Archival Internships (Multiple Positions)
National Archives and Records Administration - Washington, DC

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Archival Internships (Multiple Positions)

Location:
United States, District of Columbia, Washington

Job Types:
Student

Payment:
UnPaid

Categories:
Federal
Archives/ Records Management

Archival Internships
DC Metro Area Internship Opportunities

Each internship is unique and offers a variety of duties and requires different skills. Locations will also vary. Please browse our available opportunities and apply to the one(s) that best suit your interests.

Available Internships:
- Archives Library Information Center (ALIC) - College Park, MD
- Cartographic and Architectural Records Unit - College Park, MD
- Civilian Records LICON* - College Park, MD
- Motion Picture Preservation Lab - College Park, MD
- Old Military and Civil Records, Textual Archives Services Division at Archives I - Washington, DC
- Research Support Branch - Washington, DC

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS:

Archives Library Information Center (ALIC) - Physical site is College Park, MD

1. Assist in the development of a variety of reference materials relating to the New Deal Era
• The intern will assist the library staff in developing a new web site as well as related educational brochures announcing our newly accessible online collection of Historical Records Survey materials and other Depression-era publications. The web site will relate published library materials on the New Deal era to the primary records in NARA's archival holdings, recently relocated to National Archives at College Park in College Park, on the subject of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration and the New Deal period. The holdings include extensive records on the New Deal's Works Project Administration (WPA). These NARA records relate to New Deal activities of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, Maryland, and records of the New Deal-era planned community of Greenbelt, Maryland. Both Beltsville and Greenbelt are Washington suburbs only minutes away from the National Archives at College Park.
• Special Requirements - We are looking for an intern with creative ideas, a firm grounding in the history of the United States during the Depression Era, the ability to communicate both orally and in writing, and an ability, or at least an interest, in developing web-based reference materials.

2. Assist in the identification, selection, and organization of Internet resources in order to facilitate their access through the ALIC online library catalog.
• The intern will enhance the ALIC online library catalog through the addition of metadata: information to make the searchable catalog more useful to archivists and researchers by links to full-text versions; to biographical materials, to Record Group descriptions. Work with the Systems Librarian to edit data in the library's Cuadra STAR catalog through a careful analysis of the online catalog to locate non-standard entries.
• Special Requirements " We are looking for an intern with education and/or experience in library cataloging and/or indexing, as well as an interest in web-based information.

HOW TO APPLY
A complete application package includes a cover letter stating the area of interest, a resume, official transcripts and a letter of recommendation from an educational faculty member.

WHERE TO SEND APPLICATIONS
Materials should be submitted to:

National Archives & Records Administration
Attn: NWCCA
8601 Adelphi Road
Room 2500
College Park, MD 20740

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.

WHOM TO CONTACT
If you have questions regarding these internship opportunities, please contact:

Jeff Hartley at (301) 837-1795

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Cartographic and Architectural Records Unit - Physical site is College Park, MD

1. Assist staff in processing still picture projects.
• Complete one large or a number of smaller projects involving maps, plans, and aerial photography. Regardless of size, each project will consist of the arrangement and description of the records and the creation of detailed finding aids in electronic form. Some liaison work with our photographic and document conservation laboratories may be necessary. Potential interns should be aware that a significant portion of the assignment will involve holdings maintenance (i.e., refoldering, reboxing, and transferring old identification information to new folders and jackets or into an electronic file).

HOW TO APPLY
A complete application package includes a cover letter stating the area of interest, a resume, official transcripts and a letter of recommendation from an educational faculty member.

WHERE TO SEND APPLICATIONS
Materials should be submitted to:

National Archives & Records Administration
Attn: NWCS
8601 Adelphi Road
Room 5360
College Park, MD 20740

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.

WHOM TO CONTACT
If you have questions regarding this internship opportunity, please contact:

Robert Richardson at (301) 837-2903

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Civilian Records LICON* - Physical site is College Park, MD

1. Assist in processing and developing specialized finding aids for records relating to various agencies of the Federal Government
• Intern will work on one or more projects aimed at the gaining enhanced intellectucal control of various collections of the Federal government record. The processing work would create, in electronic form, a variety of finding aids, such as box and folder lists, brief descriptions of the records contained in the collections and develop specialized lists of the materials. These finding aids would be made available to the general public using the Archival Research Catalog (ARC) or other web based delivery systems. A wide variety of topical areas are covered by these various projects.

