The purpose of The Amy T. Billingsley HBCU Summer Internship is to expose undergraduate students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to opportunities in the fields of public history, oral history, African American studies, archival and library sciences. This Summer Internship is open to any interested student in his or her junior or senior year at a four-year historically black college or university. Relevant majors include history, African American studies, archival or library sciences, or a humanities related field. See further application eligibility and guidelines below.
The HistoryMakers is a dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating the nation’s largest African American video oral history collection, an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well-known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to develop an archive of at least 5,000 interviews and share this material with the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships. In June 2014, the nation’s foremost repository—the Library of Congress—announced that it will serve as the permanent repository of The HistoryMakers collection. Now, fifty institutions have licensed The HistoryMakers Digital Archive for use on their campuses, and in the classroom, including Howard University, Savannah State University, Texas Southern University, and Johnson C. Smith University.