Archives Processing Intern

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DC Public Library Special Collections
901 G Street NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 5 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The DC Public Library Special Collections Department has openings for interns at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown Washington, D.C. The work consists of archival processing under the direction of Special Collections Archivists and will culminate in the creation of one or more finding aids. Collections vary in size and extent of processing needed. Participants are typically able to choose from a selection of which collection(s) they process.

Requirements

The Special Collections internship is open to current MLS students (or graduate students in related programs, such as History or Public History). Applicants must commit to a semester-long, 120-hour internship working for the Special Collections Department. Interns are expected to commit to 10-20 hours per week, possibly to include evenings or weekends.

To apply, email lauren.martino@dc.gov with your resume and a statement of why you would like to intern in Special Collections, and what kind of work you would be interested in and what you hope to learn from the experience. Indicate whether you are requesting a for-credit internship, and the timeline for development and approval of the field study contract that is required by your school.

Once applications are reviewed, we will contact applicants with a response and those selected for potential internships will come for a meeting with the Special Collections Manager. Please note that at that time, paperwork for a background check will also be processed.

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