2019-2020 Archival Collections Assistant-IA

Approximate date of posting September 19, 2019

Position: Archival Collections Assistant

Eligibility Masters degree or intended graduation from a Library and Information Science or Archives program, though undergraduates and candidates with a degree in History or a related field may be considered;

Location: Elk Horn, Iowa

Company/Institution/Organization Museum of Danish America Established in 1983, the Museum of Danish America (formerly known as The Danish Immigrant Museum) is located midway between Des Moines, IA and Omaha, NE on 35 acres of recreated prairie in the heart of the largest rural settlement of Danes in the United States. The museum’s mission is to celebrate Danish roots and American dreams and is the only accredited national museum dedicated to collecting and interpreting the Danish-American experience. Guidance is provided by a twenty-five member Board of Directors from across the United States and Denmark. The museum has a collection of over 30,000 artifacts, an active traveling exhibit program, and a membership of over 3,000 from across the United States, Denmark and seven other countries.It has a staff of eleven full-time employees, six part-time employees and an active internship program hosting up to four Danish graduate students and an American graduate student annually.

 Schedule/Hours  40 hours per week

Time Frame: five months- Start Date:   November, 2019 (can be flexible)

 Compensation:   $500 monthly stipend-  Rent-free, fully-furnished house (includes all utilities)

Source  SAA https://careers.archivists.org/jobs/ja/12822282/&utm_source=BTI_JOB_ALERT&utm_medium=email


The Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, Iowa is the only national museum that tells the story of Danish immigration to the United States, the influence of Denmark on American culture today, and contemporary Danish America. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Museum is in the final stages of a full inventory and cataloging project which began in 2006. Once the inventory is finished, all known information about the entire collection will be electronically accessible through PastPerfect 5.0 both in-house and via the Museum’s website using PastPerfect Online. 

Position Description:

The primary function of the Archival Collections Assistant will be to catalog new archival donations that have not yet been added to the PastPerfect database. This position will provide wonderful hands-on experience for a MLIS student or recent graduate. All interns are also involved in Collections Review Committee and Exhibitions Committee meetings, outreach activities (on and off site), and in behind-the-scenes tours to other museums for professional development and networking opportunities. Both American and Danish students participate in the Museum’s internship program, and enjoy free shared housing in Elk Horn.

Apply Send letter of interest and resume via email

Website: https://www.danishmuseum.org/

POC: Archival Collections Manager:  Cheyenne Jansdatter,cjansdatter@danishmuseum.org

Deadline: Must be received by midnight October 18, 2019. Selection will made by November 1, 2019.


2019-2020 Archives Intern, NY

Approximate date of posting September 20, 2019

Position: Information Resources

Eligibility Must be currently enrolled at a college or university at the graduate level pursuing a degree in library science, archival studies or records management

Location: New York, New York

Company/Institution/Organization Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA),

 Schedule/Hours  commit to 16 hours per week (2 days per week full time) for ten to twelve weeks

Time Frame: ten to twelve weeks

Compensation: $15 an hour

Source  Indeed

The Information Resources department at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts administers the LCPA Archives and the organization’s Records Management Program.  LCPA Archives serves as the institution’s archive of vital records and treasure trove of invaluable historical documentation as well as routine business matters and operations dating back to its founding in the 1950s.  The Records Management Program provides guidelines and best practices for managing information to LCPA staff. 

The Information Resources department is seeking interns for opportunities in both program areas.

Under the supervision of the Director of Archives and Records Management, the LCPA Archives Intern will:
• Inventory collections identified as archival
• Identify the arrangement of records
• Prepare preliminary series-level descriptions
• Draft processing plans for series
• Take preservation measures where necessary to protect the collections

Apply https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7421b050-ddd7-4ade-98d4-ab789c0e7a2f&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=336954&source=IN


2020 Cultural Heritage Library Intern -D.C.

Approximate date of posting  September 17, 2019

Position: Research Library Intern

Eligibility To apply to the U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (Unpaid), you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be a current student.
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale.
  • Be able to receive and maintain a security clearance.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Company/Institution/Organization The Cultural Heritage Center (ECA/P/C) Office of Policy and Evaluation (ECA/P)at the U.S. Department of State  leads U.S. cultural heritage foreign policy. It oversees programs and efforts to support the protection and preservation of cultural heritage worldwide.

