Position Title: Storytelling and Marketing Internship
Organization: American Heritage Center
Organization Overview: The American Heritage Center (AHC) is home to thousands of manuscript collections including documents, photographs, A/V materials, and artifacts ranging from pop culture and Hollywood to international politics to Wyoming and western history. Through primarily Wikipedia entries and AHC blog/vlog posts, the intern will work to celebrate and market the collections held by the AHC through storytelling on popularly used digital platforms.
Position Overview: Over the course of 10 weeks, the intern will produce at least 10 Wikipedia entries about separate collections from a list of provided by the AHC. Please see this entry as an example.
From within these collections or others at the AHC, the intern will produce a minimum of two blog/vlog posts for the AHC based on something in the collections that sparks their own interest. Each post is expected to be approximately 750-1000 words and include citations and images.
This internship is designed an intern to gain employable skills in the nonprofit sector and to accrue publication credits for their resume or academic applications. Depending on the subjects covered, students may also have the opportunity to take on a leadership role in challenging dominant narratives in history.
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 the American Heritage Center in Laramie. The internship requires on-site research in the AHC collections but some work may be done remotely in consultation with the internship supervisor.
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.
How to apply: To apply, email Brigida a current resume or CV, a short writing sample, 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: “Storytelling and Marketing Internship Application.” Review of applications will begin immediately.
Brigida R. Blasi, Public History Educator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 307-766-2580