Student Resources and Opportunities

Extracurricular Activities

The African American Studies Program hosts and co-sponsors various events each semester for students, faculty and staff, and the larger community.  A current list of programs offered this semester is included at our blog.  For more information about all events, contact Dr. Anthony Greene at 843.953.0675 or by email at


Students interested in interning should contact the AAST director. Area businesses, museums and organizations are eager for interns with knowledge of African American history and culture.

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Internship Documents: AAST 381

Non credit-based internships

The Certificate Internship Program (CIP) through the CofC Career Center is an alternative if academic credit is not an option. That way the internship can still appear on your transcript and many employers require that you receive some form of credit.


Charleston County School District

Are you interesting in pursuing work internship experience in the field of education? The African American Studies Program is proud to announce a new internship opportunity for AAST majors and minor with the Charleston County School District’s Kaleidoscope After-School Program. This is a paid position, but students can also earn AAST 381: African American Studies Internship credit toward their AAST degree program!

Primary Responsibilities for the internship include:

  • Counselors are expected to supervise and engage with elementary students, K5-5th grade, both indoors and outdoors during after-school hours.
  • Stay with the assigned group and never leave children unattended.
  • Provide homework assistance, plan activities, distribution of snacks, supplies, and taking accurate attendance.
  • Demonstrate respect for children and families. Promote the concepts of responsibility and cooperation.
  • Assist the Site Coordinator in providing all services and reports. Execute planned activities as determined by the Site Coordinator.
  • Attend all staff meetings and training sessions.

Students interested in the position should

  1. Contact the Expanded Learning Recruitment Coordinator, Meghan Morris, for more information.
  2. Apply directly through the CCSD website via Job Opportunities for After-School Counselor (JobID: 25671) position.
  3. Discuss enrolling in AAST 381 with your faculty advisor.

Avery Research Center

The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture seeks undergraduate interns to assist in a dynamic and engaging program of collecting, transcribing, and archiving manuscript collections and oral histories. Students will gain professional training and hands-on experience in the collection of oral histories that reveal untold stories of the civil rights revolution; labor and work; gender and African American women; race and the city of Charleston; and struggles for “Black Power” in the American South.  Students will be trained in the professional standards of conducting, transcribing, preserving, and digitizing oral history interviews.  As students work with the material, they will also be encouraged to use our oral history collection to conduct their own research and student papers.


International African American Museum

The International African American Museum (IAAM) aims to re-imagine South Carolina's place in global history, illuminating the development of the international slave trade and the impact of enslaved and free blacks on the Atlantic World. Interns will be involved in a variety of activities, including updating the website and working with the IAAM Program Assistant to maintain and expand the IAAM presence on various social media platforms. Interns can also expect to assist in planning meetings, conferences, and both public and private events hosted by IAAM. There may be some public outreach and liaison work with other organizations and institutions to expand public awareness of the museum, its mission and role in the community. Interns are expected to be available regularly during the semester and the summer. For more information, please visit the IAAM website.

Contact Kameelah Martin at or 843.953.0675 for further details.