SEQUOYAH NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
The Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) seeks three tribally
affiliated student interns for summer 2010 during the period of June 1
through July 31. Interns will work at least 25 hours per week in the
Center doing basic archival and research work under the direction of
The SNRC at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) houses the
papers and special collections of tribal individuals and organizations,
the world's largest archival collection of newspapers and other
periodicals published by tribal individuals and organizations, and the
Dr. J. W. Wiggins Collection of Native American Art, consisting more
than 2,300 artworks, a massive archive documenting the collection, and
a reference library on indigenous art of more than a thousand volumes.
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 will be expected to demonstrate
the value of their experience by either a summary report of work,
finding aids for collections, 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 Be in good standing at their home institutions of higher learning
Applications should include
A copy of the student's academic transcript A reference or sponsor
letter from the head of the student's major department or from another
relevant academic official A statement of no more than one page
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, the Center offers
On-campus housing paid for by the Center ($1,000) 2,000 to defray other living expenses.
Students interested in applying should send applications or inquiries by e-mail to Daniel F. Littlefield at [log in to unmask] or Robert E. Sanderson at [log in to unmask] or by U. S. mail to SNRC, University Plaza, Suite 500, University of Arkansas at Little Rock,
2801 S. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204. The SNRC must
receive applications by March 15, 2010. The Center will select three
applicants and three alternates. The Center staff will notify students
of their decision by April 1, 2010.
For information regarding UALR and its housing facilities, see http://www.ualr.edu. For information on the SNRC and its work, see http://ualr.edu/sequoyah.
Nonprint Media Services Library
University of Maryland College Park
301-405-9236 fax 301-314-9419
[log in to unmask]