Approximate Date of Posting: March 8, 2017
Position: Library & Archives Intern
Location: Stanford, California
Company/Organization Hoover Institution Library & Archives
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.