American Indian / Alaska Native Student Summer Internship

American Indian / Alaska Native Student Summer Internship

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      Lisa HenryLisa Henry

      American Indian / Alaska Native Student Summer Internship

      Each summer the Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) hosts three tribally-affiliated student interns for an eight-week period in June and July. Interns work at least 25 hours per week in the Center doing basic archival and research work under the direction of Center staff.

      The goal of the 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 archival activities related to tribal culture, society, and issues. Interns are expected to demonstrate the value of their experience through 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.


      Students must be tribally-affiliated, have completed 60 college hours, and be in good standing at their home institutions of higher learning.

      Application materials:

      Personal statement of at least 250 words expressing why the intern experience would be beneficial to the student’s academic or career goals
      Unofficial copy of the student’s academic transcript
      Resume or CV
      Recommendation letter from the head of the student’s major department or from another relevant academic official.
      To assist the student in meeting expenses during the two-month tenure of the internship, the Center provides on-campus housing and $2,000 to defray other living expenses. A call for applications will go out early each year with a deadline of March 15. For additional information, contact us at

      Dates for 2019 internships:

      March 15, 2019: Application due.

      April 1, 2019: Applicants will be notified.

      June 3, 2019: First day of internship

      July 26, 2019: Last day of internship

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