in-person, virtual and short-term volunteer opportunities this semester! Our spring volunteer opportunities include:
  • 7 student-led semester-long programs that will engage in-person at school and community sites (2-3 hour/week commitment)
  • Virtual Pen Pal Program (10-15 hour commitment)
  • Shorter-term options through the VOP program include:
    • Drop-in knitting at YES (Tuesday 12:00-12:50 starting 1/31/23)
    • Gardening with Potawot Community Food Garden Learn more
    •  Serve-a-Thon / Cesar Chavez Day of Caring (Friday, March 31st, 2023) 
Y.E.S. spring semester recruitment will be limited to the 2-week academic enrollment period. If a student wishes to participate in a semester-long Y.E.S. program, they need to register by 1/30/23 deadline. Here are some ways to learn more about Y.E.S. opportunities: 
  • YES Informational Slides _S23
  • Y.E.S. Open House: Tuesday, 1/24 (3-4) at Y.E.S. 
  • Tabling on the Quad - during the first 2 weeks of the semester (10am-2pm)
5) Fred Korematsu Day
*Read Fred Korematsu's story here.


Johnston-Aronoff Scholarship
The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a Cal Poly Humboldt History student who will be a full-time student – 12 units – with junior or senior standing in fall 2023. Students who meet even one of the following preferences are encouraged to apply: have an emphasis in the study of California and/or the Western United States; OR who are Native American; OR who are pursuing a history-related (e.g., social sciences) teaching credential; OR who have graduated from either a Humboldt County charter or high school. To apply for the scholarship, submit online, via the Scholarship button on the Financial Matters tab of your myHumboldt portal, the materials listed there. (Make sure you are viewing the complete list of scholarships – not just “recommended” scholarships – and then do a search for “Johnston-Aronoff.”) The application deadline is January 31. 
Free History writing tutors
The History Department is offering FREE WRITING TUTORS to any student enrolled in a History class! Writing Tutors can assist with crafting a thesis, proofreading, choosing correct grammar, and understanding how to effectively structure an essay, research paper, slideshow, or any other writing assignment. Reach out today to one of our Certified Writing Aces (not a real thing, but it sounds impressive), Dakota Adelmann ( and Ian Jones (! Please contact them directly to make an appointment.