2019 Summer U.S. Senate Internships-D.C

Approximate date of posting  February 28, 2019


Eligibility: college students who are currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Both undergraduate and graduate students must have completed one full semester of their respective programs prior to this application, and must be continuing their education in the fall of 2019. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously held internships in the Secretary’s Office.

Location: D.C.

Company/Organization  The offices under the Secretary of the Senate provide legislative, financial and administrative support to Senators and the entire Senate community. Interns with the Secretary’s Office are afforded the unique opportunity to gain work experience while learning about the Senate, legislative procedures and Washington, D.C. The summer intern program is filled with educational lectures, tours and activities that are sure to make this a memorable experience. For more information about the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, please visit

Schedule/Hours  TBD

Time Frame. Monday, June 3, 2019 End: Friday, August 30, 2019

Compensation: paid internships based on the intern’s level of academic achievement. Undergraduate interns are paid $14.00 per hour; graduate students are paid $17.50 per hour.


Description: The offices under the Secretary of the Senate provide legislative, financial and administrative support to Senators and the entire Senate community. Interns with the Secretary’s Office are afforded the unique opportunity to gain work experience while learning about the Senate, legislative procedures and Washington, D.C. The summer intern program is filled with educational lectures, tours and activities that are sure to make this a memorable experience. For more information about the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, please visit

How to Apply . Please e-mail, fax or hand-deliver your completed application package before the established deadline. Contact: Human Resources Room SH-231B Hart Building E-mail: resumes@sec.senate.gov Fax: 202-228-3603  Do not send your application package by USPS,

Application (included in this package): complete the fillable document and either print, sign and scan the document, or, if using the electronic signature, electronically sign and save the document. 2. Resume 3. Cover letter identifying reason for seeking an internship in the Secretary’s Office and how you expect this work experience to enhance your educational program or career goals. Some things to consider: What makes you an ideal candidate for our program? How do you plan to make the most of this experience while serving the needs of the Senate and offices under the Secretary? 4. Two letters of recommendation: one from an employer or volunteer supervisor and one from a college professor

Website: http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/briefing/secretary_senate.htm

Deadline: Complete application packages must be received by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019.


2019 Spring-Fall Digital Preservation Fellowship-NY

Approximate date of posting  February 7, 2019

Position: Library & Archives department of Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) seeks a Digital Preservation Fellow 

Eligibility: Candidates must be enrolled in, or be a recent graduate from, a graduate-level history or ALA-accredited library science/archives program. Candidates will have already completed coursework in digital archiving.

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Company/Organization  Othmer Library:

Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society is a nationally-recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn’s extraordinary and complex history. BHS is a vibrant museum, a world-renowned research library, a cutting-edge education center, and a hub for community dialogue. Located in a landmark 1881 building designed by architect George Browne Post, BHS welcomes both residents and visitors from around the world to learn about Brooklyn’s past, present, and future.

Schedule/Hours   commit to working onsite for two days per week, between Monday and Friday during normal business hours.

Time Frame.  commit to working onsite for two days per week, between Monday and Friday during normal business hours.

Compensation: $20/hour not to exceed 448 hours or 34 weeks. BHS staff ID grants free entrance to museums around New York City.

Source: Indeed

Description: The Digital Preservation fellow will participate in the establishment of a born-digital archives program at Brooklyn Historical Society. The fellow will have the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to a new initiative to accession, appraise, and preserve born-digital materials currently held by Brooklyn Historical Society’s Library and Archives. The fellow will work closely with the Digital Preservation Committee, and take guidance from an outside consultant. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the establishment of a new program which will greatly improve stewardship of and access to our collections.


Under the supervision of the Digital Preservation Committee, consisting of the Director of the Library and Archives, the Archivist, and the Digital Projects Archivist, the fellow will:

  • Conduct a survey of existing born-digital materials held in the repository
  • Participate in the development of workflows and policies for born-digital materials
  • Accession born-digital material using open source tools
  • Review content to help set preservation and processing priorities
  • Assist in developing procedures for integrating the born-digital program with existing digital preservation workflows
  • Create documentation of tools, procedures, and workflows

How to Apply Please email resume and cover letter to library@brooklynhistory.org with the following subject line: “[LastName] – Digital Preservation Fellowship.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed immediately.

