Shire Library & Information Services Intern

Approximate Date of Posting: January 23, 2017

Position: Library & Information Services Intern (Biotechnology/Pharmaceuticals)

Location: Lexington, Massachusetts

Company/Organization Shire https://www.shire.com/who-we-are

Schedule/Hours: Full Time

Time Frame:  May 22nd or June 5th through at least the beginning of August

Compensation: To Be Determined

Source: Kelley Career Network

Description:

*You will be asked to confirm that you will be enrolled full time in your degree program after the summer internship ends

Librarians and information specialists play a key role in the acquisition and distribution of knowledge resources within the pharmaceutical industry. This internship will offer an introduction to the diverse opportunities available to the research librarian within pharma and biotech. The internship will include mentored rotations in each of the following six competencies:

  • Providing customized literature searches as requested by Shire personnel
  • Identification and analysis of various biomedical information resources
  • Document retrieval
  • Training and customer service
  • Application of rules and regulations regarding copyright
  • Vendor management

The intern will be will be asked to demonstrate competency in each of the rotations by completing various projects that will include presentations, posters, simple literature searches, etc.

Required Skills:

  • Student in accredited Library and Information Sciences program
  • Familiarity with searching open-access biomedical resources such as PubMed, clinicaltrials.gov, and TOXNET
  • Completion of Basic Reference course within the MLS/MLIS program
  • Bachelor degree in the life sciences or biomedical field preferred
  • Demonstrated interest in biotechnology, medicine, and/or healthcare; an intellectual curiosity regarding rare diseases
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Shire
  • MS Office, including Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Prior use of MS Visio and MS SharePoint preferred
  • Experience navigating digital libraries preferred

Application Instructions:

You can view/apply for our other internships via the following link OR apply for this position specifically by sending your resume to: kimberly.soltmann@kellyservices.com with a subject line of “LIBRARY SCIENCES INTERN APPLICATION”

https://kelly.secure.force.com/CandidateExperience/CandExpJobSearch?advanced=false&jobCategoryList=null&keywords=Shire+US+Internship+Program

 

Website: https://kelly.secure.force.com/CandidateExperience/CandExpJobDetails?id=a7V80000000PaD7EAK&searchFlag=true&tid=

Deadline: Unspecified

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Mary & Samuel Somit Preservation Internship

Approximate Date of Posting: January 23, 2017

Position: Preservation Intern

Location: Chicago,  Illinois

Company/Organization University of Chicago

Schedule/Hours: Full-time/6 weeks

Time Frame:  Between June 1 & August 30

Compensation: $4000.00 stipend

Source: Simmons Jobline

http://blogs.simmons.edu/slis/jobline/

Description:

The University of Chicago Library is accepting applications for the 2017 Mary and Samuel Somit Preservation Internship. This Internship, established in 2006, has been made possible through the generosity of Dr. Albert Somit (AB ’41, PhD ’47), University of Chicago alumnus and past president of Southern Illinois University. Dr. Somit has established the Internship to honor his parents’ legacy, serve the needs of the Library’s collection, and prepare individuals for important work to preserve and protect library materials and other scholarly works so that they are available for research and teaching.

Internship, Summer 2017

The six-week Internship is intended to provide firsthand experience and a broader understanding of the care and treatment of library and archives materials in a large research library. The intern will work with the Preservation Librarian and other Department managers to learn about the operations, issues, and challenges of a comprehensive preservation program. Under the guidance of the Preservation Librarian, the intern will undertake a project and prepare a final report. During the internship, the intern will have the opportunity to collaborate with other library staff and give a presentation about the project and its findings.

Project Description

The Intern will focus on an assessment of the access and preservation needs of the collection of materials from the John Crerar Library. This rich historical collection includes materials in the history of science and technology, especially late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century materials strong in the areas of engineering, manufacturing and applied arts. The collection includes many unique and rarely held monographs, serials and unbound pamphlet collections. Major preservation issues for this collection include a high percentage of fragile brittle books, unbound items, and an array of older and deteriorating enclosures. Due to the history and age of this collection, many processing and cataloging needs have not been met.

