Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Internships - Montana Historical Society

The summer internship season is upon us!  As in past years the Montana Historical Society has several internship opportunities.  Below are basic descriptions. Application forms are available upon request:

*        The Montana SHRAB will be once again be sponsoring the Traveling Student Archivist program this summer.  Second year graduate Students from any archival studies programs are invited to apply for this internship to serve 230 hours at a Montana institution responsible for archival collection preservation and access.  The types of work will include collections surveying, creation of policies, preparation of disposal requests, creation of inventories and training of staff and volunteers.  This year we are offering 2 internships.  The deadline is April 5, 2013.  Each internships comes with a $5,000 stipend.
*        The Montana Historical Society Archives will be offering a summer internship to continue our Evelyn Cameron Diaries project.  The successful candidate will work to facilitate online access to records from Evelyn Cameron's Papers.  Evelyn Cameron was a British woman who came to live in Montana in the 1890s, with her husband, to raise polo ponies.  When that venture failed the Camerons became ranchers in Eastern Montana, and Mrs. Cameron became an accomplished photographer.  The internship will include scanning, creating metadata, and designing the user interface for access via the Montana Memory Project (a ContentDm based online content catalog).  The application deadline is April 5, 2013.  This internship comes with a $4800 stipend.
*        The Montana Historical Society is pleased to announce Library Technical Services  Internship, a paid internship ($5,000).  Graduate students in a Library or Information Sciences program with an interest in cataloging and collection management are invited to apply.  The successful candidate will  work in the MHS Research Center's Library for ten weeks.  The primary work for this internship will be  the identification of state documents and reports for possible deaccession, as well as collection maintenance activities including inventorying and shifting of collections.    For more information contact Brian Shovers (
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For more information on any of these great opportunities please contact Jodie Foley at> or 406 444-7482.

Jodie Foley
Montana State Archivist
Montana Historical Society>
406 444-7482