Jacksonville, IL: Fall 2017 Paid Graduate Intern (housing inc.), Illinois College

Job Opening Title: Fall 2017 Graduate Internship

Institution/Organization Name: Illinois College

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Jacksonville, Illinois, United States

Application Deadline: June 1, 2017

Link to job posting:

Years of experience required: 1-3 Years

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Summary:
The Khalaf Al Habtoor Archives at Illinois College seeks a fulltime graduate-level intern for Fall 2017 (mid-August – mid-December 2016, flexible start and end dates). The position includes a generous stipend as well as furnished on campus housing.

Current, graduate or recently graduated students from MA or MLIS programs in history, public history, archival studies, historical administration, art history, library sciences, and related disciplines are eligible to apply. Students interested in a career in archives, records management, public history, and museums are especially encouraged. Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.

Interns may select from a variety of projects that emphasize their interests, strengths, and professional goals. The selected intern will work closely with the Archivist/Curator on a range of short- and long-term projects. The intern will gain experience with the day-to-day management of a campus archive, including aiding in research requests, managing the reading room, as well as assisting with related programs and/or activities in the archive and/or the campus museum. The intern will also help oversee a team of undergraduate student workers, gaining skills in indirect supervision and will serve as a mentor.

While the internship is intended to provide a range of hands-on and practical experiences, the selected intern will focus his or her energy and attention on a main project throughout the semester.

A few examples include:

-Processing the papers of Congressman Paul Findley (1921-present), approximately 60 linear feet, including family records, correspondence, Congressional records, photographs, audio-visual materials, and artifacts. Much of this collection has been rehoused and inventoried, but requires further processing, organization, and description
-Processing the correspondence of IC President Charles Rammelkamp (1905-1932), approximately 15 linear feet, including correspondence with dignitaries, covers the college’s involvement in the First World War, and ICs Centennial in 1929
-Process the records of Sorosis, a local women’s literary society (1869-present), approximately 10 linear feet, that emphasizes women’s activism and education
-Aid in collection inventories and creating finding aids
Conduct research on museum artifact and document collections
-Assist in rehousing museum document collections
-Assist in digitizing select collections to be made available to the campus community. Lead an effort to generate digital humanities projects at Illinois College and add collections to SharedShelf and Artstor (through 2019).

In conjunction with their project, the intern will produce a final product such as a public presentation on his or her work, create an exhibit, or work closely with an undergraduate class on a specific project.

To apply:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references by June 1, 2017. Applications should be sent electronically as one PDF or Word Document to Samantha.sauer@mail.ic.edu. Please use the subject line “Graduate Internship Application.” References should be able to speak to the applicant’s academic abilities, dependability, and interest in the field. No phone calls please.

About Illinois College:
Illinois College is a residential, private liberal arts college located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 70 miles northeast of Saint Louis, Missouri, and 30 miles west of Springfield, the Illinois state capitol. True to its founding vision in 1829, Illinois College is a community committed to the highest standards of scholarship and integrity in the liberal arts. Illinois College promotes academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity through an increasingly diverse student population, currently comprised of 26 percent underrepresented students. The College develops in its students qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service, fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success.


About Meredith Lowe

Outreach Specialist in Continuing Education Services at UW-Madison SLIS. Erstwhile archivist.
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