ASHP Seeks Intern to Research Latino History in the U.S.

2011 January 13
by Leah Nahmias

We are currently seeking a graduate student intern for Summer or Fall 2011 to research and compile a collection of teaching materials on the Latino experience in the United States. Depending on the research interests of the intern and the guidance of ASHP staff, the topic may be narrowed (i.e., narrowed by region, time period, theme, etc.).

The intern will work with members of ASHP/CML’s education department to develop a set of teaching materials (visual and print primary sources, secondary sources such as background essays or quantitative data, analysis questions, possible teaching activities). The intern will also be asked to draft an introductory essay for the collection. The ideal candidate will be able to research Spanish-language materials and produce translations for classroom use.

The collection will be featured in ASHP/CML’s forthcoming website of teaching materials, HERB. HERB is an extensive archive of primary documents, teaching strategies, and other resources that explore how ordinary people both influenced and were influenced by economic, social and political transformations in U.S. history.

The internship will be part-time (approximately 10-20 hours/week) for 10-12 weeks.


  • Currently pursuing an M.A. or Ph.D. in history, Latino Studies, public history, history education or other related relevant field
  • Demonstrated interest/expertise on topics related to history of Latinos in the U.S., immigration and migration, labor history, U.S. cultural and social history
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English) highly preferred

Help us spread the word to qualified candidates looking to build a portfolio of research, education, or public history projects! Interested students should submit a cover letter and resume/CV and one letter of recommendation to Donna Thompson at by March 1, 2011. In your cover letter, please include

  • Your commitment preference (hours and weeks, summer or fall)
  • Past relevant research or work experience on Latinos in the U.S.

We regret this is an unfunded position, but we are able to pay local transportation costs.

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