Hoover Institution Library & Archives-Graduate Student Summer Internships

Approximate Date of Posting: March 8, 2017

Position: Library & Archives Intern

Location: Stanford, California

Company/Organization   Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Schedule/Hours: Full-time

Time Frame:  10-14 weeks during May-September.

Compensation Up to 22.00

Source: SAA http://careers.archivists.org/jobs/8857924


Founded by Herbert Hoover in 1919, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives are dedicated to documenting war, revolution, and peace in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. With nearly one million volumes and more than six thousand archival collections from 171 countries, Hoover supports a vibrant community of scholars and a broad public interested in the meaning and role of history.

Interns participate in a wide variety of projects under the direction of professional archivists and librarians. Students have the opportunity to gain career-relevant practical experience while contributing to the work of the institution.

After orientation with institutional procedures, and under close supervision, archival interns will have the opportunity to coordinate the arrangement, appraisal, and description of archival collections.  Interns will be expected to participate in project planning, analyze problems and recommend solutions, working in teams with other staff members and independently.

In addition, interns support the overall functions of the reading room by assisting with reference duties and circulation of materials, including retrieving boxes for patrons from the stacks area according to a daily schedule and assisting with projects to shift and re-label boxes.

Candidates will ideally be currently enrolled in a graduate program in archival studies, library science, history, or related degree and have experience processing materials in archives or libraries.

Summer Interns work full time, 40 hours/week for 10-12 weeks during May-September.



  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, acting with initiative, good judgment, and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and the ability to work in a team as well as independently
  • Experience or coursework related to work in a library or archival setting
  • Coursework toward or recent completion of a degree in library/information science, history, or related subject specialty
  • Ability to repeatedly lift 40 pound boxes and push fully loaded book trucks

Preferred Qualifications

  • Reading and writing knowledge of one or more foreign languages, particularly Russian, German, French, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, Japanese, or Arabic
  • Technical skills with databases, particularly the use of collection management software such as ArchivistsToolkit
  • Knowledge of archival descriptive standards such as DACS and EAD
  • Experience with the identification and care of legacy moving image formats

Website: http://www.hoover.org/library-archives- http://www.hoover.org/internships-and-student-employment

Deadline:  Unspecified


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