Applicants must either be currently enrolled in or have successfully completed SWGS 101 or 201 to apply for the internship.
This internship contributes to the engaged research CSWGS pursues as a founding partner of Houston ARCH (Area Rainbow Collective History). Houston ARCH brings together individuals and organizations in the greater Houston area to support the collection and preservation of local LGBT community history and expand digital access to related historical materials. (http://houstonarch.pbworks.com)
The Intern’s primary responsibility is to conduct oral history interviews and produce both archival-quality files of the interviews and final video products for public distribution. Interns will receive a stipend of $2,000 per oral history and will commit to collecting either one or two oral histories over the summer of 2016. Each Intern may earn up to $4,000 per summer. Each oral history is expected to take six weeks to collect, or approximately 120 hours of work. As part of their paid time, Interns are expected to engage with Houston’s LGBTQ preservation communities as appropriate (for example, public meetings of Houston ARCH, assisting with the History Tent at the Pride Festival in June). All projects must be completed by August 18, 2017.
The products of the internship may be made available to the public in a variety of forms: public presentations through Houston ARCH, the History Tent at the Pride Festival, and as part of the permanent collection of the Woodson Research Center, the archival arm of Rice University’s Fondren Library.
Submit a proposal to interview people from the targeted list below. Specify whether you seek to collect one oral history (1/2 summer of support), or two (a full summer of support). Your proposal should include a specific timeline of work and note what modes of transportation are available to you, as some travel within Houston may be necessary.
Proposals should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on February 13, 2017
Potential Interviewees for Summer 2017: