Summer | NYC | Internship | Unpaid | Due by 5/16
The African-American History Trust seeks recent college graduates and graduate students to participate in an UNPAID Internship as a Research Assistant. The role of the Research Assistant is pivotal in managing the largest known private collection of African-American History in the United States.
You will gain valuable experience assisting with the primary collection management goals of The African-American History Trust (AAHT), including: 1. Researching sub-collections within AAHT that highlight topics such as: Military, slavery, abolition, Civil Rights, women, politics, arts & entertainment, education and religion, sports, aviation and decorative arts. 2. Managing data and meta-data about the collection and building a database that can be easily accessed online. 3. Creating a successful catalogue for the collection.
For this project you will work remotely and your responsibilities will include:
1. Creating an annotated bibliography for ten objects from the subject of your choosing with a minimum of three sources.
2. Once the bibliographies are complete then we will discuss which objects you would like to further pursue, if any. You are not obligated to continue beyond this point unless you want to write a catalogue entry for the object of your interest.
The time commitment will be from June 1st until July 31st 2016 about 3-10 hours a week. You will learn: 1) How to find primary and secondary resources for independent research 2) How to track the progress of your research methods 3) The historic foundations of the topic you choose as it pertains to the influence of African-American culture in the United States.
Application Instructions / Public Contact Information
In your cover letter please state why you wish to contribute to The African-American History Trust, which subject you would like to research and why you should be selected over other candidates. Submit your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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