2019 Winter/Spring National Historic Site Research Assistant-WY

Approximate date of posting  September 27, 2018

Position: Research Assistant

Eligibility Degree in history, museum studies, library science, or other related program

 Some coursework or interest in library sciences is preferred

  • College Graduate  or  Recent  College  Preferred

Location: Fort Laramie, Wyoming

Company/Organization Conservation Legacy https://corpspositions.silkroad.com/sccorpscext/About_Us.html

Conservation Legacy

Schedule/Hours Full-time

Time Frame.  24  weeks

Compensation: Stipend:  $630/week

Source: Indeed

Description: working as a Research Assistant with the National Park Service! The purpose of Fort Laramie National Historic Site is to preserve the historic scene and resources at the confluence of the Laramie and North Platte Rivers, and to interpret the roles and significance of the diverse and vibrant cultures that interacted at this crossroads of the West. The museum division preserves and protects the artifacts and archives which are tangible objects documenting this history.

The intern will be working in the library and archives to create a complete bibliographic record of Native American resources available to park staff and the public. These resources will later be incorporated into the future Fort Laramie Treaty Center which will benefit Northern Plains tribes, as well as staff, and the general public including local community, teachers, and other school staff. The creates bibliographic record of Native American resources related to history, traditions, ethnobotany, and cultural landscapes as it relates Fort Laramie National Historic Site and immediate area will help the Park management staff better manage the cultural and natural resources of the Park by creating a complete record of resources available.

Website: https://corpspositions.silkroad.com/

How to Apply: please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application.

Deadline: Unspecified


Summer 2019 Archival Intern-MI

Approximate date of posting  September 25, 2018

Position: Corporate Archival Intern

Eligibility  qualified candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and one semester or more left of school to complete at the beginning of their internship. Candidates who have graduated are not eligible to intern

Desired requirement to be a Graduate student seeking a Masters in Library and Information Science, with a focus on Archives, Public History, Museum Studies, or related field. Minimum requirement to be at least Junior/Senior-level student seeking Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Public History or related field, with Archives experience.

Location: Ada, Michigan

Company/Organization    The Amway Historical Archives, as part of the Global Records & Information Management department, is dedicated to preserving the integrity of Amway’s heritage. The Historical Archives serves as the official memory of the corporation, connecting Amway employees, distributors, customers, and global communities with Amway’s rich history by uniting the past, present, and envision of the future.

Schedule/Hours  Full-time

Time Frame. Summer 2019

Compensation: Unspecified

Source: Indeed

Project Description Assist the Archives team across a wide range of activities related to Amway and the preservation of its history. The primary project will consist of processing a significant corporate anniversary collection, which includes archival paper files, electronic files, promotional materials, objects, photography, audio-visual materials, etc.

In addition to archival processing, the project will include training to understand a corporate archives and how we operate, training on our archival software system(s), scanning, experience answering research requests, conducting oral history interviews, accessioning, and other tasks as assigned.

Candidate Development Gain an understanding of a Corporate Archives, learn hands-on collections management in a corporate archives setting by accessioning, processing, and managing historic records, exposure to a variety of departments and interaction with various levels of the organization and project Management skills, completing a large project with deliverables, and other tasks under strict deadlines.

Familiarity and experience with archival standards and processes, logical and analytical reasoning, motivated and self-directed, ability to work collaboratively, strong organizational skills, including project and task prioritization, detail-oriented, strong customer service ethic, time management – Ability to use time effectively and efficiently, exceptional verbal and written communication skills and interest and enthusiasm in corporate history and archives.

How to Apply: https://jobs.amway.com/job/Ada-Intern-Archivist-MI-49355/507610000/?feedId=218900&utm_source=Indeed&utm_campaign=Amway_Indeed&codes=INDE

2019-2021 Academic Library Residency-KY

Approximate date of posting  09/22/2018

Position: Instructional Academic Librarian

Eligibility Recent or upcoming graduate (with less than three years of professional experience) from an ALA-accredited Master’s degree program or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA

Location: Louisville, KY

Company/Organization  University of Louisville  The University of Louisville is a Carnegie Research/High university and recipient of the Carnegie Community Engagement classification for Curricular Engagement & Outreach and Partnerships. The University has a national reputation for its high-quality undergraduate program; over twenty nationally recognized research, graduate, and professional programs; 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students; and a strong commitment to the community in which it resides. UofL is located in the state’s largest urban area.

