The Center for Public History and Digital Humanities will be hosting a paid internship for one CSU undergraduate or graduate student in the History Department. The student will work closely with faculty and staff at both Cleveland State University and the Ohio Historical Society to assist in research and publication on the Civil War experience in Ohio.
Posting Date: August 17th, 2009
Employing Department: History
Campus Address: 1915 Rhodes Tower
Job Title: Research Asst.
Research Assistant (RA) will conduct historical research on the American Civil War as it relates to Ohio History, compiling/creating written essays, bibliographic materials, finding aids, etc… RA will work in concert with faculty and staff at CSU, as well as at the Ohio Historical Society. RA will post articles and information and manage digital archival procedures on Ohio Civil War Sesquicentennial website. RA may be asked to travel to Columbus and elsewhere for off-site research. RA will be responsible for reporting all hours worked and tasks completed on a weekly basis. Work will contribute to the development of teaching resources and teacher development workshops. Student will complete other tasks as assigned.
The successful candidate should be an advanced history or social studies major enrolled in at least 6 credit hours for the Fall semester, and preferably with some prior experience in the following areas: a) working with digital image and sound files; b) ability to conduct historical research and relate findings in oral, written and visual presentations; c) ability to work independently and efficiently between planning meetings; d) familiarity with blog software (WordPress), digital archival software (Omeka) and archival standards (Dublin Core); e) ability to travel for research purposes (travel expenses will be reimbursed).
Position may provide experiences related to what academic area(s):
Pay Rate/Range: $10/hour for 80 hours total
Does this position require an FWS award? No. All eligible (NWS and FWS) students may apply
Days & Times Needed: Flexible, but student must be able to work during the day, during the hours of operation of the various local and regional archival collections.
Hours Per Week: 10 hours per week, beginning within second week of Fall Semester.
How to Apply: Email a cover letter and resume, as well as the name/contact information of two references to Dr. Mark Tebeau at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org; materials may be hand delivered to Professor Tebeau’s office at Rhodes Tower 1908.