IHRC Offers Spring Internships for Undergraduates

Undergraduate students can gain experience in public history and digital archives while receiving course credit for Spring 2008. For details, see the complete internship description!

Undergraduate Student Internship with the Immigration History Research Center and the Asian American Studies Program, University of Minnesota

January, 2008

This position is located at the Immigration History Research Center, 311 Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave. S., West Bank Campus. Student will assist curatorial staff of the IHRC and faculty in the Asian American Studies Program in conceptualizing and designing a digital exhibit focusing on Southeast Asian refugee migration to Minnesota that will be used for research and teaching purposes. Other research for the project may involve the development of K-12 curriculum projects around the digital exhibit.

Students can sign up for the internship through AAS 3993 Directed Study for variable credit. (2-4 credits; 6-10 hours per week). Internship would require meeting weekly or as needed with faculty advisor and IHRC supervisor.

Duties: research archival and other materials relating to the themes of the digital exhibit, work with IHRC staff on design and production of digital exhibit.

Qualifications: advanced undergraduate standing; interest in Asian American and migration studies; curriculum development; public outreach. Intern should be self-directed and work well collaboratively. Technical expertise is not a requirement.

Terms: Begins after January 22, 2008 up to 10 hours/week, flexible schedule to be arranged M-F between 8:00-4:30, to May 17, 2008

Academic goals and professional skills relating to the internship:
Intern will learn about Southeast Asian American history; explore how knowledge and histories about refugee and immigrant populations are produced, collected, and disseminated. Students will have an opportunity to develop digital technology skills.