The city of Louisville offers hospitality, warmth, and smaller city advantages like shorter commutes and lower cost of living, alongside major city amenities like world-class performing arts, great sports, incredible dining, and a nationally-acclaimed parks system.

Schedule/Hours  Full-time

Time Frame. 2 years 2019-2020 Each year is renewable with a 12-month contract at the rank of Instructor;

Compensation: salary of the successful candidate depends upon experience and professional achievements. The University Libraries offer a comprehensive benefits package and annual vacation of 22 working days.

Source: Higher Ed Jobs

The University of Louisville Libraries’ seek a recent MLS graduate interested in a career in academic librarianship for a two-year Diversity Residency program. The program is designed to provide the Resident with an immersive experience in research assistance and instruction, while having the opportunity to participate in projects related to other areas of professional interest. The Resident will also gain experience in research, scholarship, and service to the Libraries and the profession. The residency will provide a supportive environment and encourage the development of transferable workplace skills that will give the Resident a competitive edge in the profession.

This position reports to the Head of the Research Assistance and Instruction (RAI) Department, a collegial, service-oriented, and progressive department of 8 librarians, 2 professional staff, and 6 undergraduate peer research assistants supporting the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Social Work, and the School of Engineering.  RAI is a department that likes experimenting and engaging in ongoing discussions about the future of liaison and subject librarianship.  They enjoy doing research and strongly support new faculty in this endeavor. Recent new initiatives include creating a publishing academy for graduate students, working with our University’s Quality Enhancement Plan, helping to revamp the collections analysis procedures, and creating a mentorship program for our peer research assistants.

The Resident will also have the opportunity to participate in significant projects outside RAI such as developing digital scholarship services, engaging in assessment-related projects, or working with Archives & Special Collections.

The University Libraries are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive workplace and have recently joined the ACRL Diversity Alliance to work with other academic libraries toward this goal.

Responsibilities of the position:

  • Teaches information literacy sessions in academic disciplines as well as citation management software
  • Provides a variety of research support services electronically and in person
  • Works as a liaison to specific subject disciplines and to one or more of the campus diversity offices
  • Assists in coordinating Learning Commons events and projects
  • Creates and helps to maintain online LibGuides in assigned subject areas
  • Contributes to the University’s diversity and inclusion goals, as well as the Libraries’ goals.
  • Participates in library, university, professional committees, and/or community-engaged projects.


  • Gains exposure to other library areas such as Digital Scholarship, Special Collections, Scholarly Communication, Assessment, Clinical Librarianship or other areas of interest
  • Participates in a mentor/mentee program
  • Attends meetings with the Dean of the Libraries, and attends library administrative meetings when possible

In addition to the opportunities mentioned above, the Resident can apply for professional development funds and is encouraged to attend conferences, give presentations, write for professional publications, and engage in professional service activities. The Resident will be evaluated yearly by the same process as tenured and tenure-track faculty.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Recent or upcoming graduate (with less than three years of professional experience) from an ALA-accredited Master’s degree program or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA
  • Interest in a career in academic librarianship
  • Enthusiasm for teaching, and knowledge of instructional approaches
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Good critical thinking skills
  • Ability to commit to goals and achieve established outcomes
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment as well as the ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of reference services and sources
  • Knowledge of information and digital technologies
  • Commitment to professional achievement and growth
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Teaching experience and/or experience working with students in an educational setting
  • Experience with EndNote or other citation management programs
  • Completed coursework and/or experience in one of the following:  digital scholarship; data visualization; web application development; archival principles and methods; or other related areas.

Website: https://hrprod.louisville.edu/psp/hrprod/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&SiteId=200&JobOpeningId=35859&PostingSeq=1

How to Apply: Submit one PDF that includes the letter of interest detailing your familiarity, aptitude, and/or experience with the required and desired qualifications, a CV/resume, and the name, address, phone number, and e-mail address of three references through the online application system at U of L’s Human Resources site https://louisville.edu/jobs/ (Job ID 35859)

POC: Fannie M. CoxOutreach & Reference Librarian
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

Deadline: Applications received by October 19, 2018 are given full consideration in the initial screening. Applications are accepted until the position is filled

2018 Fall Digital Archives Metadata Intern- NY

Approximate date of posting  Sept 20, 2018

Position: Digital Archives Metadata Intern

Eligibility Working towards or recently completed a Master’s Degree in Archival Studies or Library & Information Sciences

Location: New York, NY

Company/Organization  Municipal Archives of the NYC Department of Records & Information Services  The Municipal Archives of the NYC Department of Records & Information Services seeks a Digital Archives Metadata Intern to work on a project related to the cleanup and standardization of metadata describing digital objects. The Archives is upgrading its digital infrastructure to a new open-source Digital Platform and data cleanup and standardization is required in preparation for the upgrade. This internship is unpaid but can be completed for course credit.

