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Interns, Lesbian Herstory Archives, New York City, NY

The Lesbian Herstory Archives (located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC) is looking for graduate and undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in Lesbian Studies, History and Activism. We have a number of exciting archival, library, data migration projects for the upcoming academic year well as planning museum exhibits, LHA At Home events and fundraising efforts

Please read the Requirements & Application Instructions very carefully.

 

What We're Offering

  • Interns will have the opportunity for practical application of archives and library skills.

  • Course credit and letters of recommendation will be provided upon request.

  • Interns will also receive the opportunity for workshops and classes outside of LHA

  • Interns will be supervised by professional librarians and other archives staff

 

Requirements

  • Interns must be available for a minimum of 10 hours per week.

  • Interns must have experience or skills related to data management, cataloging, archival processing, art handling , graphic design 

  • Intern must have basic administrative skills and ability to adapt quickly to new technology 

  • Intern must be skilled in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other spreadsheet, document management apps 

Interns will be working with professionals and other volunteers in the areas of cataloging, data migration, records management, processing special collections and ephemera, event planning, reference, research assistance and digitization.

 

COLLECTION AREAS

  • Banners
  • Biographical Files  
  • Buttons
  • Graphics & Art
  • Organization & Geographic Files
  • Periodicals (Journals, Magazines, Zines)
  • Programming & Development
  • Special Collections
  • Video
  • Audio
  • Online Catalog
  • Photography
  • Subject Files

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please read the instructions below very carefully.

Candidates must submit a Cover Letter (indicating skills, experience, relevant interests/activities and availability) and Resume to lha_interns@earthlink.net

You must include The Collection Area in which you wish to work in the subject line. Only documents  attached as a PDF will be accepted. LHA cannot provide housing for interns. No phone calls.

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