Historical Research Assistant Internship, American Heritage Center

Laramie, WY

Position Title: Historical Research Assistant Internship

Organization: American Heritage Center

Organization Overview: As the archive of the University of Wyoming, the American Heritage Center (AHC) serves as the repository for University of Wyoming historical documents. This summer, the AHC is launching a new project to publish a calendar that will feature University of Wyoming historical images and information. The intern will assist in selecting historical images that will be featured in the calendar and will conduct research to identify events and activities that occurred on specific dates since the University’s founding in 1886.

Position Overview: Over the course of 10 weeks, the intern will conduct research in a variety of sources, including the Branding Iron, Board of Trustees meeting minutes, photographic collections, and university related manuscript collections that are housed at the American Heritage Center. This information will then be compiled into a calendar format. As this will be the first historical calendar produced at the AHC, the intern will have the opportunity to provide ideas and help shape the overall theme and look of the calendar. This position is a 10 week opportunity for a special projects intern in summer 2021. This internship is designed for students to gain employable skills and to accrue work experience for their resumes or academic applications.

Salary/pay: This internship is paid, with a lump sum stipend of $2000 at the completion of the internship. This requires 15 hours per week for a 10 week internship (can be adjusted to fit the student’s schedule). There is a possibility the internship can be renewed for the fall 2021 semester depending on available funding.

Qualifications: Anyone looking for early or transitional career experience in the humanities is eligible to apply for this internship, but recent UW graduates, current UW upper level undergraduates, and current UW graduate students will be given priority. Some level of previous experience with archival historical research and writing is preferred.

The intern will work at with the American Heritage Center in Laramie. The internship requires on-site research in the AHC collections. Some work may be done remotely in consultation with the internship supervisor.

How to apply: To apply, email John a current resume or CV and a cover letter addressing why this internship interests you and what you would hope to achieve. To ensure your application is received, please use the following subject line in your application email: “Historical Research Assistant Internship Application.” Review of applications will begin immediately.

John R. Waggener, Archivist, Waggener@uwyo.edu, 307-766-2563.