2019 Summer Historical Research Intern-NY

Approximate date of posting  February 22, 2019

Position: Historical Research Intern

Eligibility: Candidates must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, or have recently earned their degree (past three months).

Location: Syracuse, N.Y.

Company/Organization  William G. Pomeroy Foundation

Schedule/Hours  Unspecified

Time Frame.Summer

Compensation: Unspecified

Source: Indeed


Gain valuable history research and archival experience in the nonprofit sector. Historical Research Interns will work with our passionate team on a variety of history-related projects that will have a direct and meaningful impact on enhancing our digital archives, newly redesigned website, and online historic signage database. As an intern, responsibilities include, but are not limited to: researching, verifying and organizing primary sources; writing descriptions about the historical facts commemorated on existing roadside markers funded by the Pomeroy Foundation; creating metadata for hundreds of photographs in our digital archives; assisting the Pomeroy Foundation Archivist/Historian in digitizing and adding material to our digital archives; auditing information in our historic signage database to ensure accuracy and completeness; and conducting email outreach to promote our National Register Signage Grant Program. Additionally, interns will be assigned other responsibilities on an as-needed basis.

How to Apply Please provide a thoughtful cover letter and resume to apply. Please email your cover letter and resume to deryn@wgpfoundation.org to apply.

Deadline: Unspecified

2019 Spring Moving Image Internship -NY

Approximate date of posting  February 7, 2019

Position: Moving Image Internship

Eligibility: Candidates must have some previous exposure (course work or experience) with moving image archiving. Candidates should be considering a career in archives, be enrolled in, or be a recent graduate from, a graduate-level history or ALA-accredited library science/archives program.

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Company/Organization  Brooklyn Historical Society

Schedule/Hours  commit to working onsite for one or two days per week,  for a total of 120 hours. between Monday and Friday during normal business hours.

Time Frame. position can begin in March 2019 and can extend through June 28, 2019.

Compensation: This position is funded through the METRO Studio Internship Program. The recipient will receive $1,800 in overall funding, paid in monthly installments.

Source: Indeed

Description: Report to the Archivist, this position will help BHS work towards comprehensive intellectual control over audiovisual materials, formalized appraisal criteria for retention and digitization of audiovisual material, and BHS-sized workflow for digitization of small quantities of audiovisual materials during processing, using the METRO AV transfer station.

BHS’s reference and user services internship is a long-standing program with a proven track record providing interns hands-on experience in a special collections reading room. Alumni of the program have gone on to hold professional library and archives positions at many renowned academic, governmental, and cultural institutions in New York City and beyond.


  • Improve intellectual control of audiovisual material through retrospective accessioning and description
  • Write EAD encoded finding aid in ASpace for otherwise undescribed materials
  • Prioritise materials for transfer using the METRO AV transfer station
  • Conduct transfers offsite at METRO
  • Work with staff to transfer digital files into Archivematica
  • Research and propose appropriate plan for researcher access to these materials
  • Document workflow for appraisal and digitization of small batch of audiovisual material at METRO as a routine aspect of processing

How to Apply Please email resume and cover letter to library@brooklynhistory.org with the following subject line: “[LastName] – Moving Image Internship.”

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed immediately.

2019-2022 Resident Librarian- DE

Approximate Date of Posting: February 27, 2019

Position: Pauline A. Young Resident, Reference and Instructional Services Department

Eligibility:Recent graduate degree from an ALA-accredited programm

Location: Newark, DE

Company/Organization  University of Delaware The holdings of Special Collections at the University of Delaware Library include books, literary and historical manuscripts, maps, prints, photographs, broadsides, periodicals, pamphlets, ephemera, and realia from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century. Printed collections number more than 200,000 titles and manuscript collections span more than 5,000 linear feet.  The collections complement the University’s teaching programs and the Library’s general collections with particular strengths in the subject areas of the Arts; English, Irish, and American literature; history and Delawareana; horticulture; and the history of science and technology.  Manuscript strengths include American history, particularly Delaware and the surrounding region; contemporary American, British and Irish literature; art and architecture; land use and the environment in the Delaware Valley, politics and government, and the history and technology of printing, publishing, and the book arts.  Special Collections has an active exhibition program, is engaged in several ongoing Web-related activities, including online finding aids to manuscript and archival collections, online exhibitions, and digitization of selected collections.  Additional information about the Special Collections is available at library.udel.edu/special/.

