National Research Center Director Dr. Dan Littlefield looks
at boxed copies of Cherokee Phoenix and Cherokee Advocate
newspapers in the SNRC archives. The SNRC is a part of the
University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is seeking student
interns for the summer. (photo by Will Chavez - Cherokee Phoenix)
LITTLE ROCK, AR Each summer the Sequoyah National Research
Center hosts three tribally affiliated student interns for June
Interns are required to work a minimum of 25 hours per week
in the center doing basic archival and research work under the direction
of SNRC staff.
The SNRC at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock houses the
papers and special collections of tribal individuals and organizations
and holds the worlds largest archival collection of newspapers
and other periodicals published by tribal individuals and organizations.
The goal of the American Indian Student Internship Program is
to provide students an experiential learning environment in which
to acquire an understanding of the value of archives and the research
potential of the collections of the center and to engage in academic
research and practical database building activities related to tribal
culture, society and issues. Interns are expected to demonstrate
the value of their experience by either a summary report of work,
finding aids for collections or reports of research or other written
work that may be shared with their home institutions.
To qualify for an internship students must be tribally affiliated,
have completed at least 60 college hours and be in good standing
at their home institutions of higher learning.
Applications should include a unofficial copy of the students
academic transcript, a recommendation letter from the head of the
students major department or from another relevant academic
official and a statement of at least 250 words expressing why the
intern experience would likely be beneficial to the students
academic or career goals.
To assist the student in meeting expenses during the two-month
tenure of the internship, SNRC will provide on-campus housing and
$2,000 to defray other living expenses.
Students interested in applying should send applications or
inquiries by email to Daniel F. Littlefield or Erin Fehr at Sequoyah@ualr.edu.
The SNRC must receive applications by March 15. SNRC staff will
select three applicants and three alternates. Staff will notify
students of their decision by April 3.
For information regarding UALR and its guest housing facilities,
For information on the SNRC and its work, visit ualr.edu/sequoyah.
National Research Center
The Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) fosters a creative
and engaging atmosphere of research for the study of Native Americans
by providing access to unique resources by and about Native peoples.
SNRC is part of the Collections and Archives division at the University
of Arkansas at Little Rock. Collections and Archives supports the
academic success of the university community by engaging in research
and lifelong learning through three organizations: the Center for
Arkansas History and Culture, Ottenheimer Library, and the Sequoyah
National Research Center.