Schedule/Hours  unspecified

Time Frame unspecified

Compensation: unpaid-course credit

Source: https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2018/09/20/new-york-ny-digital-archives-metadata-intern-nyc-dept-of-records-info-services/

Description: The Digital Archives Metadata intern position calls for a technically savvy individual who ideally has had previous experience working with digitization, archival documents, and/or archival and library metadata standards. Qualified candidates will also be detail-oriented, organized, and accustomed to working independently in an environment that handles focused and repetitive tasks which require a balance of efficiency and accuracy.
Required Skills:
• An understanding of and familiarity with modern archival and/or information science theory, standards, and practices and their implementation
• The ability to perform quality audits on metadata in Microsoft Access and/or Excel and make recommendations to increase the quality and standardization of metadata to modern archival and library standards
• Ability to set and meet goals and milestones
Preferred Skills:
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
• Knowledge of the New York City geography and history
• Previous experience working with digital asset management systems

How to Apply: To apply, email resume to recruit@records.nyc.gov and the selected candidate will be notified directly.

Deadline: October 1, 2018

2019 Summer Records Management Intern-TX

Approximate date of posting  September 20, 2019/Reposted February 20, 2019

Position: Records Management Intern

Eligibility Sophomore or Junior pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year university or college with a degree in library sciences, information systems, or a closely related field

Location: Houston, Texas

Company/Organization  Hilcorp Energy Company ;founded in 1989, is one of the largest privately-held oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States and is the largest oil producer in Louisiana. Headquartered in Houston, TX, Hilcorp has over 1,825 employees in multiple operating areas including the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana, the Northeast United States, Wyoming, New Mexico and Alaska’s Cook Inlet and North Slope. Our formula is to grow the company by leveraging our core competencies and operational expertise. Our proficiency in these key areas has resulted in significant growth over the last several years. Hilcorp is consistently acknowledged for its culture, values and ethics. In fact we have been recognized by multiple, local and national, publications as one of the best places in America to work. Hilcorp has also been commended for its unique programs that foster charitable giving by its employees and our emphasis on partnering with the communities in which we operate. We take great pride in our accomplishments and strive to maintain a culture that will allow for continued growth.

Schedule/Hours  Unspecified

Time Frame Unspecified

Compensation: Unspecified

Source: Indeed  & Linkup https://external-hilcorp.icims.com/jobs/4214/information-management-summer-intern/job?mobile=false&width=983&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

  • Description: Assist departments with the development of new document categories and fields for storage; work with the Records Management Coordinator to determine departmental records needs; provide assistance in preparing documents for scanning.
  • Provide assistance in management of boxed documents; organize and number boxes; maintain inventory in storage.
  • Collect, sort, prepare and scan documents; label and enter documents into the computer system; prepare files and forward documents for recycling and/or shredding.
  • Convert documents to various formats; assist in transferring data between systems.
  • Provide post-scanning quality assurance to ensure batches are complete, accurate, and of a high quality.
  • Performs other Records Management or IT projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to the company’s values – integrity, ownership, urgency, alignment and innovation.
  • Supports company vision and mission.
  • Adheres to established work schedule, attendance standards and is punctual to work and meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.
  • Maintains employee confidence and protects company assets, including intellectual property, by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional associations.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results, as needed.

How to Apply: https://external-hilcorp.icims.com/jobs/4214/information-management-summer-intern/job

Deadline: Unspecified

2018-2019 Library Assistant Intern- NY

Approximate date of posting  September 20, 2018

Position: Library Assistant Intern (Job Number:009746)

Eligibility Bachelor’s degree; enrolled in an MLS program (preferably in early stages)

Location: New York, New York

Company/Organization  The Interpublic Group of Companies is a leading, global marketing communications company with 50,000 employees worldwide in over 130 countries. The Center for Marketing Intelligence provides IPG operating companies with fast access to timely information, research, and analysis.

Schedule/Hours  20-25 hours per week

Time Frame. unspecified

Compensation:paid position with growth potential.

