The Archives & Special Collections Library and Digital Assets departments at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens in Washington, DC seek 1 to 3 interns with a demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: archival processing and description; digital curation; metadata or library collections management. Hillwood internships are project-oriented and a specific project will be mutually agreed upon before the start of the internship. Possible projects include:
- Process institutional records and create finding aids using ArchivesSpace
- Appraise, process and preserve legacy electronic records
- Clean or add metadata to digital objects in our digital assets management system
- Review and update controlled vocabulary used in our digital assets management system
- Assist with reclassifying books to oversize collection and update catalog records
Additionally, interns will experience the day-to-day tasks of the library and archival profession in a museum environment.
This non-compensatory internship is appropriate for undergraduate, post-graduate, and graduate students in information studies or other related studies. We seek motivated, self-starting students with availability between 10-16 hours per week. Strong computer skills a plus. The intern, as part of their duties, may at times be required to lift objects of up to 30 lbs. unassisted.
To apply, send a cover letter specifying interest areas and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 5, 2019.
This is an unpaid internship. Interns may be eligible to receive course credit in coordination with their university; however, this is not a criterion for participation in a Hillwood internship.