The Manuscripts and Archives Division is seeking interns interested in gaining
professional hands-on experience in archival processing.
This opportunity is designed for an intern to work with an experienced
archivist to acquire the core skills essential for establishing a career as an
As part of a project designed to address a major portion of the Division's
processing backlog, interns apply the theories of appraisal, organization, and
description to working manuscript collections. This
includes researching people or events covered by a collection, sorting,
cleaning, arranging, boxing, and creating a full finding aid complete with
appropriate index terms.
Interns will be encouraged to attend processing meetings to participate in
project discussions as well as programmed events over the course of the
semester. Interns will also be exposed to the public
service side of the division by interacting with researchers in the Stephen A.
Timeframe: 120 hours over 12 weeks
Schedule: 10 hours per week (All interns must commit to schedule at least four
hours on one day; otherwise hours are flexible).
Working hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm.
This is an unpaid internship that may be used for credit toward a Master's
Degree in a Library Science program. Internships need not
be taken for credit. All students must be currently
enrolled. Attendance at an orientation session is required.
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