Source: Indeed

Description: This position handles all periodical and library-related subscriptions, coordinates research-related contracts, and resolves billing issues. The role will provide administrative support to the department head and serve as the department point-person for receipt of vendor invoices, time off record keeping, the department calendar, and reception duty as required. Job Responsibilities:

  • Order, check-in, route, and maintain periodical (paper and online) subscriptions and passwords; troubleshoot missing issues and other problems, working with subscription agent and directly with publishers
  • Co-ordinate ordering and payment for books, reports, association memberships, etc.
  • Maintain small physical library
  • Co-ordinate organization wide, research-related contracts (e.g., Lexis Nexis)
  • Prepare pre-approval forms for user participation, reconcile billing issues, maintain subscription files, monthly accrual report
  • Process department vendor invoices
  • General administrative support, including monitoring dept. time-off records, maintaining phone lists and organization charts
  • Set up for CMI and vendor webinars, meetings, and conference calls
  • Expense report processing, meeting and calendar management and phone support for the department head
  • Ordering office supplies and maintaining CMI’s supply area
  • Work with Growth Services Team on internal databases as time permits
  • Light research work (online and Web-based information search) as time permits

How to Apply: https://ipg.taleo.net/careersection/ipg_ext_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=009746&tz=GMT-05:00

Deadline: Unspecified

2019 Spring, Summer, or Fall, International Library Intern-Austria

Approximate Date of Posting: September 20, 2018

Full-time/Part-Time: Full-Time


Recently completed or in the process of pursuing postgraduate studies in library and information science or a related area, which should include at least one cataloging course;

Position: Library Internship (Salzburg)

Location: Salzburg, Austria

Organization: Salzburg Global Seminar is seeking a self-motivated, pro-active library studies graduate for an internship in the historic Max Reinhardt Library of Schloss Leopoldskron and the Salzburg Global archives. This is a unique opportunity allows the intern to be the point of contact for Salzburg Global’s small collection and leverage their own network to learn and get real world experience.

Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid, For internships in Salzburg, Austria, Salzburg Global provides room and board at Schloss Leopoldskron and travel from and return to the intern’s country of residence. For internships in Washington, DC, Salzburg Global provides a stipend.

Time Frame:  Three months

Q1 (January to April), Q2 (April to July) or Q3 (July to October). Please state in your application which are your preferred periods.
Exact dates to be confirmed. We regret that we cannot accommodate requests for internships outside of these fixed periods.

Source: https://www.salzburgglobal.org/about/job-opportunities/internships.html?utm_source=Salzburg+Global+Internship+Program&utm_campaign=b9db647bab


The purpose of the library is to provide access to, and organize specific material in support of the educational mission of Salzburg Global. The Library Intern supports Salzburg Global staff, Fellows and Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron guests. The composition of the collection reflects past and current topics of Salzburg Global Seminar sessions. The Library is an open-stack, non-lending library but may be open to non-participants upon request.

Duties include:


  • Organize and scan photographic archives.


  • Identify potential faculty and invitees for sessions;
  • Provide tech and administrative support for upcoming sessions;
  • Compile list of resources for Salzburg Global Seminar sessions as requested; and
  • Compile reserve shelf for upcoming sessions.


  • Catalog all new acquisitions and library holdings in DublinCore in our open source, integrated library system, OpenBiblio, and the social cataloging platform LibraryThing;
  • Assign call numbers in Dewey Decimal classification;
  • Reshelf and shift books that are out of place; and
  • Write gift plate and thank you notes.


  • Maintain existing subscription and their renewals as required; and
  • Research to find articles relevant to session topic.


  • Previous volunteer, internship or professional experience in a library setting;
  • A can-do attitude, ability to multi-task, and a willingness to work flexible hours, according to program needs;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English, including the ability to edit text;
  • Comfortable working with people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds;
  • Proficiency in internet research and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint);
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Salzburg Global Seminar.

WEBSITE: https://www.salzburgglobal.org/about/job-opportunities/internships/library-internship-salzburg.html


  • A one-page covering letter of motivation,
  • Your CV/résumé,
  • A brief explanation of how you heard about this internship opportunity (e.g. signed up for the recruitment email, saw an advertisement on social media, received a personal recommendation from a Fellow, former intern, etc. Please include names where appropriate.)
  • The names and contact details of two references

POC: Michaela Goldman, Internship Program Manager, Salzburg Global Seminar: hr@salzburgglobal.org

Application Deadline: October 19, 2018


2018-2019 Fall, Winter or Summer Library Internship

Title:  2018-2019 Fall, Winter or Summer Library Internship

Approximate date of posting  September 19, 2018

Position: US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) History Office and Library Internship Program

Eligibility All internship applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Applicants must also be currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited College or University. Preference is given to scholars currently enrolled in graduate-level programs related to history, public history, or archival studies and upper-level undergraduate students majoring in history or related fields requiring strong research and writing skills.

