Marylouise Meder Internship

Approximate Date of Posting: February 6, 2017

 Position: Archives Intern

Location: Topeka, Kansas

Company/Organization  The Kansas Historical Society

Schedule/Hours: Full-Time

Time Frame:  for eight weeks during the summer

Compensation Stipend: $2,500

Source: Archives Gig


Duties may include appraising records, weeding extraneous materials, and writing series descriptions, inventories, or other finding aids. The intern may arrange and describe photographic and textual material as well as process other manuscript collections. Additionally, involvement in the retention scheduling process may include revision of schedule entries, presentation to the State Records Board, deaccessioning materials no longer deemed archival, and work with potential and current donors. Finally, interns may digitize processed documents and prepare metadata under the supervision of the digital initiatives section staff.

Qualifications: Working knowledge of relational databases, familiarity with visual literacy competency standards, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently are preferred. Students with coursework in archival studies, digital libraries/archives, and U.S. history or culture will be given priority. Exceptional candidates in other concentrations will also be considered. The Meder Internships are an excellent opportunity to learn about the inner workings of traditional and digital archives, to develop hands-on experience in archival best practices, and to work with original records, manuscripts, and photographs from key periods in U.S. history.

Required application materials:

  • Completed application form:
  • Short explanation of how the internship fits into the student’s career plan
  • Current resume
  • Current university transcript (copies are acceptable)
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a professional in the student’s field

Deadline: April 30, 2017 Internship length: 8 weeks, 40 hours per week Stipend: $2,500 Application materials should be emailed to or sent to: Kansas Historical Society 6425 SW 6th Avenue Topeka KS 66615-1099


Deadline: April 30, 2017  


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