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Summer Internship - Legacy of Slavery Research
Summer
Fulton
1/22/2013
Date inactive: 4/1/2013

Organization: Maryland State Archives

Location: The Maryland State Archives, Hall of Records Building, 350 Rowe Blvd.,Annapolis, MD 21401

Who: Undergraduate or graduate level college students attending Maryland schools or Maryland residents attending out-of-state schools are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to applicants whose applications reflect an educational background or experience in the field of African American history, studies, or genealogy. The competitive selection process is based on an evaluation of the following application materials:

  • Cover letter (statement of how you will benefit from the program and how the agency will benefit from your participation)
  • Maryland State Employment Application Form (MS 100) - may be downloaded at http://www.mdsa.net/msa/intromsa/employ/doc/ms100.doc
    Note: There is no announcement number. Use "Summer Intern" as the job title on the form.
  • Official copy of academic transcripts, both undergraduate and graduate, if applicable
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • A sample of the applicant's academic writing (copy of a paper written for class is accepted)
  • Completed Skills Assessment - may be downloaded at http://mdsa.net/msa/educ/interns/html/internskills2013.html

What: During the ten-week paid summer program, interns will join the on-going Flight to Freedom project which studies slavery and the Underground Railroad in Maryland. Interns will extract and compile biographic and geographic information from 19th century census records, newspapers and other 19th century primary source documents for inclusion in electronic databases and for online presentation on www.mdslavery.net. Attention to detail and basic computer skills are required, as interns will be primarily assigned to data entry; a background in African American history and/or studies is preferred. Some assignments may require regular off-site work. Interns will receive an hourly wage, paid bi-weekly. Hourly rates are based on education level: undergraduate at $10.99 per hour, and graduate at $11.61 per hour.

When: Wednesday, June 5 - Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Positions are Monday through Friday, 35 hours per week

How:Send all application materials to the address above (ATTN: Emily Oland Squires, Director of Research and Student Outreach). Materials must be postmarked on or before Monday, April 1, 2013. We will attempt to notify candidates of decisions on Monday, April 29, 2013. It is not necessary to be a history major to participate in the program, and students of other disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Questions: email: emily.squires@maryland.gov or call 410-260-6443