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Posted: 02/15/2018

North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Office of Archives and History

The mission of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History is to collect, preserve, and utilize the state's historic resources so that present and future residents may better understand their history. To this purpose the office safeguards the documentary and material evidence of past generations for the education of all citizens and the protection of their democratic rights. This is done through: •Collecting, preserving, and managing archival materials, state and local records, and public information •Researching, writing, publishing and widely distributing popular and scholarly works on North Carolina history •Identifying, protecting and enhancing historic properties and archeological sites •Preserving, interpreting and maintaining important state historic sites and landmarks •Operating programs of technical, professional and financial assistance for private and public history projects •Collecting, preserving and displaying artifacts to educate the public about the state's past . The agency provides leadership and assistance to encourage the stewardship of historic resources by government agencies, private individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations throughout the state. The North Carolina Office of Archives and History looks to the future as it endeavors to save what is important from the past and present for the education and fulfillment of all North Carolinians. The character, cultural identity, and direction of North Carolina emerge from its historic heritage.

Documenting NC Historic American Indian Schools HBCU- Intern
Internship Opportunity
Raleigh, NC
$15.00 / hour
Open Until

Description of work

Project Objective: Conduct research and prepare materials for drafting of historical context for historic American Indian schools in North Carolina, including properties where the school buildings are no longer standing; inventory American Indian Schools (surviving and gone); record information in State Historic Preservation Office and Office of State Archeology databases and maps for historic places; prepare an outreach poster for project.

 Major Tasks to be Performed: (1) Prepare annotated bibliography of source material, scholarly research and articles, and other available information on historic American Indian Schools in North Carolina, and conduct and record oral history interviews with community members who attended historic American Indian Schools; (2) create database of American Indian schools in North Carolina, including location, age, status, and tribal affiliation; (3) With the State Historic Preservation Office (HPO), prepare architectural survey forms for any surviving schools built before 1970, and map in HPOWEB, the statewide GIS mapping enterprise for the HPO; non-extant schools will also be mapped in HPOWEB; (4) With the Office of State Archeology, prepare cemetery forms for any community cemeteries related to a school and map them in the archeology layers of HPOWEB; (5) With the Office of State Archeology, prepare a poster summarizing the project's research and findings for outreach purposes.
Final Product or Outcome Anticipated: This work will provide information on American Indian Schools in North Carolina that can be used to develop a historical context, educational materials, historical markers, and potentially a multiple property nomination for the National Register of Historic Places.  It is also anticipated that the student will prepare an educational poster depicting the distribution of American Indian schools that can be shared with the community.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies


  • Applicant must have research experience
  • Applicant must have database experience
  • Applicant must possess goo oral and writing communication skills
  • Must attach a cover letter and transcript to application
  • Must have a 2.5 or higher GPA
  • Must be a current student attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) or a Minority Institution of Higher Education (MIHE) in the state of North Carolina.

Qualified Schools

  • Bennett College
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Livingstone College
  • North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Saint Augustine University
  • Shaw University
  • UNC Pembroke
  • Winston-Salem State University

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Student should be a rising junior, senior or Graduate student studying Anthropology, History, American Indian Studies

How to apply
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