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Intern, Rhode Island State Archives, Providence, RI

RI State Archives

337 Westminster St.

Providence, RI 02903

(401) 222-2353

The Rhode Island State Archives serves in preserving and maintaining the permanent records of state government. With a collection of historical records, dating from 1638 to the present, the "State Archives and Historical Records Act" created the State Archives as the "official custodian and trustee for the state of all public records of permanent historical, legal or other value". We are open to the public and assist patrons who wish to pursue research in genealogical topics, legislative history, and other interests.

The Rhode Island State Archives is seeking a library school student interested in materials description, meta data, exhibit building, inventory, and reference. The student will develop a working knowledge of the general parts and major individual resources that make up our collection and have the opportunity to select projects in reference, data entry, inventory, exhibitions, or if possible, specific projects created for a student with particular goals in learning in the archives and records keeping environment.

This is an unpaid position with hours of work negotiable within our regular business hours.

Qualifications:

  • Meet the requirements for eligibility as stated in your MLIS or equivalent program.
  • Ability to focus on and work accurately on detailed oriented tasks
  • Some experience or coursework in cataloging and copy-cataloging
  • Strong public services skills, including tenacity for information problem solving
  • Interest in gaining experience in an archives environment.
  • Available to work during normal business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Please contact Ashley Selima, State Archivist and Public Records Administrator, at aselima@sos.ri.gov with questions or to apply. 

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