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African American Heritage Commission Internships & Fellowships

The African American Heritage Commission offers a variety of internship and fellowship opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students with interests in history, public history, art, art history, arts administration, folklore, African American studies, American studies, and non-profit management.

Check back often for information on upcoming opportunities.

Summer 2019 Research Fellowship | APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

We are seeking a Summer 2019 Research Fellow for A Tale of Two Ships: Developing a Research & Interpretation Plan for Revealing Hidden Histories of One Ship with Two Identities.

This project is funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and led by the AAHC. The project aims to develop a plan for continuing collections research and interpretation using archives and artifacts, to reveal and retell the many still hidden histories of North Carolina shipwreck 31CR314), identified as Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR), that was previously the French slave ship La Concorde (LaC). 

The primary purpose of this position is to act as a history Research Fellow for A Tale of Two Ships. The Research Fellow will be charged with the principal duty of contributing to and presenting the “Plan for Collections Research and Interpretation, using Archives and Artifacts, to Reveal and Retell the Many Still Hidden Histories of North Carolina Shipwreck 31CR314”.

The Research Fellow will perform secondary and archival-based research at the QAR Lab in Greenville, NC, as well as archival research in Nantes, France. Finally, the Research Fellow will develop content, based on their research, for the web, public programs, a research and interpretation plan and an academic paper or poster presentation. 

Application deadline: 6:00 p.m. on January 4, 2019. Review the position description here or at the bottom of this page. To apply, please submit resume, cover letter and transcript to Please use subject line "Summer Research Fellow.

Other Internships & Fellowships

None currently available.

We are happy to share internship and fellowship opportunities from North Carolina, and from across the country.* Have something to share? Email us. 

*Opportunities shared at the discretion of AAHC staff. 

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