The project goal will be to design and carry out a needs assessment that will provide quantitative data to inform the development of a strategic plan for this collection and identify high priority cataloging, stabilization and treatment projects to ensure this collection is discoverable and preserved for long-term access. The intern will also have the opportunity to collaborate with Library’s subject specialists and staff in Technical Services and the Special Collections Research Center.

Eligibility and Requirements

The Internship is open to recent graduates and currently enrolled students of a recognized library school of information or related program; or students with equivalent experience and training in preservation and/or metadata. Whether through coursework or previous practical application, the Somit intern must be familiar with preservation principles, metadata creation, and statistical methods of surveying. The applicant should possess the ability to work collaboratively and independently to accomplish project goals. Familiarity with Windows, cataloging practices, spreadsheet software, and databases is highly desirable.

The 2017 Internship provides a $4,000 stipend.

To apply for the Internship, individuals should electronically submit a letter of application, a resume, a list of preservation, cataloging and related courses or completed training, and contact information (name and email address) for three professional references. To be considered, individuals must currently be authorized to work permanently in the US, and be able to commit to six consecutive weeks of full-time work between approximately June 1 st and August 30 th .

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

The deadline for applications is February 27, 2017.
Submit electronic applications to: somitinternship@lib.uchicago.edu

For more information, please see our Somit Preservation Internship website (https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/about/directory/departments/pres/somit/) or contact:

Sherry Byrne, Preservation Librarian
University of Chicago Library
sbyr@uchicago.edu

 

Website: https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/about/directory/departments/pres/somit/

Deadline: February 27, 2017.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Title: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Approximate Date of Posting:

Position: Multiple/ Library and Archives

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Company/Organization: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Schedule/Hours Availability to work 16 or more hours a week, up to 40 hours a week during the summer, for a minimum of 8 weeks, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Time Frame Year Round (see deadlines)

Please note, if you are doing an internship for credit and your academic program deadlines vary from this schedule, please contact us at library@rockhall.org to check for flexibility on these dates!

 

Compensation: Unpaid

Source: ARCHIVES & ARCHIVISTS (A&A) LIST

Description:

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Library and Archives offers opportunities for intern experiences to students preparing for careers in libraries and archives. Interns will work closely with one of the Rock Hall’s librarians or archivists to develop professional level skills that will prepare them for the workforce. Internships are done on a volunteer basis.

Internships* are offered in the following areas:

Archival Arrangement, Preservation, and Description
This internship provides the opportunity for a student to participate in archival processing and preservation work, such as inventorying, arranging and describing archival collections, entering data into an archival management system, helping to create an institutional disaster plan, and performing basic preservation work on document-based collections.

Cataloging and Metadata
This internship provides the opportunity for a student to work on projects to create and enhance bibliographic records in a library catalog and/or create metadata for digital collections. Such work may entail assigning subject and name access points, preparing descriptive summaries, and reviewing catalog records for accuracy.

Collection Development
This internship provides an opportunity for a student to participate in collection development activities in a music research library. Such work includes evaluating current materials and making recommendations for future additions to the collection. The student will gain an understanding of library users’ needs, the constraints of physical space, various resources and tools used in collection development, and the budgetary considerations required of such decisions.

Digital Projects
This internship provides the opportunity for a student to work in support of digitization initiatives to increase access to collections through digitization and website access. Possible assignments include scanning, entering and editing metadata in a digital asset management system, preparing technical and administrative documentation, testing digitization workflows, and assisting with interface design, usability studies, and related web development activities.

Reference
This internship provides the opportunity for a student to support the archivists and librarians on staff in response to research requests. Such work may include searching the online catalog, research databases, print reference sources, and archival collections for researchers at a distance, as well as staffing the Information Desk to assist researchers in person.

Eligibility
An intern must currently be enrolled in a college or graduate school program. This intern should have completed coursework related to: Archives, Library and Information Science, Public History, History, Museum Studies or equivalent, and have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Internships are done on a volunteer basis; the Rock Hall does not offer compensation. Availability to work 16 or more hours a week, up to 40 hours a week during the summer, for a minimum of 8 weeks, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Requirements
– Basic understanding of archival arrangement and description
– Detail-oriented
– Skilled with computers and databases
– Ability to work independently and collaboratively

Application Procedures 
Please submit the following to apply for an internship with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame:

  1. Cover letter and resume.
  2. Letter of reference/recommendation from a professor in your field. (May be sent separately from the online application materials if necessary. Please submit to hr@rockhall.org.)
  3. Personal Statement: a one-page summary describing what you hope to bring to the internship and what you hope to gain.

