Kentucky Historical Society

Approximate Date of Posting: January 12, 2017


Location: Frankfort, Kentucky

Schedule/Hours 150 Hours

Time Frame:  exact time frame and schedule will be mutually determined by the supervisor and the successful candidate.


$1515 for undergraduate students

$1725 for graduate students

Source: Archives Gig


Are you interested in working with archival collections? Do you have a passion for history? If so, this is the internship for you. The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated intern to work on a large scale archival processing project with the Historical Resources team.

This internship is open to both graduate and undergraduate students interested in working in the archival setting.

The Archival Processing Intern will assist in a large scale processing project where they will process at 3 medium sized manuscript collections (each collection between 2-6 cubic feet). The intern will be provided with foundational and hands-on experience processing and cataloging archival material.

The intern will create/update archival records in Past Perfect and create MARC records in WMS (OCLC), helping to increase the accessibility of the collections they have processed. The intern will also participate in weekly Historical Resources team meetings and learn basic and advanced archival processing skills.

The internship is available for those interested in class credit and those just seeking more experience in the archival field. The internship is 150 hours.  The exact timeframe and schedule will be mutually determined by the supervisor and the successful candidate.


Minimum requirements: Must be currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate level program working towards a degree in library science, public history, history or other related field. The candidate must have basic knowledge of computer databases, a passion for history and an interest in learning about archival processing.

KHS is a state agency and membership organization that is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The KHS mission is to educate and engage the public through Kentucky’s history in order to confront the challenges of the future.

This is a temporary, paid position based in Frankfort, Ky. The intern will be paid by a stipend; and, the rate is $1515 for undergraduate students or $1725 for graduate students. Employee benefits are not available. Housing is not provided.

To apply, email a cover letter, application and resume to No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D. Application form and more information can be found at


Deadline: March 15, 2017


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