Schedule/Hours: Full-Time

Time Frame:  2019-2022- three-year appointment

Compensation PAY GRADE:  29E

Source: https://archivesgig.com/2019/02/27/newark-de-pauline-a-young-resident-manuscripts-and-archives-unit-special-collections-university-of-delaware/

Description: The Pauline A. Young Residency is a three-year appointment offering professional experience in an academic research library to recent graduates of a library/information science program. The residency is designed to meet both the professional goals and interests of the Resident as well as the service and operational priorities of the Library. The residency features orientation to all library areas, mentoring, committee service, and support for travel to professional meetings and conferences. The Resident will have the opportunity to shape the direction of the residency and develop goals according to their professional interests; a sample of the 2019-2022 residency structure is available at https://library.udel.edu/residency/program/. The purpose of the residency is to encourage the involvement of individuals from under-represented groups in academic librarianship. Started in 1984, the Pauline A. Young Residency is among the Library’s most successful efforts to advance equity, diversity and inclusion

Three Year Development Plan: https://library.udel.edu/residency/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2017/03/Young-Residency-ThreeYearPlan.pdf

Website: www.udel.edu/udjobs/

How to Apply:  Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three employment references, following University of Delaware application instructions at https://udjobs.ead.udel.edu/psp/RESUME/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=106288&PostingSeq=1

Deadline: March 29, 2019

2019 Corporate Library Intern, MA

Approximate date of posting  February 27, 2019

 Position: Library Intern

Eligibility. Enrollment in a Library Science Degree Program

Location: Chelsea, Massachusetts

Company/Organization  Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

Schedule/Hours  20 – 40 hours/week

Time Frame This is a 6 month internship (flexible)

Compensation: Hourly Rate: $17.00 – $18.00



The MWRA Library is seeking an Intern to assist in cataloging a variety of resources into an Inmagic ILS. In addition, the intern will gather and record metadata in preparation for a historic photograph digitization project. Assistance in the daily operation of a small, governmental Special Library, under the direction of the Library Supervisor, will also be required.


  • Catalog a variety of resources into an Inmagic ILS
  • Gather and record metadata for historic photograph digitization project
  • Learn daily library operations in a special library setting
  • Serve a wide variety of personnel in reference requests as needed
  • Provide additional support to Library Supervisor as needed

How to Apply https://mwra.applicantpro.com/jobs/1008944.html.

Deadline: March 8, 2019

2019-2022 Academic Library Residency-Virginia

Approximate date of posting  February 27, 2019

Position: Academic Library Residency

Eligibility: Residents with interest in all areas of librarianship are encouraged to apply. Graduate of an ALA-accredited master’s degree program in library and/or information science or early career information professional; 

Location: Blacksburg, Virginia

Company/Organization  Academic Library Residency

Schedule/Hours  Full-Time

Time Frame. Third year is optional

Compensation: 48,000 minimum, dependent on qualifications and experience

Source: acrl-rig@lists.ala.org

Description: The Libraries Residency Program offers an entry-level librarian the opportunity to begin a career in academic librarianship through an intensive three-year residency in the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. In supporting the Libraries’ and the University’s commitment to achieving a culturally diverse faculty, the Resident will, over a three-year period, experience a minimum of three areas of librarianship and develop a specialization in one area. The resident will work closely with library faculty to develop both specific skills and an overall understanding of the many aspects of professional work within an academic library. The Residency Program will be tailored to reflect the successful candidate’s personal interests and long-term career goals.

Structure and Responsibilities
In the first year, the Resident will serve in three to four functional areas, determined mutually by the Resident’s interests and the needs of the Libraries.

In the second year, the Resident will begin to specialize by contributing to one or two functional areas of choice, in consultation with the Library’s Resident Program Coordinator and directors in charge of the functional areas. The Resident will then begin to formulate the basis for a capstone project.

Residents with interest in all areas of librarianship are encouraged to apply. Strategic areas of focus for the Libraries include:

– Learning Spaces and Services 
– Special Collections 
– Collections and Technical Services 
– Scholarly Communication 
– Data Management & Curation
– Library Data and Assessment
-Center for Digital Research and Scholarship
-Research Collaboration and Engagement

The Resident will also begin actively participating in Libraries committees, councils, and task forces. Residents will be expected to attend national and regional professional conferences related to their area of interest and specialization. The Resident will also participate in program- related activities and communicate with peer cohorts.