 Schedule/Hours  32-40 hours per week

Time Frame: May 2020 – September 2020

Compensation: unpaid

Source  http://cuaslis.org/wp/cultural-heritage-library-intern-summer-2020-washington-dc/

Description We are looking for a student with background in Library Sciences to create a collections management strategy for the Center’s small research library, which is focused on archaeology and art history materials. This will include:

  • Inventorying the collection
  • Re-organizing the materials within the allotted space
  • Devising a management strategy for material “check-out” and “check-in”
  • Suggesting methods for long-term management and collections strategy
  • Other duties as assigned, related to the work of the Cultural Heritage Center

In addition, an internship at the U.S. Department of State provides students with valuable opportunities to gain substantive learning experiences in a foreign affairs environment.

Apply https://openopps.usajobs.gov/internships/1246?fromSearch

Website: https://careers.state.gov/intern/student-programs/


2019 Congressional Research Service Graduate Recruit Program

Approximate date of posting 09/11/2019 to 10/09/2019

Position: Reference and Digital Services Librarian

Eligibility Graduate students – Current enrollment in or anticipated graduation from an appropriate, accredited advanced degree program


Company/Institution/Organization Library of Congress-Congressional Research Services- CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress, CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process—from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.


 Schedule/Hours  Full-time,

Time Frame: Temporary with the expectation of subsequent conversion to permanentInitial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days. Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon participants’ performance and completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding. Those students who return to school to complete their advanced degree program may be eligible for a permanent position once they obtain their degree.

Compensation: GS 09 $57,510 to $74,759 per year



  • Performs reference and instructional services, and will maintain and develop web-based information tools and services.
  • Contributes to the development or enhancement of information tools to support CRS’s research activities. Identifies project-related issues or problems, helps gather requirements for tools and systems to address these needs, and liaises with information technology specialists regarding incorporation of these requirements into new or enhanced information systems.
  • Participates in digital content and data projects. Assists with ongoing assessment of CRS’s information services through data gathering and analysis, and exploratory research on standard storage and access options and preservation strategies. Participates in research and evaluation, and in the planning, design, development, testing, and implementation of new digital services.
  • Keeps abreast of developments affecting knowledge management, metadata, and information retrieval.
  • Ability to provide reference and research services
  • The ability to provide reference and research services by conducting reference interviews; evaluating clients’ requirements and developing search strategies; identifying and evaluating authoritative data, statistics, and information; evaluating publications and electronic resources for content coverage and trends; and monitoring current events.
  • Ability to organize, integrate and present content
  • The ability to organize, integrate and present content for a variety of audiences.   This includes, for example, creating subject guides (e.g., LibGuides, SharePoint pages, pathfinders); (2) aggregating and presenting information to respond to user needs; (3) tagging content to improve information access; (4) creating and maintaining information alerts; (5) testing usability of web products; and (6) integrating disparate information sources (e.g., library catalogs, RSS feeds) into web portals.

Apply https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545344400/

Deadline:  10/09/2019

2019-2020 Research Intern-DC

Approximate date of posting  September 9, 2019 

Position: Research Intern

Eligibility currently enrolled

Location: Washington, DC

Company/Institution/Organization  National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health is a 501c3 nonprofit devoted to education, policy analysis, technical assistance, and advocacy in support of long-term, systemic improvements in comprehensive health care and insurance coverage for adolescents.

 Schedule/Hours  10-15 hours/month

Time Frame: starting in September and continuing for a year

Compensation: $17/hour wage

Source  http://cuaslis.org/wp/paid-part-time-internship-opportunity-the-national-alliance-to-advance-adolescent-health-washington-dc/

Description The intern’s main responsibility will be to conduct monthly searches of published articles on transition from pediatric to adult care, examining multiple databases.

Candidates for this position must have free access to university library resources, technical skills to search multiple databases using specific key words, and the ability to extract and summarize selected information for use by Got Transition’s project staff (www.gottransition.org).

Website: https://www.thenationalalliance.org/

Apply Please send resumes to Jodi Shorr at jshorr@thenationalalliance.org


2020 Summer Records Management- Intern-SC

Approximate date of posting Sep 9, 2019


Eligibility Be pursuing a degree in Law, Library Science, Business, Management or a related field.

Moncks Corner,- located slightly west of Charleston

Company/Institution/Organization  Santee Cooper– Santee Cooper provides reliable and affordable electricity, clean and safe drinking water, environmental stewardship and programs that recruit industry and jobs. Santee Cooper is a public power utility owned by the state.

 Schedule/Hours  40 hours per week 

Time Frame: begins May 18, 2020 for a period of 10-12 weeks.

