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Posted: 09/13/2018

North Carolina African American Heritage Commission
Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

About the NC African American Heritage Commission: The North Carolina General Assembly created the African American Heritage Commission (AAHC) in 2008 to ďassist the Secretary of Cultural Resources in the preservation, interpretation, and promotion of African American history, arts, and culture.Ē With this legislation, the AAHC identified African American heritage practitioners, such as curators, docents, and museum directors, as priority service populations. The AAHC became a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) in 2016 and partners with the departmentís affiliate agencies to achieve the commissionís mission of preserving, protecting, and promoting North Carolinaís African American history, art, and culture, for all people.

Web Internship
Internship Opportunity
Raleigh, NC
$1500 (stipend)
Open Until

Green Book Project Background:

Green Books Oasis Spaces: African American Travel in NC, 1936-1966, is an AAHC project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal grant agency. The project team will research the 326 North Carolina sites listed in The Negro Motorist Green Book between 1936 and 1966. Interns will work closely with the Research Historian to identify the status of Green Book sites, as well as collect stories, archival materials, and data related to those sites. The research will provide the foundation for a traveling exhibit and an interactive web portal.

Hours & Stipend:

††††† The internship will last for 10 weeks.

††††† Students should be prepared to commit 15 hours/week to the internship.

††††† The intern will be compensated with a $1,500 stipend.

Project Objective:

††††† To assist with creating the Green Book web portal by uploading audiovisual media (photographs, audio clips, and text).

††††† To assist with creating and editing audiovisual files for the Green Book web portal and traveling exhibit.

Major Tasks to be Performed:

††††† Uploading audiovisual materials (photographs, audio clips, and text) to the Green Book web portal.

††††† Editing audio files and creating audio clips for the Green Book web portal.

††††† Identifying quotes in audio files for use in the Green Book web portal and traveling exhibit as needed.

††††† Assist with editing and formatting photographs for the Green Book project as needed.

††††† Working with project staff and community stakeholders to collect data on Green Book sites during information sessions and community meetings.

Anticipated Outcomes:

††††† Collection of audiovisual material in the Green Book web portal for public audiences.


††††† Good oral and written communication skills.

††††† Good analytical thinking skills.

††††† Good time management skills and the ability to work independently.

Management Prefers:

††††† Experience working with the Drupal platform.

††††† Experience working with audiovisual files and editing software (Ex: Audacity, Adobe Suite).

††††† Experience with community engagement and/or community engaged research.

††††† Student currently enrolled at a HBCU (Historically Black College and University) or MIHE (Minority Institution of Higher Education).

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Student must be a rising junior, senior, or graduate student in History, Public History, African American History/Studies, American Studies, or related field.

How to apply
Submit your resume, cover letter, and transcript to greenbooknc@ncdcr.gov. Please use subject line Green Book Web Intern.

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