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Oral History Internship - Digital Project Intern

The OSU Library seeks a creative individual with strong writing and digital media skills to serve as the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program’s Oklahoma Native Artist Oral History Project Digital Project intern. The successful candidate will work with the OOHRP to develop and populate a research companion website for the Oklahoma Native Artist oral history project.

The Digital Project Intern will work 10-15 hours per week during the fall (September - December 2016). Hours will primarily be scheduled Monday-Friday between 8 am and 5 pm, with the possibility of some extended hours based on travel needs.

Employment as an intern is on a semester by semester basis. Continued employment is contingent upon funding and performance. This position may be eligible for internship credit for some majors. Filing for credit is the responsibility of the student.




The Digital Project Intern will work collaboratively with the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program faculty and staff to create a dynamic and engaging online component to highlight the primary source research created with the Oklahoma Native Artist oral history project. This internship will also be responsible for researching, compiling and connecting work on this topic outside of the OOHRP collections and sharing it through a Wordpress website. The responsibilities of the intern will include researching online archives, exhibit logs, publications, and other related venues to compile a log of Oklahoma Native Artist related research, in addition to developing multi-media pod-casts or digital storytelling segments related to the work, culture, and history of Oklahoma Native Artists.. The intern will be responsible for assisting to shape the public story of this project's goals.

Required Qualifications:

  • OSU student enrolled at least part-time (6 hours undergraduate/ 4 hours graduate).
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Comfort asking questions, and seeking feedback
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and ability to work on PC.
  • Ability to maintain professional decorum in a team environment and accept constructive feedback on writing.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in and/or knowledge of Oklahoma’s Native American cultures
  • Experience in and/or knowledge of Indigenous Studies.
  • Experience with Art, Art History, and/or Material Culture Studies
  • Experience working in WordPress.
  • Experience with audio and video production.


Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants must submit:

  • an  Internship Application  with
  • a letter of interest
  • resume
  • work sample, if available of web or multi-media production

For additional information, please visit or contact the Dean's Office at 744-9725.

More about this Internship

Majors considered:

  • Marketing
  • Art, History, English and other humanities
  • Graphic Design
  • Library Science
  • Journalism


Benefits for the student:

  • The student will learn how to develop web content concisely for a popular audience.
  • The student will hone writing and digital storytelling skills.
  • The student will learn to work in a university outreach driven team and have the opportunity to interact with individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
  • The student will complete the internship with portfolio items suitable to present to potential employers.


Benefits to the Library:

  • The Library will gain increased visibility for the work and outreach driven mission of the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program, including the investment and fulfillment of the land grant mission to represent and serve all of Oklahoma.