Please note, if you are doing an internship for credit and your academic program deadlines vary from this schedule, please contact us at library@rockhall.org to check for flexibility on these dates!

Not in school and still want to work with us? Become a Roadie to volunteer!

*Rock Hall Library & Archives Internships are located at the 2809 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115. 

Website: http://library.rockhall.com/home

Deadline: : T he deadlines for the Library and Archives internships differ from the other internships based on various programs. The deadlines are:

Spring: October 15
Summer: February 15
Fall: June 15

Digital Archives Intern Pacific Bonsai Museum

Approximate Date of Posting: January 21, 2017

Position: Digital Archives Intern

Location: Federal Way, WA

Company/Organization Pacific Bonsai Museum

Schedule/Hours 120 hours. The intern is expected to work a minimum of 12 hours a week. The hours can be scheduled between 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Time Frame:  uspecified

Compensation: $15.00 ph

Source: Indeed

Description:

This internship provides a unique educational opportunity to students who have an interest in archives, library science, material culture, collections, and public history and/or museum studies to engage in a digitization project. The intent of this internship is to introduce the student to all aspects of creating digital collections, including the handling of materials, scanning, image processing, and the description of materials, while working within the structure of a collections database. The intern has a chance to develop skills with a variety of applications used in the process of creating a digital collection which will allow PBM staff, scholars and the general public to access these records. The intern serves under the primary supervision of the curator, and will also work with the staff of PBM.

Responsibilities

  1. Learn how to scan photographic negatives, slides, and a variety of print materials

2.Learn how to use PBM’s collection management software (CollectionSpace)

  1. Learn how to catalogue and link images to individual collection records within the framework of PBM’s collection policy.
  2. Assist with the digitization of collection records data into the CollectionSpace database.
  3. Assist with the creation of a digitization procedures manual to be used by PBM staff and volunteers.

Required Background and Qualifications

  1. Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn to use computer technology and hardware.
  2. Accuracy of work and strong attention to detail.
  3. Dependability, a sense of responsibility.
  4. Self motivated the ability to work independently and on a team.
  5. Excellent communications skills, verbal and written.

Desired Background and Qualifications

  1. Strong computer skills, including familiarity with digital imaging
  2. Experience with collections management software and best museum practices
  3. Familiarity with internet and web technologies, such as WordPress.

Work environment

The intern must be able to sit at the computer desk for extended periods (1‐4 hours) using a keyboard and a mouse and focus on detail oriented tasks, such as data entry.

Equipment to be used: Personal computer, film scanner, flatbed scanner. Software: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, CollectionSpace, WordPress.

Terms of Internship: The length of the internship is 120 hours. The intern is expected to work a minimum of 12 hours a week. The hours can be scheduled between 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Consideration of candidates will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Compensation: $15.00 per hour

To apply: Please email a cover letter, résumé, unofficial transcripts, and 2 recent

References

 

Website: http://pacificbonsaimuseum.org/

Deadline:  Consideration of candidates will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Remote Manuscript Archive Intern/Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Approximate Date of Posting: January 20, 2017

Source: https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2017/01/20/remote-work-internships-abraham-lincoln-presidential-library/

Position: Remote Manuscript Archive Intern

Location:  Springfield, Illinois (Remote) Abrahma Lincoln Presidential Library

Schedule/Hours To be arranged/flexible

Time Frame:  Negotiable/ Can begin at any time. At least 3 weeks

Compensation: none

Source: Archives Gig

Description:

The Manuscripts Department of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is seeking interns to work remotely. Remote interns for the Manuscripts Department will gain experience with archival arrangement and description through migrating finding aids for the unit’s collections to Archon, an online content management tool. Interns will work with the Manuscripts Curator to receive guidance and training on Archon, ALPLM’s collections, and archival principles. Interns will not be required to commute or relocate.

Intern Duties

Remote interns will be assigned finding aids which they will migrate to Archon from word docs. They will be responsible for timely and accurate entry into the online records. Interns will be required to meet (via Skype or phone call) with the Manuscripts Curator weekly and be accessible via email throughout the duration of the internship.

