The Missouri State Archives invites applications from graduate or advanced undergraduate students who are interested in working with the many collections of primary source material related to African American history in Missouri held by the Archives.
The African American History Internship is part of the Archives' commitment to foster a broad public awareness of the rich and important contributions of African Americans to Missouri, to offer new resources to historians and others who are studying the history of African Americans in Missouri, and to provide new tools for primary and secondary teachers in Missouri's schools.
Projects in 2009 include research relating to African American Missourians and the Civil War. The intern will assist in projects leading to the development of Archives’ exhibits and further research.
Three thousand dollars will be awarded to the successful candidate for 10 weeks of work, at 40 hours per week during the summer of 2009, at the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City and/or its St. Louis branch. This monetary award is intended to defray travel and living expenses, and other work-related costs. Applicants must either attend a Missouri college or university or be a Missouri resident. Interested students must submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a college transcript, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can describe the applicant’s qualifications for this award.
The successful candidate must be able to lift and carry a forty-pound box and climb a ladder to retrieve materials.
Shelly J. Croteau, Ph.D., C.A.
Assistant State Archivist
Missouri State Archives
600 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 1747
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-1747
Missouri Digital Heritage Initiative: http://www.MissouriDigitalHeritage.com
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