The HBCU Radio Preservation Project has established a summer semester position for a graduate student to work alongside the project field archivist and other staff from the NEDCC, assisting in preservation of materials at the radio stations located on HBCU campuses. The intern will gain real-world, practical skills in audio preservation and oral history by participating in a broad range of activities supporting collaboration between the radio stations and the institutional archives on their campuses, with a focus on project-based learning with clear outcomes.


• working with the project field archivist, archival fellow, and team members from the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), the Margaret Walker Center, and others to assist HBCU radio stations and their institutional archives with preservation of materials

• research, transcription, and preparation of metadata for a small but growing collection of oral history recordings housed at the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University in Mississippi accurately transcribing oral history interviews using a voice-to-text application (Trint or other app);

• creating database records;

• researching and helping identify and assess the archival value of materials; • processing of collections, including physical arrangement (sorting, boxing, labeling); • inventorying and describing of materials;

• creating collection guides and other basic finding aids;

• communicating with project team members.


• Current graduate student in a public history|archives program or


• Coursework/experience in archival work

• Interest in digital/audio preservation

• Knowledge of oral history as a preservation tool

• Strong organizational skills and attention to details

• Excellent communication and time management skills

• Ability to work independently; ability to take direction; willingness to ask questions

• Ability to work in a digital environment; proficiency with Microsoft Office & Google Workspace applications

Application deadline: March 22, 2024