Compensation: Salary Range
Rising Sophomore $13.00 per hour
Rising Junior $14.00 per hour
Rising Senior $15.00 per hour

Source  Indeed

Description The primary responsibilities of a Records Management Intern is to:

·  conduct research regarding records retention

·  inventory physical records and maintain physical records

·  analyze records

·  ECM data entry, update and maintenance, and records destruction

·  assist Records Management staff as needed

Position Requirements

The qualified candidate must:

·  have the ability to follow instructions

·  have general knowledge of computers

·  familiar with conducting research

·  internet searching experience

Apply https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_santeecooper/external/gateway.do?functionName=viewFromLink&jobPostId=4758&localeCode=en-us&source=Indeed.com&sourceType=PREMIUM_POST_SITE

Website: https://www.santeecooper.com/About/Index.aspx

Deadline: Feb 1, 2020

2019-2021 Academic Library Fellowship-North Carolina

Approximate Date of Posting:  9/7/2019

Position: Library Fellow

Eligibility Recent M.L.S. and M.I.S. graduates. An option for January or September placement may be available, depending upon graduation date. In order to be eligible, the terminal degree must be awarded no more than 12 months before the date of appointment. In order to be eligible, the terminal degree must be awarded between December 2019 and September 2020.

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Company/Organization   North Carolina State University

Schedule/Hours: Full-time

Time Frame:  2 years July 2020 through June 2022.

Compensation $65,000 plus benefits package. Professional development stipend, up to $2,500 annually.

Source: Libjobs


The NCSU Libraries Fellows Program provides the launching pad for your career in a leading research library. As a Fellow you will experience the rewards of working with a diverse clientele, including outstanding faculty and students in nationally ranked academic programs. You will gain experience in a highly collaborative work environment with access to key decision makers throughout the organization. You will also develop expertise in a functional area of academic librarianship while contributing meaningfully to an innovative initiative of strategic importance.

The NCSU Libraries is well known for its technological advances and commitment to defining the future of librarianship. We seek out candidates with interests and aptitudes in these areas and Fellows’ assignments reflect these areas of focus. Fellows perform as entry-level librarians half-time in a home department. The remaining time is devoted to an initiative of strategic importance in an area outside the home department.

The Libraries recognizes that self-determination is an important consideration. During the interview process, candidates learn more about the Libraries’ departments and initiatives. Candidates are then given the opportunity to indicate their preferences for department and project assignments. The Libraries makes assignments that consider those preferences.

Website: https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/fellows/about




How to Apply:  https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/107067 Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis upon receipt. Interviews will be held January/February 2020

We suggest you address your letter “Dear Members of the Nomination Committee.” The committee membership changes annually and will be posted on the website with the vacancy announcement upon selection.

Deadline: Anticipated closing: January 11, 2019 We do not set a deadline in advance for applications. We continue to accept applications until finalist candidates are selected, the timing of which can vary. We often do, however, include language in the vacancy announcement encouraging candidates to apply by a certain date. This is offered as a guideline only. If you see the vacancy announcement posted and the link to the online application system is still live, we are still accepting applications. Also note that on the online application system you will see a date in the box marked “Must Be Open Until.” THIS IS NOT A DEADLINE. We are required to post vacancies for a certain number of working days. This box only indicates that the job MUST remain open until a certain date. The vacancy announcement will remain open well after that date

2019 Fall or 2020 Spring Young Readers Intern-D.C

Approximate date of posting  September 3 , 2019

Position: Teaching with Primary Sources-the Young Readers Center, Library of Congress

Eligibility t least 18 years old; undergraduate or graduate student of good standing, or a recent graduate who has completed or will complete an academic program no more than six months before the internship begins, or no more than three months after it ends; interest in working in library or educational setting focused on pre-K through 16-year-old students. Successful candidates are likely to have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher; academic and, if applicable, professional experience related to education, library science, history or museum studies, etc., targeted at pre-K through 16-year-olds; 

Location: Library of

Company/Organization  he Young Readers Center (YRC) at the Library of Congress was established in 2009 as a place for children under age 16 to experience the Library of Congress. It is the first such center in the more than 200-year history of the Library.

The YRC is part of the Library’s Learning and Innovation Office. The mission of this unit is to inform, inspire, and engage learners. Learners include visitors to the Young Readers Center, as well as librarians and classroom teachers and their students who may never visit the Library of Congress. Through programs, publications, on-site experiences, and online initiatives, the unit informs learners about the mission, functions, and collections of the Library; inspires a love of reading and research; and engages audiences in creating and sharing knowledge.

