Internship with AADS | African American and African Diaspora Studies

Internship with AADS

The Program strongly encourages AADS majors and minors to become interns. For the Spring 2020 internship, students will have the opportunity to work with AADS main office for event planning, networking, promotion and learning design related techniques for marketing. Interested students will need to complete the prerequisite courses, inquire directly with Dr. Morrisette, take part in an interview, and a candidate will be decided afterwards. These experiences allow students to expand their academic knowledge by engaging in practical experience.

See Below for Current Opportunities or Contact the Program Director, Khalia Carter (, to discuss options and to enroll in the course.

492 Internship in African American Studies (1-6:0:3-16)
Prerequisite Courses:  ADS 201, 210; ADS 376, ENG 376 or 374; ADS 356, HIS 301 or 389
Prerequisite Courses for AADS minors: AADS 201, 210, and two AADS-related courses
Interns must show 40 on-site hours each semester for each s.h. of credit sought.

Other opportunities exist with local law firms, non-profit organizations, museums, and other local businesses. Practical experience at sites serving populations of people of African descent. Two semester meetings with Program director. Students must complete 8 to 15 hours per week at site.

Guidelines & Expectations (form to complete is included)


Internship Opportunities

Community Engagement Coordinator, Spring 2021

The purpose of this internship is to gain experience in project management and publicity. Dr. Green is currently managing and coordinating events for the NEA Big Read, a community partnership that involves AADS and the Greensboro Public library and Greensboro Public Schools. Student(s) will work with the grant manager to develop a publicity strategy that reaches the community and meets the guidelines of the grant agency. This will include making flyers, developing social media accounts, and any other ideas the intern may have. The intern will also work with the supervisor to organize virtual events/activities for youth groups based on themes from the novel, Silver Sparrow, and to work with partners to coordinate those activities. Prior experience with social media highly preferred. Must have strong organization and time management skills. Must be available to attend at least three virtual evening events. See for times and dates of events and for a description of the NEA Big Read: