Bound oral histories

As part of our Mountains to Metropolis Oral History Project (funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities), the Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books will offer a special opportunity for paid and course credit-eligible internships for the Summer and Fall 2023 semesters. Interns will assist in indexing and describing a collection of oral histories using software applications and will conduct related historical research. Student interns will work with members of the KSU Archives and Special Collections unit, housed in the Sturgis Library on the Kennesaw campus. 

NOTE: This is a paid internship at the rate of $11.50/hour.

Must be enrolled as a KSU student during the internship semester and be eligible for internship credit. Consult with your academic advisor or department internship coordinator to determine eligibility.
Must be enrolled at the Junior level or higher, with 1.5 – 2 years experience. 


  • Assist with indexing and describing oral histories using the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer.
  • Engage in historical research to support indexing and description activities.


  • Include department specific knowledge, skills and abilities, the list provided is standard  
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, independent judgment, communication (verbal and written), time management, and presentation skills
  • Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
  • Ability to work independently and apply critical thinking 
  • Strong historical research skills
  • Comfortable learning new software systems/applications

Interest in 20th Century American history and/or Georgia History   

Applications for Summer and Fall 2023 internships will be accepted from March 1 to April 1, 2023. To apply, please email the following to

  • Resume, including your contact information, anticipated graduation date (if known), and work experience
  • Cover letter including a brief description of your interest in the internship

A maximum of 3 hours of course credit is available per internship, contingent on permission from the internship coordinator within your major/area of study.