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Archives & Special Collections Library/Digital Assets Internships

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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 internships@hillwoodmuseum.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.