A security clearance and drug screening test are required. In order to obtain a security clearance, all selected candidates must pass a background check

Location: Washington, D. C.

Company/Organization  The USCIS History Office and Library preserves and promotes understanding of USCIS history and the histories of its predecessor agencies and programs. Student Interns will assist the History Office and Library staff in providing well-researched responses to reference requests, performing primary source research both in the library’s collection and at the National Archives, and developing content for the USCIS History website.

Schedule/Hours  TBD

Time Frame. At least 120 hours in a single semester period.

Compensation: Unpaid (see the value of a security clearance) https://news.clearancejobs.com/2018/08/27/how-much-does-a-security-clearance-cost/

Source: https://www.uscis.gov/history-and-genealogy/our-history/internship-opportunity

Description: Program Objectives

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Enhance and build upon current educational or professional experiences and/or expertise related to historical research and the development of historical publications and online exhibits
  • Apply academic learning to real-world projects and assignments
  • Develop workplace skills and acquire specific experience needed to pursue professional goals
  • Explore the federal work environment and learn about the history, mission, and responsibilities of USCIS

Scholar Responsibilities

Students should accomplish the following during their Internships:

  • Contribute substantially to research projects related to the history of USCIS, its predecessor agencies, or federal immigration and naturalization policies in general.
  • Perform original research in USCIS and legacy agency records located at the National Archives
  • Propose and develop content suitable for the USCIS History and Genealogy website
  • Become knowledgeable of USCIS’s history and mission

All materials produced by Student Interns while working at USCIS become the property of USCIS and will be maintained by the USCIS History Office and Library.

Website: https://www.uscis.gov/history-and-genealogy/historical-library/our-collection/general-collection

How to Apply: To apply, students must submit a resume, cover letter, an unofficial copy of their transcripts and a completed application form to cishistory.library@uscis.dhs.govOnly  applications submitted by email will be considered.


Spring Semester: October 30
Summer semester: February 4
Fall semester: June 1

2018-2019 Chemistry Library Intern-PA

Approximate date of posting  September 12, 2018

Position: Chemistry Library Intern

Eligibility must be enrolled in a master’s degree program in library/information science. A degree in chemistry or a related discipline is preferred but not required as this could be an ideal opportunity for a non-scientist to gain knowledge and experience in science and engineering librarianship.

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Company/Organization  University of Pennsylvania: Penn Chemistry Library

Schedule/Hours  Up to 20 hours per week, mainly within 9AM-5PM Monday-Friday time period, but with the possibility of some evening and/or weekend hours

Time Frame  One year long

Compensation: $15/hour

Source: https://news.cci.fsu.edu/jobs-and-internships/cci-internships/ischool-internships/chemistry-library-intern-university-of-penn/

Description: This internship offers a service-oriented, self-motivated individual a complete experience in a small science library setting, providing library services to physical scientists and engineers. Based at the Penn Chemistry Library, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to experience most aspects of the job of a departmental librarian at a large research institution, while working on research and operational projects in chemical information and other areas of science and engineering librarianship. A degree in chemistry or a closely-related science discipline is preferred but not required, as this could be an ideal opportunity for a non-scientist to gain knowledge and experience in science and engineering librarianship.

Specific Duties:

Duties will fall into three basic categories, with other duties and projects as assigned.

Patron Services and Instruction, including

Developing, updating, and maintaining remote education materials including Web guides and tutorials

Assisting at the Van Pelt information desk during intersessions and peak semester periods

Working a minimum of one to two hours per week providing chat reference services

Preparing supporting materials for course-integrated instruction sessions

Collection Development Responsibilities, including

Assisting with a project to evaluate the Chemistry Library’s on-site print journal collection

Assisting with the annual budget process

Analyzing usage statistics for electronic resources

Professional Development Activities, including

Attending workshops and training sessions that will develop job and professional skills

Attending other applicable Penn library meetings, as assigned by supervisor

Website: N/A

How to Apply:

