Saturday, March 20, 2010

Internship - National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

SUMMER 2010: Reference Internship at the National Anthropological
Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Title: Reference Services Intern

Description: The Reference Services Intern will assist the Reference
Archivist with research questions, scheduling reference appointments,
creating a system to track reference requests, blogging about the
collection, and maintaining the reading room. As an integral part of
the Reading Room, the Intern’s duties will include assisting patrons,
retrieving boxes, interpreting catalog records and finding aids, and
providing instruction on how to properly handle archival material.

Who Should Apply: Graduate students in archives, museum, library,
history, and anthropology programs. Recent graduates from these
programs will also be considered.

Stipend Provided: Yes

Dates: June 21 to July 30 approximately 35 hours a week

Location: National Anthropological Archives, Museum Support Center
(MSC), 4220 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD. The MSC is a 10 minute walk from the
Suitland Station on the Green Line, or accessible via free shuttle
from the National Mall.

How to apply: Interested students should send a resume and cover
letter to Leanda Gahegan at by April 12, 2010. Please
include relevant research interests and/or projects in your cover

About the National Anthropological Archives: The National
Anthropological Archives collects and preserves historical and
contemporary anthropological materials that document the world's
cultures and the history of anthropology. It’s collections represent
the four fields of anthropology – ethnology, linguistics, archaeology,
and physical anthropology – and include manuscripts, field notes,
correspondence, photographs, maps, sound recordings, film and video
created by Smithsonian anthropologists and other preeminent scholars.

About the Smithsonian Institution Summer Institute in Museum
Anthropology: SIMA is an intensive four-week training program that
teaches graduate students how to use museum collections in research,
incorporating Smithsonian collections as an integral part of their
anthropological training.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email Leanda
Gahegan at Thank you.