Saturday, February 20, 2010

Internship - SC Political Collections

SC Political Collections at the University of SC, Columbia, offers a summer internship with a stipend of $2,250 to be awarded to a qualified graduate student enrolled in an archival education program outside of South Carolina. Intern projects require at least 135 hours and will vary depending on current SCPC needs and the interests of the intern. In a typical internship, a student will arrange and describe a small collection or a series within a major collection and analyze preservation needs. The student might also help with digitization, our oral history program, and the creation of exhibits and educational resources.

SCPC is a nationally recognized repository collecting the papers of individuals and organizations impacting on government, politics and society, chiefly in the post-World War II era. We have personal papers, the archives of organizations such as the state Democratic and Republican parties, visual materials, audio and video recordings, and electronic records. For more information, please see or or find us on Facebook.

Application deadline is May 1st. Questions, contact SCPC Director Herb Hartsook, Applications should include:

* Statement not exceeding 500 words explaining how an internship with SCPC fits the applicant’s educational program and career goals

* Current résumé

* Letter of recommendation from the head of the archival program in which the applicant is enrolled. That letter should clearly state the program’s internship requirements, including the number of hours required to successfully complete the internship.

Please address to:

Summer Internship Program
South Carolina Political Collections
University of South Carolina
720 College Street
Columbia, S.C. 29208