Approximate Date of Posting: March 13, 2017
Position: Archives Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Company/Organization National Geographic
Schedule/Hours: Part-Time 28 hours per week
Time Frame: June 5, 2017 – August 11, 2017
Compensation Paid/ rate Unspecified
The intern for the National Geographic Archives will gain valuable hands-on experience in a nonprofit archival collection containing material dating back to the Society’s founding. The Archives Intern will work with documents and photographs related to scientific exploration, educational outreach, publishing, and more. The breadth of tasks will support the day-to-day operations of the archive and gain skills working with employees in many other departments.
Five Principal Learning Responsibilities
- Learn to organize, arrange, and catalog physical archival materials, including documents and related items (25%)Gain experience in physical photographic storage, working with National Geographic’s classic black and white print collection to re-house materials in appropriate archival housing (25%)Create and curate digital resources and enhance digital collections (20%)Help modernize and expand a digital timeline of the Society’s history (15%)
Assist in researching, organizing, and assessing collections within the document or photo archive in order to highlight their historical or educational value (15%)
Related Field of Study Required Applicant should be currently pursuing graduate level work in archival collections management, library science, or related field.
- Knowledge and Skills Required
- Applicant should be currently pursuing graduate level work in archival collections management, library science, or related field.
Knowledge and Skills Required
Strong attention to detail
Excellent communication, organizational and computer skills.
Familiarity with archival practices, handling archival objects, digital collections, and cataloging
Enthusiasm and an interest in the Society’s mission, products, and events
Candidate must be enrolled at an accredited College or University at the time of application.
Deadline: Deadline to apply is April 21, 2017
Offers will go out no later than May 12, 2017