The African American Studies and Research Center (AASRC) and Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) are currently recruiting Purdue students for a new summer research initiative in Black Studies. The “African American Studies and Research Center Undergraduate Summer Research Internship” is a 6-8 week program that places up to 5 students into paid internships with the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) in Indianapolis, IN. Students will work with staff professionals there to explore, process, and organize the museum’s expanding collection of manuscripts detailing all facets of black life and history in the city and state and help transform these and other artifacts into digital content. Students will also use these collections, most of which have not been previously available, and digital exhibits to produce their own independent research projects that they will present at conferences on and off campus in the following Fall and Spring semesters. Students interested in this program may submit applications for multiple available projects. The program supervisors will meet with candidates to discuss specific project specifics and extend offers. Students selected for the internship will earn a $5,000 stipend, housing allowance, and summer tuition scholarship.
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