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Oral History Intern, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA 

Oral History Internship, 18-OH-01

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for a part-time position in our Archives Processing Unit. Through this internship you will participate in the transcription, editing, and organization of our Oral History Program, with the possibility of web-editing through our website.


As an intern at the JFK Library, you will work alongside and learn from professional archivists. You will be encouraged to ask questions about the profession and the processes employed by the Library, and you will have the unique opportunity to gain experience at a Presidential Library, which is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a degree program to be eligible for this position.


Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in a graduate program, preferably in archival studies, history, or public history. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560 (part time, 2 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. This internship would start January 15th and end May 14th, with the possibility of undertaking an internship for the summer semester. The archives are open Monday through Friday.


Applications will be accepted through December 1, 2017. To apply, please send in the following documents:

  • Completed Intern Application Form
  • Unofficial College Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé


These can be sent as pdf attachments to Please include your name and the posting number (18-OH-01) in the subject line of your email; include the posting number in the address of the letter.  Cover letters should also reference the posting number.

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