Approximate Date of Posting: May 10, 2017
Position: Khalaf Al Habtoor Archives Intern
Eligibility Current, graduate, or recently graduated students from MA or MLIS programs in history, art history, public history, archival studies, historical administration, library sciences, and related disciplines are encouraged to apply. Students interested in a career in archives, records management, public history, and museums are especially encouraged.
Location: Jacksonville, Illinois
Company/Organization Illinois College
Time Frame: (mid-August – mid-December 2016, flexible start and end dates
Compensation Stipend of approximately $4,000 & Free Housing
Source: SAA http://careers.archivists.org/jobs/9049438
Interns may select from a variety of projects that emphasize their interests, strengths, and professional goals. The selected intern will work closely with the Archivist/Curator on a range of short- and long-term projects. The intern will gain experience with the day-to-day management of a campus archive, including aiding in research requests, managing the reading room, as well as assisting with programs and/or activities. The intern will also help oversee a team of undergraduate student workers, gaining skills in indirect supervision and will serve as a mentor. The selected intern will also focus on a main project throughout the semester. A few examples include: • Processing the papers of Congressman Paul Findley (1921-present), approximately 60 linear feet, including family records, correspondence, Congressional records, photographs, audio-visual materials, and artifacts. Much of this collection has been rehoused and inventoried, but requires further processing, organization, and description • Processing the correspondence of IC President Charles Rammelkamp (1905-1932), approximately 15 linear feet, including correspondence with dignitaries, covers the college’s involvement in the First World War, and ICs Centennial in 1929 • Process the records of Sorosis, a local women’s literary society (1869-present), approximately 10 linear feet, that emphasizes women’s activism and education • Aid in collection inventories and creating finding aids • Conduct research on museum artifact and document collections • Assist in rehousing museum document collections • Assist in digitizing select collections to be made available to the campus community. Lead an effort to generate digital humanities projects at Illinois College and add collections to SharedShelf and Artstor (through 2019) In conjunction with their project, the intern will make a public presentation, create an exhibit, or work closely with an undergraduate class on a specific project.
TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references by June 1, 2017. Applications should be sent electronically as one PDF or Word Document to Archivist/Curator Samantha.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line “Graduate Internship Application.” References should be able to speak to the applicant’s academic abilities, dependability, and interest in the field. No phone calls please
Deadline: June 1, 2017