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Oral History Internship

The OSU Library has an opening for an OKLAHOMA ORAL HISTORY RESEARCH PROGRAM INTERN to work 10 hours per week during the spring semester. Continued employment following the end of the semester is possible. Hours will be scheduled between 8 a.m-5 p.m., Monday–Friday.

Employment as an intern is on a semester by semester basis. Continued employment is contingent upon funding and performance. This internship is not eligible for course credit at this time





Prospective interns will be asked to have some project in mind at the beginning of the semester which will contribute to both their education and to the OOHRP’s collections or outreach. The project will involve creating a multimedia digital project which highlights existing OOHRP collections. The work duties and reading assignments (to be done on work time) will be individualized based on the intern’s proposed project. The successful candidate will learn about how oral history interfaces with digital humanities and will be responsible for creating a substantially completed pilot project by the end of the semester.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent command of English language demonstrated by strong aural, oral, and written communication skills
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word
  • Proficiency in any specialized software proposed by the candidate for the project

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Oklahoma history, places, and people
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Access
  • Background in video editing, audio editing, website creation, and/or social media platforms

Application Instructions:

This position is currently filled. Applicants must submit: 

  • an Internship Application
  • a resume and a letter of interest addressing how your skills and background are applicable to the internship to

For additional information, please visit or contact the Dean's Office at 744-6322.

More about this Internship

Majors considered:

  • Any of the humanities or social sciences including media and strategic communications or computer science
  • Any other major, if the student can explain how the ability to create digital projects tied to OOHRP collections would be helpful to his/her research