Approximate Date of Posting: January 20, 2017
Position: Historical Society Intern
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Company/Organization AASLH American Association for State and Local History
Time Frame: Summer
Compensation Stipend for the internship is $3,000
American Association for State and Local History offers paid internship opportunities for graduate students enrolled in history, museum studies, public history, or related Master’s degree or Ph.D. programs who have an interest in work at a history service organization and national issues facing history organizations. Students are invited to work with their university faculty and our staff on for-credit internship experiences.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for a summer internship at AASLH:
· Enroll in an academic program in history, museum studies, public history, or related field · Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 · Submit a letter of support and/or recommendation from a faculty representative · Possess excellent time management and communication skills
Summer internships are intensive, part-time programs that enable graduate level students to assist with major special projects in the AASLH Programs departments. Internships generally focus on specific projects, but are flexible enough for students to involve themselves in several aspects of our work. Summer interns are treated as history professionals and included in the regular ongoing activities of the organization. Stipend for the internship is $3,000.
The summer internship program is designed to provide graduate-level students with exceptional service to the history field community while they evaluate possible career paths, develop a professional network, and gain firsthand experience with professional staff, diverse audiences, and cutting edge facilities.
ABOUT THE AASLH ARCHIVES PROGRAM
The AASLH Alderson Intern will work under the direction of the AASLH Chief of Operations or designee on AASLH’s Institutional Archives.
AASLH has collected items for its institutional archives for the past 75 years. Some of those items have been placed with the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The items that remain in the AASLH office need to be reviewed, cataloged, and properly stored for use by AASLH staff and researchers.
The Archives Intern will review and properly store all archival items in accordance to AASLH’s Records Retention Plan. He/she will also catalog the archives and create records searchable for researchers.
The internship project will revolve around organizing the association’s archival items in accordance to AASLH’s Records Retention Plan. At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will complete the following tasks:
· Review the Records Retention Plan and recommend any updates/changes; · Review the current archives items stored at the office and recommend items for disposal as appropriate; · Catalog archival collections in manner where they can be accessed by researchers and AASLH staff; · Digitize back issues of newsletters and conference programs and create a collection on the AASLH website; · Rehouse archival collections as needed; · Support of the AASLH staff including workshops, Annual Meeting, publications, special projects, and general customer service · Other duties as assigned
AASLH interns must have:
· Ability to act independently and be a self-starter while operating collaboratively as a team player · Strong writing and oral communication skills · Ability to perform multiple tasks · Familiarity with current best practices related to archives management
Submit the following in a single PDF to Bethany Hawkins, Chief of Operations via email to email@example.com:
· A one to two page cover letter explaining your interests in this project and your qualifications · Your course of study including institution, academic advisor for the internship, and any internship requirements for your academic program (number of hours, forms, etc.) · Availability (starting and ending dates) · One letter of recommendation · A resume