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Encyclopaedia Britannica is pleased to announce its 2019 Intern Program, which will begin in late May or early June 2019 and run through late August or early September. Application for an Archives Intern is open to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in history, museum studies, archives and records management, library and information science, and related fields. Letters of interest/resumes are welcome in February and March, and an interview with qualified candidate will be scheduled to coincide with their spring break.
The Archival Internship will provide a student with a hands-on learning experience in a publishing archive comprised of prints, photographs, negatives and slides, and manuscripts. Tasks will include scanning and providing metadata for visual materials; collection inventory; archival arrangement; and implementation of preservation measures.
The ideal candidate will have strong visual literacy, research, and writing skills. The ideal candidate must also be strongly self-motivated and able to work independently. Position requires attention to detail and the ability to lift archival boxes and containers (up to 40 lbs.), as needed. Preferred qualifications include prior experience working with photographic materials, knowledge of 20th century American history, and experience with Photoshop and Adobe Creative Cloud applications.
Intern will be expected to work approximately eight hours per day, Monday through Friday.