Duke Endowment Library Research Intern - Duke University Libraries
Description: The Duke Endowment Library Research Intern will conduct research into Duke’s institutional history with enslavement and 19th century labor. Through research in University Archives collections, the intern will create biographical profiles, as well as help develop educational modules to encourage students to engage with these stories, and will have the opportunity to consider and plan a public history installation to highlight their findings. 2 academic years appointment. The Intern will be part of a cohort of staff or fellows at the other three Duke Endowment educational institutions (Furman, Johnson C. Smith, and Davidson), all funded by The Duke Endowment. The four staff members or interns will conduct research into aspects of the schools’ racial histories, and, as a cohort, the group will check in on progress, offer feedback, and work toward creating a symposium and shared webpage that offer best practices for other universities undertaking this type of historical work.
Qualifications: BA/BS in liberal arts or social science fields and current enrollment in or recent graduate of a graduate program in public history, history, or other related fields. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; prior research experience using archival materials; strong project and time-management skills.
Salary: $17.00 / hour