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Textual Processing Intern, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

Textual Processing Internship, 18-PROC-01

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for an intern position in our Archives Processing Unit. Through this internship you will learn to apply the basic principles of arrangement, description, and preservation to textual collections related to the life and times of John F. Kennedy. You will work under the supervision of processing archivists on a variety of textual projects and collections. Candidates should be self-motivated and able to work independently and follow federal guidelines for working with historical materials. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program to be eligible for this position. 

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. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in gaining experience in an archives setting while attending graduate school.


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 per week), paid on the 15th of each month. This spring semester internship will start on January 15th and end on May 14th, with the possibility of continuing for the summer semester. The archives are open Monday through Friday.


Applications will be accepted through Friday, 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-PROC-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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