Graduate Research Assistantships
Special Collections sponsors several graduate research assistantships. These positions traditionally are assigned to graduate students in the Public History program, but graduate students in the regular graduate history program also qualify. Graduate students with an interest in historical research in other disciplines also may be considered. Assignments include processing archival collections and staffing the public Reading Room, as well as assisting researchers from campus and from the public. Previous experience is welcome, but not necessary. For more information on how to qualify for a GRA position, see your academic adviser. To apply for a GRA, contact Suzanne Durham, Head of Special Collections, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678.839.5350.
GRA's in Special Collections - Summer 2013
My name is Jason Kennedy and I am from Green Bay, Wisconsin, by way of Douglasville, Georgia. I graduated from UWG in 2009 with a BA in history, and in 2010 received a teaching certificate for history (6-12). I am currently a student in the Master of History program, a member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Phi Alpha Theta, and I expect to graduate in July 2013. I am currently working with the Georgia's Political Heritage Program, digitizing recorded interviews of Georgia political figures. My interest in Special Collections comes from a desire to learn more about American politics.
My name is Jennifer Little. I first attended the University of West Georgia as an Advanced Academy student in 2005. I continued on to get my B.A. in History in 2010. I lived a semester in Finland during my undergraduate years, studying the history, culture and the Finnish/Russian relations of the Karelian region in Eastern Finland and over the Russian border. I'm currently studying for my Masters in Public History. I want to use my degree and experience to get a job in museum work.