Paid Archive and Digitization Internship Opportunity, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for an intern position in our Archives Processing and Digitization Unit. Through this internship you will learn to apply the basic principles of arrangement, description, and preservation to collections related to the life and times of John F. Kennedy. You will work under the supervision of processing archivists on a variety of audiovisual and textual projects and collections. Additional tasks may include reformatting/converting analog descriptions and registers into updated, electronic templates and forms, assisting with reorganization/moving of holdings, researching provenance of materials, and updating existing descriptive information for holdings. Candidates should be self-motivated and able to work independently and follow federal guidelines for working with historical materials. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a degree program to be eligible for this position.
As an intern at the JFK Library, you will work alongside and learn from professional archivists. You will be encouraged to ask questions about the profession and the processes employed by the Library, and you will have the unique opportunity to gain experience at a Presidential Library, which is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in gaining experience in an archives setting while attending graduate school.
Interns will be paid $12.50 per hour, and may work between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. The library is accessible by public transportation; free parking is also available. For directions and additional information, please visit our website, http://www.jfklibrary.org
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume of their educational and professional experiences by July 20, 2012 to Erica Boudreau at email@example.com.