 Duration

The duration of this internship is to be negotiated with the library based on the needs of the intern and the Manuscripts Department, but must be at least three weeks. If interns are seeking university credit, the duration of their internship will be set to allow for the correct number of hours needed.

 General Information

  • This internship is unpaid.
  • Interns can begin at any time.
  • Interns may receive college credit for their work.
  • The library will not provide assistance for the intern’s internet bill.

Application

Applicants must include the following in their application.

  • A completed copy of the Intern Application Form signed by an adviser
  • A resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • College transcript
  • Letter of interest including personal goals, expectations of intern experience, relation of the internship to career plans, what the applicant believes they will contribute to the Library, and any special interests or abilities.
  • Anticipated availability

Eligibility

Eligible applicants should:

  • Be currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of an ALA-accredited library science program
  • Have some experience using Archon or another content management system such as ArchivesSpace or Archivist’s Toolkit
  • Be familiar with principles of archival arrangement and description
  • Have access to a computer and the Internet

Email hannah.jellen@illinois.gov to apply or for more information.

Website: http://careers.archivists.org/jobs/8741719/remote-internship

Deadline: On-going

Preventative Conservation Fellow Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Approximate Date of Posting: January 20, 2017

Position: Preventive Conservation Fellow

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Schedule/Hours Unspecified

Time Frame:  Unspecified

Compensation: Unspecified

Source: http://ccaha.org/careers/preventive-conservation-fellow

Description:

The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) in Philadelphia is seeking a Preventive Conservation Fellow. This is a full-time, twelve month fellowship position starting September 1, 2017. This position contributes to the mission of CCAHA through implementation of surveys, educational programs, outreach, and information services to libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other organizations and individuals.

The responsibilities of this position include conducting on-site preservation needs assessments and risk assessments with written reports; assisting institutions with emergency preparedness initiatives; writing preservation-related bulletins and articles for publication; developing, presenting, and organizing educational programs and workshops; and providing technical information via telephone, e-mail, and in print on preservation topics. The Preventive Conservation Fellow will also complete a research/demonstration project based upon the development and implementation of targeted preventive conservation recommendations at a collecting institution. This fellowship position offers potential for professional growth through varied and challenging activities.

Qualifications include training in and a thorough understanding of preservation principles, practice, and issues; excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work independently; MS in Conservation, MA in Museum Studies, or MLS (or equivalent); familiarity with conducting and writing preservation assessments and other planning documents for cultural institutions; and talent in teaching and public speaking. Candidates with some background or demonstrated interest/experience in conservation treatment and/or preventive conservation will receive preferential consideration. Travel is required.

Send letter of application, resume, writing sample, and three references via email with the subject line “Preventive Conservation Fellow Application” to: Ms. Dyani Feige, Director of Preservation Services, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, dfeige@ccaha.org.

 

Website: http://ccaha.org/careers/preventive-conservation-fellow

Paper Conservation Fellow Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Approximate Date of Posting: January 20, 2017

Position: Paper Conservation Fellow

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Schedule/Hours Full-Time

Time Frame:  September 1, 2017 (1 Year)

Compensation: Stipend, two weeks vacation, two weeks research leave, and a $2,000 travel allowance are provided

Source: Archives Gig

Description:

We are pleased to offer a twelve-month fellowship in the conservation of works on paper beginning September 1, 2017. The candidate will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of paper-based materials, in a modern, well-equipped conservation laboratory. The candidate may also have the opportunity to participate in on-site collection surveys, treatment projects, and educational programs.

The applicant should have a Master’s Degree from a recognized conservation training program or have equivalent experience from a formal apprenticeship. In addition to a stipend, two weeks vacation, two weeks research leave, and a $2,000 travel allowance are provided. Interested applicants should send a resume, three letters of professional reference, and three sample treatment reports to Mary Schobert, Director of Conservation, CCAHA, 264 S. 23rd Street, Philadelphia, PA  19103.

