Call for Internship Applications!

We are currently seeking a Records Digitization Intern who will work primarily off-site scanning and creating an archive of primary documents related to the history of the free and enslaved residents at Somerset.

Primary source material related to the activities of the Collins Family and the enslaved community is located in several repositories across the state, including but not limited to the State Archives of North Carolina, the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the J.Y. Joyner Library at East Carolina University. 

While the major focus of this position will be digitization, the intern will also be expected to work a total of eight days on site, where s/he will learn to give public tours, lead educational programs, and provide support with gift shop operations and visitor services. 

Since the bulk of the intern’s work will take place at either one of the repositories in the Triangle or the Joyner Library in Greenville, s/he will not be expected to reside near Somerset for the duration of the internship.  A specific schedule alternating digitization and on-site duties will be tailored to the intern’s needs. 

This position is for 24 hours per week for eight weeks, June-July, 2019. 


Digitization of primary documents

Guided tours

Educational programming

Visitor Services

Special events


Upper-level undergraduate or graduate students with majors in History, U.S. History, African American Studies, Anthropology/Archaeology, Museum Studies, Archival Management, or Library Science preferred.

Required Skills

Familiarity with archival practices

Experience with archival research

Strong attention to detail

Able to work independently and as a team

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office


$1,500 stipend

 To Apply

Please submit via email a resume, cover letter, 3 professional references, and your most recent transcript by April 30, 2019 to:

Kathleen Gleditsch

Assistant Site Manager

Funding for this internship is provided by the North Carolina Museums Council Summer Intern Award.