Our visiting writer for the Spring 2015 term will be journalist, filmmaker, and screenwriter, Skip Hollandsworth. He will be available to meet with students informally at the library in Green Center at 4 p.m., on Wednesday, February 25. That evening at 7:30, there will be a screening of the 2012 feature film Bernie, directed by Richard Linklater and starring Shirley MacLaine, Jack Black, and Matthew McConaughey. Mr. Hollandsworth co-wrote the script with Mr. Linklater. It was based on Mr. Hollandsworth’s 1998 Texas Monthly article, “Midnight in the Garden of East Texas,” which depicts the murder of an 82-year-old woman, Marjorie Nugent, by her 39-year-old companion, Bernhardt “Bernie” Tiede. Informed readers will be aware that Tiede has been lately in the news as his case and sentencing have come up for judicial reconsideration.
Following the screening, Mr. Hollandsworth will make brief remarks and engage in a question-and-answer session with the audience. This should be of particular interest to students with an interest in filmmaking, adaptation, journalism, and communication.
Mr. Hollandsworth, executive editor for Texas Monthly, is an award-winning journalist whose career began in Dallas. His articles have been recognized nationally as well as regionally, and he is an enthusiastic and personable individual who will provide a unique and entertaining evening following the screening of his film.
We are currently accepting applications for summer internships.
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum invites both undergraduate and graduate students to submit applications for our internship program. Please check the Volunteer Information Center to learn more about specific internship positions.
Due to the sensitive nature of Presidential materials, all interns must be at least 16 years of age and a U.S. Citizen – or holder of a permanent resident card or A1 Diplomatic Visa. All interns must successfully pass a background check and sign a confidentiality agreement. Prospective interns must be able to receive school credit from an accredited institution in order to be eligible.
If you are interested in applying for an internship, please complete:
- a cover letter identifying the specific internship project or type of work you are interested in performing and your dates of availability;
- the Volunteer Service Application and
- the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF 306);
- a resume;
- a copy of your most recent student transcript; and
- at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor or academic faculty member.
Please send your completed application packet to the address below.
Volunteer Program Coordinator
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205
General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org