Hosted by the Center for Learning, Literacy, and Engagement, the Young Readers Center (YRC) at the Library of Congress seeks interns to support the daily operation of the YRC and help it more closely align its programming for pre-K through 16-year-old audiences with Library of Congress digitized collections. Interns will gain high-quality experience while working alongside Library staff to devise, test and disseminate approaches for offering enriched, primary source-based programming for pre-K through 16-year-old visitors.

They will report to the program specialist.

While working in the YRC, interns will:

  • Engage child visitors and their families with primary source and collection-based activities
  • Learn about the Library, its collections and programs
  • Help to plan, lead and support primary source-based YRC programming
  • Design and implement a special project as described in the application materials
  • Conduct research and consult with Library experts to support YRC programming
  • Plan and help lead a webinar for the Library’s grantees focused on using Library of Congress materials for K-12 education in collaboration with a Teaching with Primary Sources Consortium member

Schedule/Hours  Interns will work from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, five days a week between Monday and Saturday.

Time Frame: Short-term. Fall and Spring terms

Compensation: Stipend. However, each intern will receive a monthly stipend of $500, plus $255 per month for local transportation, and up to $1,000 monthly to offset documented housing costs. Interns living outside of the Washington, DC metro area will receive a travel allowance of up to $1,000 to help pay for travel to and from DC at the beginning and end of their internship.

Source http://cuaslis.org/wp/internship-teaching-with-primary-sources-the-young-readers-center-library-of-congress/

Description The application period is open twice yearly (Fall and Spring terms). The Library of Congress will select one Young Readers Center intern per term through this notice. Applicants who are selected as interns must confirm their availability to work in the Young Readers Center during the term specified. Interns will participate in an orientation (including online trainings) to the YRC, the Learning and Innovation Office and its programming for teaching, and the Library of Congress and its various reading rooms, services and collections.


  • Application Packet Includes: 1) A resume, 2) a statement of purpose describing future professional and/or academic plans (250 words max), 3) a proposed project that demonstrates how the candidate will connect digitized primary sources from the Library of Congress, found at http://www.loc.gov, with contemporary children’s or teen literature in a pedagogically sound and engaging activity for YRC visitors (250 words max), 4) two academic and/or professional letters of recommendation, and 5) a transcript (may be unofficial).
  • Application packets should be submitted via email (using the subject line “TPS Internship at Young Readers Center – [Applicant’s full name]”) with all materials attached in one PDF document, by 11:59 PM local time on deadline listed above. Materials that arrive after that date, are attached to multiple email messages, or are incomplete will not be reviewed. E-mail your application packet to the regional Teaching with Primary Sources partner coordinating the state or U.S. territory in which you attend school or work:
    • Eastern Region

Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and all U.S. territories. Send to tps@waynesburg.edu

  • Midwest Region

Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee or Wisconsin. Send to primarysources@ilstu.edu

  • Western Region

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. Send to tpscolorado@msudenver.edu

Please note: Library of Congress staff and partners cannot accept questions regarding individual applications. However, those who have general questions about the Young Readers Center and/or this internship program may contact: YRC@loc.gov.

Website:  http://www.read.gov/yrc/

POC:  YRC@loc.gov

Deadline: Fall 2019

  • Applications accepted between: 4/1/2019 – 5/20/2019

Spring 2020

  • Applications accepted between: 9/3/2019 – 10/8/2019

2020-2022 Diversity Fellowship Program-CA

Approximate date of posting  August 9th, 2019

Position:  (2) early-career librarians

Eligibility Completion of or enrollment in an ALA-accredited master’s degree program in Library and Information Science or equivalent; if degree is in progress, must be completed by January 2020

Recent or imminent graduates are particularly encouraged to apply; no prior professional experience is required.

Location: Davis, CA
Company/Institution/Organization Library at the University of California, Davis

 Schedule/Hours  Full-time

Time Frame: Two years

Compensation: Assistant Librarian, Salary Point 1, $55,014—Assistant Librarian, Salary Point 6, $62,854, depending on qualifications and experience

Source  acrl-rig-request@lists.ala.org

Description The Library at the University of California, Davis, seeks two dynamic, user-oriented, early-career librarians to participate in a two-year Diversity Fellowship Program. The goals of the program are to 
● Advance diversity and equal opportunity in the profession by recruiting individuals with the potential for leadership in addressing the barriers that have prevented individuals from traditionally underrepresented ethnic or racial minority groups, gender or gender identities, or physical or cognitive abilities from full participation in careers in academic librarianship 
● Recruit to the Library of the University of California, Davis, for the duration of the fellowship, individuals relatively new to working in a research library by providing opportunities to 
○ contribute meaningfully to defining the changing role of research libraries and the required workforce of the future 
○ acquire meaningful, practical experience in a research library in a top-rated research institution 
This program will provide the incumbents with a supportive environment to gain the requisite knowledge, skills, and competencies to thrive in an academic library setting with a focus on promoting undergraduate and professional student academic success and life-long learning.

