Research Internship

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About Us
The AACA Museum is a non-profit 5013c institution dedicated to the preservation of transportation vehicles via education and entertainment. The AACA Museum (Antique Automobile Club of America) has been established since 2003. More details:

About the Program
The AACA Museum of Hershey, PA is embarking on a massive endeavor to re-organize the entire collection within its holdings into the Past Perfect program to be completed by spring of 2017. Partially available for community access by fall of 2016.

The Research Internship (via the AACA Museum) runs Monday through Friday year round during museum business hours, within the collections room. The AACA Museum is looking for interns to work a minimum of one day a week. This program is open to both high school and college students of a serious to mind to intern within a fast paced museum. The chosen applicants are expected to perform their duties and uphold the same rules and regulations as paid employees.

Cataloging software utilized by the AACA Museum, Past Perfect (V5).

Reports to Exhibit Programs Director


As the size of this collection is so massive, the responsibilities will include, but not limited to:
• Researching individual artifacts / persons for detail information
• Digitization of documents
• Audio / Video archival
• Barcode tagging
• Proper storage of each object not in use
• Other duties as assigned as it relates to the Exhibit Programs Department


Exhibit Management will be accepting applications for student interns on an ongoing basis starting immediately. The program is an unpaid internship to applicants who:
• Are currently enrolled in:
o College – maintained at least a 2.25 GPA
o Will consider sophomore applications based on GPA and teacher/professor recommendation letters (required)
• ability to lift up to 30lbs
• have access to the internet to receive project updates
• a method of transportation to/from AACA Museum.

How to Apply
Applicants can apply for consideration including the following:
• Complete online form

Include the additional information below: you can be attached with online form depending on account status. Can be forwarded separately to: with the subject line: Research Internship
• Proof of academic enrollment
• A letter of recommendation from current or former college or high school professor / teacher or academic advisers
• a resume or curriculum vitae
• a short essay describing the interest, skills, and experience that the candidate could bring to the program along with what the intern hopes to take away from their experience from this particular project.


Required - Computer Proficiency, Motivated self-starter, Highly Detailed, Organized Multi-tasker, Microsoft Office, Archival Preservation, American History, Achieve Results, Historic Preservation, Historical Research, Historical Interpretation, European History, Analytical Thinking, Archiving, Archival Research, Digital Archiving, Archival Description

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