Website: http://ccaha.org/careers/fellowship-in-paper-conservation

Deadline: March 3, 2017

 

Archives & Special Collections Intern, U.S. Navy’s National Museum of the American Sailor

Position: ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS INTERNSHIP

Location: Great Lakes, Illinois  

The National Museum of the American Sailor internship program allows for interns with numerous interests, strengths, and goals to gain practical, hands-on museum experience at the United States Navy’s newest museum.  As an official Department of the Navy Museum under the Naval History and Heritage Command, the National Museum of the American Sailor’s mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the United States Navy’s Enlisted Sailor for the benefit of the U.S. Navy and the people of the United States.  The list below contains pertinent information about the Museum’s internship program, current internships available, and the steps necessary to apply for an internship.

Eligibility: Registered students of colleges or universities are eligible for this program.

Credit: The National Museum of the American Sailor does not award college credit, but many U.S. colleges and universities will recognize academic work performed while interning at the museum. Contact your academic advisor, school’s registrar, or career planning office for more information on how to receive credit.

Location:  All internships are conducted at the National Museum of the American Sailor. The National Museum of the American Sailor is located at the U.S. Navy’s historic Naval Station Great Lakes about an hour’s drive from downtown Chicago and Milwaukee, about 10 minutes north of Lake Forest, Illinois. The museum is a ten-minute drive east of I-94 Exit 14 and is accessible from the Metra – Union Pacific North railroad line’s Great Lakes station with a 15-minute walk.

Duration:  There is no set length for an internship. All interns, however, must complete a Department of Defense agreement for voluntary service of at least 120 hours (3 weeks) primarily on mutually agreeable weekdays between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM. Some Saturday hours may be available. Internships can last an academic quarter or semester, during which time a student may serve on either a full or part-time basis.

Stipends: The National Museum of the American Sailor provides no salaries or other stipends to interns.

Current Internships Available:

Archives and Special Collections Internship, 2017

The U.S. Navy’s National Museum of the American Sailor seeks applicants for an Archives-Special Collections Internship. The Archives-Special Collections internship provides a rare developmental opportunity for a graduate, undergraduate, or non-traditional student with a strong interest in history to participate in the hands-on establishment of a new U.S. Navy history museum’s archival program.

The museum’s archives and special collections consist of donated personal papers, photographs, and rare printed books and ephemera from ordinary enlisted men and women in the U.S. Navy worldwide. The collection is particularly rich in documenting 20th-century women’s history, the world-wide travels and culture of young men from the 1890s through the 1950s, and the re-diversification of enlisted Sailors between the 1940s and the 2000s, mirroring the Atlantic maritime world of the 1770s-1820s.

  • Expand and correct rough preliminary inventories of unarranged, unaccessioned archival materials, including visual materials, personal papers, and engineering and architectural drawings.
  • Research and identify the original creators, recipients, and donors of historical materials, using internal museum records.
  • Research and summarize historical backgrounds and contexts for persons, events, and places depicted or represented by archival materials.
  • Recognize, identify, and correlate patterns in archival collection inventories.
  • Arrange existing personal papers collections and potential “assembled” collections of ephemera and photographs.
  • Write documentation of findings and processes.
  • Write archival descriptions of selected high-interest collections, using the format of “Describing Archives: A Content Standard” (DACS).
  • Assist with the full range of the museum archival program’s donor relations, acquisitions, collection development, archival collections description, researcher assistance, and outreach work, as time and interest permit.

Skills Required:

  • Curiosity and a willingness to learn.
  • A working knowledge of U.S. and world history and geography from 1775 to the present.
  • The physical ability to climb stairs and ladders, lift up to 50 pounds, stand, sit, kneel, speak, hear, and occasionally handle materials covered with dust or debris.
  • Skill and accuracy in typing on keyboards at least 40 words per minute.
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of software, particularly Excel spreadsheets and Word documents.
  • Intuition and sound judgment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to change focus between attention to detail and the broader recognition of patterns from pieces.
    • Demonstrated cooperative relationships, collegiality, and good humor in prior employment or a work-like environment, to operate as part of a fast-paced, highly visible working team.

For more information about this internship opportunity, please email nmas.fct@navy.mil.

Internship application packets for Summer 2017 are due no later than March 1, 2017.

