Philadelphia, PA: Internships, National Archives at Philadelphia

Job Opening Title: Intern

Institution/Organization Name: National Archives at Philadelphia

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Philadelphia

Application Deadline: July 1, 2017

Link to job posting: https://www.archives.gov/philadelphia/volunteers.html

Years of experience required: 0-2

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: The National Archives at Philadelphia is looking for motivated, archives-loving interns for Summer and Fall 2017 projects! We are seeking a Research and Writing Intern, as well as an Archival Processing Intern. For further information, and to learn how to apply, please visit our Intern and Volunteer Opportunities page: https://www.archives.gov/philadelphia/volunteers.html.

Research and Writing

Works with Social Media Coordinator on content-focused social media projects, including research, historical writing, digitization, and metadata entry. Intern will assist in furthering the current social media strategy, which is focused on observing World War I, commemorating historical anniversaries, and highlighting other records from the holdings at the National Archives at Philadelphia. Ideal candidates will have a background in archives, history, and/or writing, be self-motivated and deadline-oriented, and have a demonstrated interest in history, writing, social media, and connecting with audiences and the public.

Archival Processing

Assists staff in the preservation and description of historical 19th and 20th-century federal records. Suitable only for those with capabilities for hands-on work with historic records. Project specific training and orientation will be provided, but ideal candidates will have a background in archival science and strict attention to detail. May require work with electronic databases.

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About Meredith Lowe

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