Early-career librarians who are interested in pursuing academic librarianship and have an interest in contributing meaningfully to defining the changing role of research libraries and the required workforce of the future, as well as those interested in acquiring meaningful, practical experience in a research library in a top-rated research institution are encouraged to apply. The Fellows report to the Head of Student Services and will participate in a team of professionals to work collaboratively to develop, implement, and support library information services for students of UC Davis.

Position Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Head of Student Services, the Fellows will, by the end of the program: 
● Participate in providing services that support the information and research needs of undergraduate and professional students, and effectively deliver services, resources, and outreach activities that advance the Library’s mission
● Be able to demonstrate requisite experience and skills to compete for a position in an academic library credibly 
● Have had the opportunity to explore various roles in an academic library, shape their professional aspirations, and see how different functional units interact and contribute to the library as a whole 
● Have cultivated collaboration and communication skills necessary to work effectively in a contemporary library organization through practical work experience and professional development opportunities 
● Under the mentoring of colleagues, have gained demonstrable knowledge related to ongoing relationships with users and be able to articulate appropriate strategies to support education and research
● Be ready to speak to and model aspects of modern librarianship in an academic setting 
● Be able to demonstrate the project and time management skills necessary to manage successfully complex projects 
● Be able to apply supplemental professional capabilities such as conflict management, emotional intelligence, team training, persuasion methods, etc. 
● Be able to contribute to shaping the field of librarianship through research and scholarship, and possess the communication skills and perspective to contribute to discussions about professional practice 
● Have received specific professional development and training focused on beginning their professional career (such as carrying out a job search, negotiating an offer for a professional position, and seeking a professional mentor)

During the first year of the fellowship, the Fellows will gain knowledge and work experience in the UC Davis Library, primarily in the Student Services department. They will also be introduced to other facets of research librarianship, in areas such as research consultation and support, cataloging and metadata services, archives and special collections, health sciences, collection strategies, scholarly communications, online services, and data science and management.

The second year will be focused on appropriate project work, with specifics defined as the first year draws to a close in consultation among the Fellows, their supervisor, and others. The projects will be tailored to the Fellows’ expertise, interests, and skills, and ideally will address Library strategic or programmatic needs. The second year will culminate with a presentation, poster session, or paper, or some such similar effort, about the projects.

Apply Applications must be submitted via the UC Davis RECRUIT website at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply

Please include a letter of interest addressing qualifications and experience related to the position, a Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact information for at least four references.

Website: https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/careers/

POC:  Please contact Beth Callahan, bacallahan@ucdavis.edu, Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning, with questions.

Deadline: Candidates applying by October 7, 2019 will receive first consideration. Final Filing Date: Nov 18, 2019 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

2019-2020 Curation Management Internship-VA

Approximate date of posting August 22, 2019

Position: Curation Management Internship

Eligibility  Museum Studies preservation background preferred,

Location: Chincoteague, VA-
Company/Institution/Organization Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge-US Fish and Wildlife Service-Internship is administered by the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) in partnership with the National Park Service.

Schedule/Hours   800 hours with potential for an additional 200 hours.  

Time Frame: Full-time

Compensation: $15/hr  Housing included

Source  https://archivesgig.com/2019/08/22/chincoteague-va-paid-curation-management-intern-chincoteague-national-wildlife-refuge-us-fish-and-wildlife-service/

  • Description Intern needed to implement collection management activities for a small collection of waterfowl ephemera at Chincoteague National Wildlife (NWR), Chincoteague, VA. The focus of this internship will be to resolve cataloging discrepancies, conduct an inventory of the collection, including items on loan, documenting the collection and entering the collection into a museum database. A portion of the collection will also be packed for transportation to the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV.  Technical support and instruction will be provided by an offsite museum curator. As time allows, additional curation activities will be undertaken at the Eastern Shore of Virginia NWR in Cape Charles, VA.

Apply https://careers.archivists.org/jobs/12710742/curation-management-internship-chincoteague-national-wildlife-refuge-us-fish-and-wildlife-service

  Applications (resumes) can be submitted via email or hard copy. 

Please provide a resume and statement of interest expressing your basic qualifications

Website: http://www.preservenet.cornell.edu/employ/ncpe.php


Deadline: September 20, 2019.