Please submit completed application materials (via mail or electronically) to the following:
ATTN: Internship Coordinator
National Museum of the American Sailor
2531 Sheridan Road
Great Lakes, IL 60088
Email: nmas.fct@navy.mil

Schedule/Hours  Full or Part time

Time Frame:   no set length for an internship however  at least 120 hours (3 weeks) primarily on mutually agreeable weekdays between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM. Some Saturday hours may be available.All interns, however, must complete a Department of Defense agreement for voluntary service

Compensation: None

Description

The National Museum of the American Sailor internship program allows for interns with numerous interests, strengths, and goals to gain practical, hands-on museum experience at the United States Navy’s newest museum.  As an official Department of the Navy Museum under the Naval History and Heritage Command, the National Museum of the American Sailor’s mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the United States Navy’s Enlisted Sailor for the benefit of the U.S. Navy and the people of the United States.  The list below contains pertinent information about the Museum’s internship program, current internships available, and the steps necessary to apply for an internship.

Eligibility: Registered students of colleges or universities are eligible for this program.

Credit: The National Museum of the American Sailor does not award college credit, but many U.S. colleges and universities will recognize academic work performed while interning at the museum. Contact your academic advisor, school’s registrar, or career planning office for more information on how to receive credit.

Location:  All internships are conducted at the National Museum of the American Sailor. The National Museum of the American Sailor is located at the U.S. Navy’s historic Naval Station Great Lakes about an hour’s drive from downtown Chicago and Milwaukee, about 10 minutes north of Lake Forest, Illinois. The museum is a ten-minute drive east of I-94 Exit 14 and is accessible from the Metra – Union Pacific North railroad line’s Great Lakes station with a 15-minute walk.

Duration:  There is no set length for an internship. All interns, however, must complete a Department of Defense agreement for voluntary service of at least 120 hours (3 weeks) primarily on mutually agreeable weekdays between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM. Some Saturday hours may be available. Internships can last an academic quarter or semester, during which time a student may serve on either a full or part-time basis.

Stipends: The National Museum of the American Sailor provides no salaries or other stipends to interns.

Current Internships Available:

Archives and Special Collections Internship, 2017

The U.S. Navy’s National Museum of the American Sailor seeks applicants for an Archives-Special Collections Internship. The Archives-Special Collections internship provides a rare developmental opportunity for a graduate, undergraduate, or non-traditional student with a strong interest in history to participate in the hands-on establishment of a new U.S. Navy history museum’s archival program.

The museum’s archives and special collections consist of donated personal papers, photographs, and rare printed books and ephemera from ordinary enlisted men and women in the U.S. Navy worldwide. The collection is particularly rich in documenting 20th-century women’s history, the world-wide travels and culture of young men from the 1890s through the 1950s, and the re-diversification of enlisted Sailors between the 1940s and the 2000s, mirroring the Atlantic maritime world of the 1770s-1820s.

  • Expand and correct rough preliminary inventories of unarranged, unaccessioned archival materials, including visual materials, personal papers, and engineering and architectural drawings.
  • Research and identify the original creators, recipients, and donors of historical materials, using internal museum records.
  • Research and summarize historical backgrounds and contexts for persons, events, and places depicted or represented by archival materials.
  • Recognize, identify, and correlate patterns in archival collection inventories.
  • Arrange existing personal papers collections and potential “assembled” collections of ephemera and photographs.
  • Write documentation of findings and processes.
  • Write archival descriptions of selected high-interest collections, using the format of “Describing Archives: A Content Standard” (DACS).
  • Assist with the full range of the museum archival program’s donor relations, acquisitions, collection development, archival collections description, researcher assistance, and outreach work, as time and interest permit.

Skills Required:

  • Curiosity and a willingness to learn.
  • A working knowledge of U.S. and world history and geography from 1775 to the present.
  • The physical ability to climb stairs and ladders, lift up to 50 pounds, stand, sit, kneel, speak, hear, and occasionally handle materials covered with dust or debris.
  • Skill and accuracy in typing on keyboards at least 40 words per minute.
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of software, particularly Excel spreadsheets and Word documents.
  • Intuition and sound judgment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to change focus between attention to detail and the broader recognition of patterns from pieces.
    • Demonstrated cooperative relationships, collegiality, and good humor in prior employment or a work-like environment, to operate as part of a fast-paced, highly visible working team.

