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Semester Internships

SNRC offers internships to undergraduate students through the Department of English (course number: ENGL 4390) and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology (course number: SOCI 4393). Each is a three-hour credit course, in which the student is required to spend three hours each week, working in the Center on an assigned project. The projects are generally tailored to meet the student’s academic needs, while utilizing the resources available in the Center.

SNRC also offers internships to graduate students enrolled in the Masters of Arts in Public History program. These students spend 180 hours in the Center working on an in-depth project involving research, arrangement and description, collection processing, or community outreach. After completion of the internship, students acquire and improve research skills useful in most professions and will be more prepared to enter the profession of archives, libraries, or museums.

Service-learning opportunities

SNRC offers opportunities to undergraduate students to spend a short time volunteering in the Center. The projects are tailored to the course in which the student is enrolled and may involve a research project on a particular topic that results in a written report the Center will use to aid future researchers. Examples are an annotated bibliography on missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada or environmental issues in Indian Country.

Native American Summer Internship Program

Each summer the Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) hosts three tribally-affiliated student interns for the period of June 1 through July 31. 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.

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