Internship — Archives, Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming)

Yellowstone National Park is seeking an archives interns for summer 2015. The intern will gain practical experience working in their professional field and will be mentored by professional staff in their discipline.  The intern will function as an entry-level employee and will be expected to conduct himself/herself with professional dress and demeanor and adhere to a 40-hour work week as determined by the supervisors.

*Stipend: *Interns will be paid a stipend of $2500, plus housing, via our partner the Yellowstone Park Foundation.

*Duration:* The positions are full-time (40 hours per week) for 10 weeks, with the schedule and starting date negotiable.

*Housing & Transportation*: Shared park housing is assigned for this position.
There is no public transportation; an automobile is required for transportation to and from work.

*Application Procedure:* Applicants must submit the following:

1. Cover letter detailing relevant previous and current coursework, previous practicum or internship experiences, related work experience, and what you hope to gain from this internship.

2. Resume, detailing the following:

a) *For archives internship*: Include collections processed, if any, with details such as type, size, formats, processing level(s) applied, and any standards, authorities, or schema used.

b) *For library internship*: Include details of library circulation, reference desk, and cataloging experience gained on the job or through coursework.
Include public speaking experience for the public tour aspect of internship.

3. List of three professional references and contact information

4. Unofficial copy of your graduate transcript or other document showing courses taken, grade received, and current courses enrolled.

*Application Deadline*: Application materials must be received via email or postmarked no later than February 12, 2015.  *See below for specific **contact

*Security*: Since 9/11, the federal government has required background investigations on all employees using computers, including interns and volunteers. The successful applicant must complete a background investigation form and be finger-printed by a law enforcement agency.

*Archives Internship*: Duties will include assisting with processing: arranging, preserving, and describing archival collections in the park’s collections management database.  The intern will also spend time at the reference desk, providing reference assistance and security oversight of collections in use, as well as contributing to outreach programs such as facility tours.  The intern will be an integral part of the archives staff for the summer and will be involved in all aspects of the archives program.  The intern will be supervised and evaluated by the park archivist.

*Qualifications*: Applicants must be *currently* enrolled in a graduate archives program, who (if the successful candidate) are able to provide proof of continuing enrollment in the fall 2015 quarter/semester.

*Contact Person*: Anne L. Foster, Archivist
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY  82190