For more information about this internship opportunity, please email nmas.fct@navy.mil.

Museum Education Internship, 2017

The National Museum of the American Sailor is currently accepting applications for an Education intern during the summer of 2017. The museum’s Education Department focuses on STEM education as it relates to the U.S. Navy. Under the supervision of the museum’s Education Specialist, the intern will learn and perform career-developmental duties such as:

  • Working with Common Core Standards as prescribed by the Illinois State Board of Education
  • Researching STEM concepts as they relate to the U.S. Navy
  • Creating a one (1) hour lesson plan related to STEM concepts which will be turned into formal classroom instuction.  Examples of past STEM programming at the National Museum of the American Sailor can be found here 
  • Documenting findings and processes as the lesson plan is developed.

Skills Required:

  • Curiosity and a willingness to learn.
  • Basic knowledge of principles of Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math (STEM).
  • Ability to organize data into an educational outline.
  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of software, particularly PowerPoint and Word documents.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • The physical ability to climb stairs and ladders, lift up to 50 pounds, stand, sit, kneel, and occasionally handle materials covered with dust or debris.

For more information about this internship opportunity, please email nmas.fct@navy.mil.

Museum Collections Internship, 2017

The U.S. Navy’s National Museum of the American Sailor seeks applicants for a Collections Internship. This internship provides a rare developmental opportunity for a graduate, undergraduate, or non-traditional student with a strong interest in history to participate in the hands-on establishment of a new U.S. Navy history museum’s collections program.

Under the supervision of the Museum Curator, interns will learn and perform career-developmental duties such as:

  • Conducting historical research on museum artifacts to determine dates of creation and use, ownership, and geographical and other information.
  • Assisting with the inventory and cataloging of museum artifacts.
  • Labelling and organizing museum artifacts.
  • Storing museum artifacts.

Skills required for this internship:

  • Ability to type on a keyboard, entering both capital and lower-case letters.
  • Accuracy and good judgment in transcribing written data from varying types of source documents into a standardized format.
  • Ability to skim and summarize the major subjects of historical documents based upon unformatted and varying sources.
  • Comfort and familiarity with entering and saving data in a spreadsheet and database.
  • Ability to envision long-term process and goals while typing and describing individual items of data.
  • Ability to follow standardized vocabularies of descriptive terms, or to recognize the need for standardized terminology.
  • Possess legible handwriting
  • Ability to climb ladders and lift up to 40 lbs.

For more information about this internship opportunity, please email nmas.fct@navy.mil.

How to Apply to Museum Internships:

To apply for an internship, please submit the following information:

  • Internship Program application form Download Application
  • Academic transcripts (unofficial are acceptable)
  • A resume outlining your educational, professional, and volunteer experiences
  • A one-page personal statement (use this essay to tell us how an internship at the National Museum of the American Sailor will advance your academic/career goals)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • A writing sample of not less than 1,000 words

Internship application packets for Summer 2017 are due no later than March 1, 2017.

Please submit completed application materials (via mail or electronically) to the following:

ATTN: Internship Coordinator
National Museum of the American Sailor
2531 Sheridan Road
Great Lakes, IL 60088

Email: nmas.fct@navy.mil

Source: Archives Gig https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2017/01/20/great-lakes-il-archives-special-collections-intern-u-s-navys-national-museum-of-the-american-sailor/

Website: https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/museums/nmas/education/internships.html

Deadline: March 1, 2017.

PHOTO CONSERVATION INTERN

Approximate Date of Posting: January 20, 2917

Position: PHOTO CONSERVATION INTERN

Location: Long Island, New York

Schedule/Hours Full-Time

Time Frame:  Unspecified

Compensation: Stipend & On-site accommodation

Source: https://archivesgig.wordpress.com

Description:

The Amagansett Historical Association needs a summer intern to work on a historical photo archive of about 5,000 images. Work includes sorting, cleaning, archival packaging, cataloging, and scanning into PastPerfect museum software.  Applicants who are studying paper and photo conservation will be given preference.

On-site accommodation and a stipend will be provided.  Amagansett is a hamlet in the Town of East Hampton, Long Island, NY. Our museum site is on Main Street, with close access to stores, restaurants, and live music entertainment.  The ocean beach is a short walk or bike-ride away.

