Academic year-Graduate Interns-California

Approximate date of posting 5/24/2017

 Position: Graduate Intern

Qualifications   Interns must be enrolled in a graduate program during the internship and maintain a minimum of four semester units or six quarter units.

Location: Sacramento, California

Company/Organization  California State Archives

Schedule/Hours  20 hours a week  

Time Frame Academic Year

Compensation:  $11.50 an hour to start

Source Archives Gig

The California State Archives Graduate Intern Program provides a structured training program for its interns, which includes explanation and hands–on experience in many stages of archival work from reference to processing. In exchange, interns must commit to 20 hours a week of work and at least a year commitment. Interns are paid according to the state schedule for student interns (currently $11.50 an hour to start).

Depending on circumstances, and after appropriate training by other archivists, each intern will:

  • receive records that are transferred to the State Archives
  • process documents received into the State Archives
  • compile finding aids and guides to archival holdings and edit them for publication
  • provide reference services to scholars and the general public in the use of archival materials
  • retrieve and refile documents requested by researchers
  • use electronic collection management systems to enter and revise information about collections

How to Apply: Submit a complete application by the July 7 deadline via the University Enterprises, Inc. website.  Interested students are welcome to visit the Archives before applying. Tours can be arranged through the intern coordinator.

Desirable Qualifications: Ability to work well with public and staff, and as a team member. Good research skills and willingness to learn new skills. Enjoy working independently. The ability to pay close attention to detail and produce high–quality work is a must. Good computer skills, especially in Microsoft Office programs. Ability to move boxes that weigh up to 40 lbs. Specific experience in archival work is not necessary, but interest in California history and government is encouraged.

Who May Apply: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program in history, library science, or related field, be able to make a year commitment (during which their student status must be maintained), and, most importantly, be seriously considering a career in archival work.description:


Deadline: July 7, 2017


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