American Indian / Alaska Native Student Summer Internship

Each summer the Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) hosts 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 affiliated with a federally-recognized tribe, 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 $2,500 to defray other living expenses. A call for applications will go out early each year. For additional information, contact us at

Dates for 2023 internships:

March 31, 2023: Application due.

April 7, 2023: Applicants will be notified.

June 5, 2023: First day of internship

July 28, 2023: Last day of internship

Summer Internship Application

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    The letter may also be emailed directly from the recommender to Erin Fehr at