Wednesday, January 6, 2010


SEQUOYAH NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER SUMMER INTERNSHIPS The Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) seeks three triballyaffiliated student interns for summer 2010 during the period of June 1through July 31. Interns will work at least 25 hours per week in theCenter doing basic archival and research work under the direction ofCenter staff. The SNRC at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) housesthe papers and special collections of tribal individuals andorganizations, the world's largest archival collection of newspapersand other periodicals published by tribal individuals andorganizations, and the Dr. J. W. Wiggins Collection of Native AmericanArt, consisting more than 2,300 artworks, a massive archivedocumenting the collection, and a reference library on indigenous artof more than a thousand volumes. The goal of the American Indian Student Internship Program is toprovide students an experiential learning environment in which toacquire an understanding of the value of archives and the researchpotential of the collections of the Center and to engage in academicresearch and practical database building activities related to tribalculture, society, and issues. Interns will be expected to demonstratethe value of their experience by either a summary report of work,finding aids for collections, reports of research or other writtenwork that may be shared with their home institutions. To qualify for an internship, students must Be tribally affiliatedHave completed at least 60 college hoursBe in good standing at their home institutions of higher learning Applications should include A copy of the student's academic transcriptA reference or sponsor letter from the head of the student's majordepartment or from another relevant academic officialA statement of no more than one page expressing why the internexperience would likely be beneficial to the student's academic orcareer goals. To assist the student in meeting expenses during the two-month tenureof 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 inquiriesby e-mail to Daniel F. Littlefield at or RobertE. Sanderson at 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 mustreceive applications by March 15, 2010. The Center will select threeapplicants and three alternates. The Center staff will notifystudents of their decision by April 1, 2010.

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