The Association is a small all-volunteer 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit with a 1725 house museum, arts and crafts shows in the Carriage House, and the climate-controlled 1805 Phebe Cottage that houses the archive.

Strong interest in paper/photo conservation.  Applications may be submitted online or to Peter Garnham, editor@hamptons.com

Requirements

Familiarity with PastPerfect museum software is a requirement.

Website: http://jobs.aaslh.org/jobseeker/job/32403107/Photo%20Conservation%20Intern/Amagansett%20Historical%20Association/?str=1&max=25&sort=date_&vnet=0&long=1

Deadline: Unspecified

Summer Archival Fellowship at Princeton University’s Firestone Library Manuscripts Division

Approximate Date of Posting: January 20, 2017

Position: Manuscripts Division Summer Archival Fellowship at Princeton University’s Firestone Library.

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton University’s Firestone Library

Schedule/Hours Full time

Time Frame:  10-12- -week fellowship program, which may be started as early as May

Compensation: $950 per week In addition, travel, registration, and hotel costs to the Society of American Archivists’ annual meeting in July will be reimbursed.

Source:  SAA Latin American & Caribbean Cultural Heritage Archives RT Discussion List laccha@forums.archivists.org

https://blogs.princeton.edu/techsvs/2017/01/19/manuscripts-division-offers-its-first-archival-fellowship/?subscribe=success#blog_subscription-3

Description:

The Manuscripts Division, a unit of Princeton University Library’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, is proud to offer the inaugural Manuscripts Division Archival Fellowship to one graduate student or recent graduate this year. This fellowship provides a summer of work experience for a current or recent graduate student interested in pursuing an archival career. For more information about the Manuscripts Division visit: http://rbsc.princeton.edu/divisions/manuscripts-division

Fellowship Description: The 2017 Fellow will gain experience in technical services, with a focus this year on description and management of born-digital and audiovisual materials. The Fellow will work under the guidance of the of the Manuscripts Division processing team, which includes the Lead Processing Archivist, Latin America Processing Archivist, and General Manuscripts Processor. Projects for 2017 may include:

  • Processing one or more paper-based or hybrid format manuscript collections;
  • Conducting a survey of legacy audiovisual materials and assisting in the writing of a grant proposal for an audio digitization project;
  • Assisting with processing and analysis of born-digital media and implementation of related tools and software (i.e. FRED, ArchivesSpace, BitCurator, KryoFlux); and
  • Researching access options and permissions for digitized and born-digital materials.

The Manuscripts Division of Rare Books and Special Collections is located in Firestone Library, Princeton University’s main library, and holds over 14,000 linear feet of materials covering five thousand years of recorded history and all parts of the world, with collecting strengths in Western Europe, the Near East, the United States, and Latin America. The Fellow will primarily work with the Division’s expansive literary collections, including recently-acquired collections of contemporary authors, and collections relating to the history of the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries. The Fellow will have an opportunity to gain considerable experience and aid staff in formalizing comprehensive management of its born-digital and audiovisual materials, including developing methods of providing better access to this content.

The ten- to twelve-week fellowship program, which may be started as early as May, provides a stipend of $950 per week. In addition, travel, registration, and hotel costs to the Society of American Archivists’ annual meeting in July will be reimbursed.

Requirements: This fellowship is open to current graduate students or recent graduates (within one year of graduation). Successful completion of at least twelve graduate semester hours (or the equivalent) applied toward an advanced degree in archives, library or information management, literature, American history/studies, or other humanities discipline, public history, or museum studies; demonstrated interest in the archival profession; and good organizational and communication skills. At least twelve undergraduate semester hours (or the equivalent) in a humanities discipline and/or foreign language skills are preferred.

The Library highly encourages applicants from under-represented communities to apply.

To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to: mssdiv@princeton.edu. Applications must be received by Monday, March 6, 2017. Skype interviews will be conducted with the top candidates, and the successful candidate will be notified by April 14.

Please note: University housing will not be available to the successful candidate. Interested applicants should consider their housing options carefully and may wish to consult the online campus bulletin board for more information on this topic.

 

Website: http://rbsc.princeton.edu/divisions/manuscripts-division

Deadline: March 6, 2017