In the third and final year the Resident will continue to specialize and will complete a capstone project, preferably suitable for publication, which incorporates the expertise and perspectives gained during the residency. (Note that the third year is optional.)

How to Apply

Website: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/95005.


Review Begin Date: 03/19/2019

2019 Web Archiving Intern-KY

Approximate date of posting  February 27, 2019

Position: Web Archiving Intern

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree. Enrolled in or graduation from a master’s program in library science, public history, historic administration, or other degree with archival concentration. Have taken at least one graduate-level course in archival theory and practice.

Location: Lexington, KY

Company/Organization  University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center

Schedule/Hours  Full-time Anytime between 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Time Frame. Temporary

Compensation: $14.50  ph

Source: https://archivesgig.com/2019/02/27/lexington-ky-paid-web-archiving-intern-university-of-kentucky-special-collections-research-center/

Description: Using Archive-It and ArchivesSpace and under the supervision of the Director of Digital Services and the University Archivist, the Web Archiving intern will assist with the establishment of a web archiving program for permanent and historical records found in selected University of Kentucky Web seed URLs and social media platforms (primarily Facebook and Twitter). The intern will create and review crawls, create description for seeds and crawls, and contribute to local crawl and procedures manuals. Specific duties include:

•           Work collaboratively with position supervisors and the Library Web Archiving Working Group to develop seed, account, and hashtag selection scope and guidelines.

•           Set up, review, and describe crawls per seed, account, and/or hashtag.

•           Review existing website description procedures and Society of American Archivist College and University Archives section campus case studies on website preservation and description.

•           Based in this review and existing local procedures, contribute initial collection development criteria and description manuals.

•           Perform related duties as assigned.

How to Apply Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Deadline: 3/31/2019

2019 Summer RAD Digitization Intern-D.C

Approximate date of posting February 26, 2019

Position: RAD Digitization Intern

Eligibility current undergraduate or graduate students, or recent graduates.

Location: D.C.

Company/Organization  NPR PR’s Research, Archives & Data Strategy (RAD) team partners with all programs and divisions to address a wide spectrum of information needs and to maintain NPR’s complete audio archives. As part of our continuing efforts to make our content available digitally, we are recruiting an intern to contribute to audio reformatting objectives.

Schedule/Hours  Full-Time

Time Frame May 20 – August 9

Compensation: $12.50 per hour

Summer semester (10 weeks) – *$4,140

* Amounts will be pro-rated based on actual internship hours worked.

Source: https://archivesgig.com/2019/02/26/washington-dc-paid-rad-digitization-intern-summer-2019-npr/

Description:. Working under the supervision of RAD team members on digital reformatting of NPR’s audio archive, our Reformatting Intern will:

  • Participate in all stages of reformatting workflows including materials prep, playback and signal extraction, and digital asset management
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of legacy media formats and associated technology
  • Annotate and promote archives-related content to RAD social media accounts

Website: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/NAT1011NATPR/JobBoard/fc254a05-d68e-44c0-a2ba-267380d146ba/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=9321e4b4-5167-4b50-8c0c-a82b4857ca7c

How to Apply: Please include a cover letter along with your resume for full consideration

  • In your cover letter, please tell us about your:
    • Audio preservation coursework and/or experiences digitizing audiovisual materials
    • Knowledge of best practices related to the care and preservation of open reel magnetic tape
    • Demonstrated interest in audio technology and digital asset management
    • Knowledge of digital file formats
    • Flexibility with respect to working on multiple projects and shifting priorities
    • Ability to articulate the importance of audio preservation to stakeholders and others
    • Ability to balance attention to detail and accuracy with an understanding of “the big picture”
    • Experience handling deadline pressure and establishing priority among competing demands
    • Ability to work independently and/or collaboratively as needs of the project dictate
    • Ability to establish rapport quickly and easily with colleagues
    • Experience managing the expectations of others
    • Excellent communication skills, both in person and in writing
    • Passion for current events, history, music, pop culture

Deadline: March 4, 2019 at 5pm ET