Sequoyah National Research Center seeks summer interns

BY STAFF REPORTS
02/13/2018 10:00 AM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
Sequoyah National Research Center Director Dr. Dan Littlefield looks at boxed copies of Cherokee Phoenix and Cherokee Advocate newspapers in the SNRC archives. The SNRC is a part of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is seeking student interns for the summer. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Each summer the Sequoyah National Research Center hosts three tribally affiliated student interns for June and July.

Interns are required to work a minimum of 25 hours per week in the center doing basic archival and research work under the direction of SNRC staff.

The SNRC at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock houses the papers and special collections of tribal individuals and organizations and holds the world’s largest archival collection of newspapers and other periodicals published by tribal individuals and organizations.

The goal of the American Indian Student Internship Program is to provide students an experiential learning environment in which to acquire an understanding of the value of archives and the research potential of the collections of the center and to engage in academic research and practical database building activities related to tribal culture, society and issues. Interns are expected to demonstrate the value of their experience by either a summary report of work, finding aids for collections or reports of research or other written work that may be shared with their home institutions.

To qualify for an internship students must be tribally affiliated, have completed at least 60 college hours and be in good standing at their home institutions of higher learning.

Applications should include a unofficial copy of the student’s academic transcript, a recommendation letter from the head of the student’s major department or from another relevant academic official and a statement of at least 250 words expressing why the intern experience would likely be beneficial to the student’s academic or career goals.

To assist the student in meeting expenses during the two-month tenure of the internship, SNRC will provide on-campus housing and $2,000 to defray other living expenses.

Students interested in applying should send applications or inquiries by email to Daniel F. Littlefield or Erin Fehr at Sequoyah@ualr.edu. The SNRC must receive applications by March 15. SNRC staff will select three applicants and three alternates. Staff will notify students of their decision by April 3.

For information regarding UALR and its guest housing facilities, visit www.ualr.edu/housing. For information on the SNRC and its work, visit ualr.edu/sequoyah.

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