POC: Supervisor: Judith Currano

Department: Chemistry Library

Email: currano@pobox.upenn.edu

Phone: 215-746-5886


Colleen Hayes

HR Administrative Assistant

University of Pennsylvania Libraries


(215) 898-3226

 Deadline: unspecified

Winter/Spring 2019 Art Library OR Photo Archives Intern-IL

Approximate date of posting September 2018

 Position: Multiple: PHOTO ARCHIVES , LIBRARY and Others

Eligibility students and recent graduates


International students studying in the United States with an F1 visa are eligible to apply. The F1 student must secure the appropriate authorization from the university they are attending, allowing them to participate in the internship. Such authorization is the responsibility of the prospective intern and must be secured before participating in the internship. The MCA does not consider applications from internship candidates with a J1 visa.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Company/Organization  Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

The Museum of Contemporary Art Internship Program welcomes students and recent graduates who wish to broaden their education and professional experience by working and learning in a not-for-profit museum. All MCA departments offer experiential education in a challenging, hands-on environment.

Schedule/Hours minimum commitment of 16 hours per week 

Time Frame 3-months-   Jan–May

Compensation:Although the MCA does not offer paid internships, there are three available stipends: the Jimmy Jones Internship Stipend, offered during the summer term; the Greg Cameron Internship Stipend, offered during the winter/spring term; and the Terry Samala de Guzman and Family Internship Stipend, offered during the fall

The Greg Cameron Internship Stipend, offered during the winter/spring term;  ($3200.00)

The MCA’s Greg Cameron Internship recognizes the dedication of Greg Cameron, a long-time member of the MCA staff whose leadership and passion set an example for the entire MCA family for nearly 20 years. Now a devoted supporter of the MCA, Cameron’s commitment to enriching the arts in Chicago continues to inspire. Each winter/spring since 2009, the Greg Cameron Intern receives a stipend of $2,500.

The MCA will consider all applicants who have been accepted to the program during the winter/spring term regardless of department. Qualified applicants will be asked to write an essay on a topic proposed by the selection committee. Qualified candidates will be notified of the details upon acceptance to the program.

Benefits of being an MCA intern include: an intern card providing reduced or free admission to more than 3,000 member museums across the nation for the length of your internship; curator-led tours of current MCA exhibitions; discounts at the MCA Box Office to talks and performances; discounts in the award-winning MCA Store; and opportunities to meet with museum professionals in nearly every department of the museum.

Source https://mcachicago.org/About/Internships


Library Internship

The library internship provides students with a well-rounded, hands-on learning experience that provides exposure to all aspects of art museum librarianship. Tasks may include: reference, circulation, cataloging, and collection management. Library staff works to match interns with current projects that correspond to their areas of interest. Past projects have included working with artist files, audio/visual collections, and archival collections. The internship is designed for graduate students focusing on library science and/or archives, recent MLIS graduates, and advanced undergraduate students who are considering careers in library science. Library experience or classwork in library science or archives is strongly preferred. Knowledge of art is preferred but not required. The ability to work independently with a strong attention to detail is required. May include some heavy lifting.

Photo Archives

The Photo Archives intern splits time between processing materials from the MCA’s physical photo archive and working with its photographer to capture institutional photography, including images of collection pieces, event photos, and exhibition installation images. When working with archival photographic materials documenting the MCA’s institutional history, interns are responsible for handling and digitizing slides and negatives in various formats, and processing raw scans with Photoshop in order to produce web-ready images. One day a week, interns shadow the MCA’s photographer and learn the process of capturing images for print and archival purposes. The internship introduces interns to museum standards and best practices in maintaining a photo archive, as well as digital archiving and capturing methods. Candidates should have demonstrated experience with traditional and digital photography, as well as a background in contemporary art history.

How to Apply Application materials include an application, a cover letter, a resume, and one letter of recommendation. If applicable, include your school’s requirements for credit with your application. Due to our application system’s configuration we ask that you submit your cover letter, your letters of recommendation, writing samples or work samples—if applicable—in one single document (PDF, .doc or .docx). Your resume should be uploaded separately. Please note, if you do not have your letters of recommendation at the time of application those may be sent separately by email or mail as long as they arrive by the deadline of November 15, 2018

POC: Letters of recommendation may be sent via email to internships@mcachicago.org, or by mail to:

Human Resources Coordinator

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

220 East Chicago Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611

Website: https://mcachicago.org/About/Internships

Deadline: November 15, 2018

There are three application deadlines per year.