Addlestone Library at the College of Charleston is offering two internships for archival students or recent graduates to work in its Special Collections department full-time for approximately 10 weeks over the summer. The interns will be arranging and describing manuscript materials from our Jewish Heritage Collection, as part of a $B!H (JHidden Collections $B!I (J project funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources.
We will provide an honorarium of $1,500 and free housing in Charleston $B!G (Js historic district, within a short walk of campus. The internship runs between June 4 to August 13, 2012, with some flexibility on start and end dates.
Applicants should possess the following:
$B!| (J Excellent processing skills; knowledge of DACS, EAD, and other metadata and archival standards preferred
$B!| (J Excellent organizational skills
$B!| (J Good writing skills
$B!| (J Ability to properly handle, manage, and rehouse historic materials
$B!| (J Familiarity with digitization standards
$B!| (J Some knowledge of American history, particularly southern ethnic history
$B!| (J Some previous experience in museums, archives, libraries, or a related field
The successful candidate must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to work both as a member of a team and independently. Preference will be given to candidates who express a desire to pursue a career in museums, archives, or a related field, and who are enrolled in or recently graduated from an MLIS program.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: Claire Fund, Addlestone Library administrator, at fundc