The Wayne County Public Library is taking applications from local college students for its brand new Marty Tschetter Local History Internship.

The Wayne County Public Library Foundation established the internship to honor the life of former local history librarian Marty Tschetter, who died in April from pancreatic cancer. The internship is being funded through donations to the foundation.

Tschetter, 51, had been the historian librarian since 2013, and had presented numerous local history programs, given history presentations to many local civic groups and collected Wayne County’s history up until he was diagnosed with cancer about a year before he died.

His legacy lives on with the internship, which will give a college student the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the Goldsboro Library’s local history department.

Interns will develop skills in digitization, online exhibit creation, historical research and more, said Jessica Lozano, with the library’s circulation and public relations office.

“The intern selected will begin working this fall with a planned start date in late September,” she said. “Students living in or attending school in eastern North Carolina are encouraged to apply as local colleges will be prioritized.”

Lozano said applicants must be able to complete the internship during staffed hours at the library, which are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Interns will also have to complete 150 hours working in the history room at the library, for which they will be paid $15 per hour, totaling $2,250.

“The library is grateful to the Library Foundation for their support in offering this internship,” said Kelsey Chandler, local history reference librarian. “We are excited to share our knowledge and passion for local history with a new generation.”

For more information or to apply, go to wcpl.org and click on the Marty Tschetter internship page, call 919-735-1824, ext. 5117, or email to Kelsey.Chandler@wayne gov.com.