HOW TO APPLY
A complete application package includes a cover letter stating the area of interest, a resume, official transcripts and a letter of recommendation from an educational faculty member.

WHERE TO SEND APPLICATIONS
Materials should be submitted to:

National Archives & Records Administration
Attn: NWCTC
8601 Adelphi Road
Room 2500
College Park, MD 20740

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.

WHOM TO CONTACT
If you have questions regarding these internship opportunities, please contact:

James S. Rush, Jr. at 301-837-2929

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Motion Picture Preservation Lab - Physical site is College Park, MD

These internships are unpaid opportunities that are available for academic credit, should the student choose.

1. Assist in routine inspection work in the Motion Picture Preservation Lab.

• The selected intern will assist in routine inspection work of collections, timing, cleaning, printing, developing and quality control of newly created elements in the Motion Picture Preservation Lab. Upon conclusion of the internship, the student will be able to work independently toward completing projects within the lab. While the intern will trained primarily by the lab supervisor, he/she will also have the opportunity to work with staff for additional guidance and instruction.

• Special Requirements
- Enrollment in a full or part-time degree seeking or equivalent program geared toward dynamic media preservation, archival administration, or museum studies;
- U.S. Citizenship;
- Ability to communicate effectively; and
- Ability to work efficiently in a team environment.

HOW TO APPLY
A complete application package includes a cover letter stating the area of interest, a resume, official transcripts, and a letter of recommendation from an educational faculty member.

WHERE TO SEND APPLICATIONS
Materials may be mailed or faxed to:

National Archives & Records Administration
Attn: Criss Kovac
8601 Adelphi Road, NWTS
Room B810
College Park, MD 20740
Fax: (301) 837-3703

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications will be accepted through January 15th for spring consideration, April 15th for the summer internship and July 15th for the fall opportunity.

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Textual Archives Services Division at Archives I - Physical site is Washington, DC

1. Provide public service: Reference in records of Federal agencies
• Assist the staff in providing service to the public by responding to public inquiries by letter, by telephone, and in person. Specific subject areas include the Civil War; Indian wars; the Navy; Indians/Interior Department; social programs; the Supreme Court; DC Government; New Deal; maritime matters, ships, and shipwrecks; and Labor.

• Special Requirements - The intern must have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

HOW TO APPLY
A complete application package includes a cover letter stating the area of interest, a resume, official transcripts and a letter of recommendation from an educational faculty member.

WHERE TO SEND APPLICATIONS
Materials should be submitted to:

National Archives & Records Administration
Attn: NWCT1-R
700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Room 405
Washington, DC 20408

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.

WHOM TO CONTACT
If you have questions regarding this internship opportunity, please contact:

Brenda Kepley at 202-357-5330; E-mail: Archives1reference@nara.gov .

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Research Support Branch - Physical site is Washington, DC

1. Provide public service
• Assist staff in answering questions and providing assistance to researchers in the Central Research Room and Microfilm Reading Room in Washington, DC. Also assist in the consultants' office by providing guidance and assistance to researchers, answering basic research questions, referring researchers to the proper reference unit(s), and registering researchers for research cards. Work on enhanced description projects.

2. Assist with expansion of existing Hispanic program(s)
Intern would be instrumental in expanding our existing Hispanic program by:
- researching the types of additional records that could be included in the program
- writing the text and prepare a PowerPoint presentation on Hispanic records
- creating supporting search paths for researchers, particularly in the form of crafting reference reports on various records containing information on Hispanics and producing a written publication and on the findings of the research

• Special requirements - ability to operate a pc, familiarity with Windows environment (particularly PowerPoint), oral presentation skills, written communication skills and experience in conducting research.

HOW TO APPLY
A complete application package includes a cover letter stating the area of interest, a resume, official transcripts and a letter of recommendation from an educational faculty member.

WHERE TO SEND APPLICATIONS
Materials should be submitted to:

National Archives & Records Administration
Room G-13
700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20408
Attn: Nancy Fortna, NWCC

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications may be submitted at any time. Positions are available throughout the year.

WHOM TO CONTACT
If you have questions regarding these internship opportunities, please contact:

Nancy Fortna at (202) 357-5288

COMPLETE POSTING: http://www.archives.gov/careers/internships/dc-metro/archival.html

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