Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Internship - National Anthropological Archives

*National Anthropological Archives ***** *Reference and Processing Internship ***** * * *Description ***** This is a paid internship. The intern will assist the NAA archivists in a variety of processing tasks including preservation, arrangement, and description of collections; updating existing finding aids; converting finding aids to EAD using Archivists’ Toolkit; and assisting in accessioning new collections. The intern will also assist the reference archivist with research questions, scheduling reference appointments, retrieving and reshelving collection material, and maintaining the reading room. **** * * *Who should apply ***** Graduate students in archives programs. Recent graduates (six months or less) from these programs will also be considered. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is generally expected of graduate student interns. Students interested in anthropology are encouraged to apply. **** * * *Requirements ***** Applicants must have completed or be enrolled in an introductory course in archival principles and practices. Proficiency in MS Word and Excel is also required, as well as the ability to lift at least 30 pounds. **** * * *Qualifications ***** Preference is given to applicants with strong research, writing, organizational, and written and oral communication skills. This position also requires attention to detail and professionalism. **** * * *Hours and Stipend ***** A Stipend of $2600 will be paid for 260 hours. Must be able to work at least 12 hours/week during the hours of 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Tuesdays-Fridays. **** * * *Location ***** National Anthropological Archives, Museum Support Center (MSC), 4220 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD. The MSC is a 15 minute walk from the Suitland Station on the Green Line, or accessible via free shuttle from the National Mall. Free parking is also available. **** * * *To Apply ***** Interested students should send a resume and letter of interest to Lorain Wang at We will begin reviewing applications on *January 25th*. **** * * *About the National Anthropological Archives ***** The National Anthropological Archives (NAA), National Museum of Natural History collects and preserves historical and contemporary anthropological materials that document the world's cultures and the history of anthropology. Its collections represent the four fields of anthropology – ethnology, linguistics, archaeology, and physical anthropology – and include manuscripts, field notes, correspondence, photographs, maps, and sound recordings created by Smithsonian anthropologists and other preeminent scholars. The NAA’s photographic holdings comprise one of the nation’s most significant photographic archives relating to Native Americans and indigenous cultures.*** * ** ** Adam Minakowski**** Reference Archivist**** --------------------------------------------------------------**** National Anthropological Archives Smithsonian Institution Museum Support Center 4210 Silver Hill Road Suitland, MD 20746 301-238-1310 phone**** 301-238-2883 fax********