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

Charleston County Aviation Authority

The Charleston County Aviation Authority invites current or recent graduate students to participate in the Fall 2021 Internship program at the Charleston International Airport. Interns will be paid up to 20 hours a week depending on their work schedule. During their 10-week program, interns will engage in hands on experience in the commercial airport setting as well as create networking opportunities. We are seeking students who meet the following

  • College Junior, Senior, recent college graduate or currently enrolled in a graduate study program.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Enrolled in a program leading to a bachelor's or master's degree.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Work-related experience is a plus, but not required.
  • Strong computer skills (such as Microsoft Office, email, and adapt use of a PC).

Students will be required to fill out an application and submit it to Essence Wolfe in the Human Resources Department at by Friday, August 27th. Here are the internship guidelines and if you have any questions or require additional information please call 843-767-7101.


Neena Fine Art Gallery

There are three internship opportunities with Neena Fine Art Gallery! 

Student Graphic Designer will be under the direction of the Gallery Director in developing bi-monthly arts show and event invitations and ads. Student Graphic Designer will also assist in the development of magazine and online ads as well as web graphics. 

Student Photographer will work under the direction of the Gallery Director in photographing art, daily gallery activities and special events. Special events include art strolls, bi-weekly art shows, art supper club events and other activities.

Gallery Assistant will work closely with Gallery Director in the daily operation of gallery. Gallery Assistant will gain experience in the sale of fine art as well as assist in the set up, execution and breakdown of gallery events including art strolls, art shows and art supper club events. Gallery Assistant will also assist in the hanging art work and various office management duties including answering the phone. Excellent customer service, strong organizational skills and a love of art and learning are required. Photography and graphic design expertise are a plus but are not required.

These are all unpaid internships running from January 8th - April 23rd. All interested applicants should email inquiry and resume to and include internship title in subject heading.

Neema Gallery is a new art gallery located on Charleston's Historic Gallery Row that features original artwork by African-American artists who are from or currently reside in South Carolina. The gallery hosts bi-weekly innovative art shows that will leave all attendees looking forward to the next. The gallery will also host evening supper club events catered by local chefs with a focus on Gullah and African-American culture, food, and art. Private and small group art and music classes will also be offered to adults and children out of the gallery during early morning hours. 

Internship Opportunity with AAST and CCSD!!!

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:

• Interacts with children in a consistent positive manner both indoors and outdoors
• Demonstrates respect for children and families.
• Promotes the concepts of responsibility and cooperation.
• Assists the site supervisor in providing all services and reports.
• Provides assistance in distribution of snacks, supplies, taking accurate attendance, etc...
• Executes planned activities as determined by the supervisor
• Assists in homework supervision
• Refers problems to the site supervisor
• Attends all staff meetings and training sessions
• Arrives promptly and remains for the specified duration
• Stays with assigned group and never leaves children unattended
• Locates substitute when not able to work
• Exhibits responsible behavior with both children and parents
• Instructs group concerning rules and enforces them
• When using other classrooms, make sure students do not use any classroom materials and assures that the room is kept neat.
• If one of your students must leave the area, you must accompany him/her at all times.

Students interested in the position should 1) apply directly through the CCSD website and contact Meghan Morris ( for more information and 2) Discuss enrolling in AAST 381 with your faculty advisor. Please see the job ad here:

The Preservation Society of Charleston

The Preservation Society of Charleston Intern will be stationed in the Research Room to assist the Diversity Programs Associate with reference queries, research requests, preservation alliance meetings and diversity and campus outreach.

The Preservation Society intern will also be assigned special projects by the Diversity Programs Associate.  These projects may involve assistance in researching historical topics for preservation, planning and coordinating events, and the organizing of materials, among other activities. The intern will be expected to write at least 5 publishable blog posts on a research topic related to diversity in preservation as well as create and maintain 3 preservation “cause” pages on Facebook. Where possible, the Diversity Programs Associate will strive for a match between student interests and preservation projects.

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.

Chucktown Squash Scholars

Chucktown Squash Scholars is a sport-based youth development program that meets on the College of Charleston campus Mondays through Thursdays 3:00-6:00pm during the school year. Youth participants are provided with opportunities for sports and physical activity, academic enrichment, and mentoring. The program seeks interns to assist in a variety of tasks that may include program evaluation research, transcription of interviews, and designing and implementing an intervention to support youth development. Interested candidates are encouraged to review the program website ( and to visit the program prior to applying.

Carolina Youth Action Project

The Carolina Youth Action Project (CYAP) is an abolitionist organization that centers political education and community organizing to build power among girls, trans youth, and gender nonconforming youth. CYAP'sYouth Action Alliance (YAA) is a political education intensive that challenges a select group of girls, trans youth, and gender nonconforming youth to think critically about the impact of prisons and police in their communities. Youth meet twice a week throughout the school year to discuss and explore issues related to identity, community, mass incarceration, criminalization, school pushout, and abolition. YAA creates space for young people to grow as facilitators, engage with transformative justice processes, and attend site visits to learn from other political organizations. CYAP is looking for a Youth Action Fellow to support YAA from the end of September 2018 through April 2019. Applications are due by Monday, September 3rd by 11:59 PM EST and can be completed here.

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.