Internship — Digitization Intern, Athens-Clarke County Library (Athens, GA)


The Heritage Room at the Athens-Clarke County Library in Athens, Georgia seeks highly-motivated, responsible applicants for a fall semester internship/fieldwork opportunity, described below.  This is a part-time, unpaid, semester-long internship beginning January 11, 2016. Preference will be given to candidates completing the internship for course credit, and accommodations can be made for course requirements.  Interns will complete a total of between 120-150 hours of work.  Graduate and Undergraduate students with a focus in archival studies, history, public history, or library and information science are strongly encouraged to apply.

Digitization Intern

The Digitization Intern will assist the Head of Archives and Special Collections in capturing images from microfilm and original documents, editing images, and recording descriptive metadata.  The successful candidate will learn practical applications of metadata standards and schemas, and technical requirements for making digital files publicly accessible.  Assignments will vary according to the individual’s skill set and interests, and the intern may assist with other tasks as assigned.  All equipment and training will be provided by the Heritage Room, where all work will be performed.


The Heritage Room is the archives and special collections arm of the Athens-Clarke County Library.  In support of the Athens Regional Library’s mission to serve the community and region as a resource center, the Heritage Room collects materials on the business, economic, social, cultural, and natural history, politics and government, geology, archaeology, and geography of the local area, Georgia and the South.  The Heritage Room seeks to serve serious students of Georgia history, local history and genealogy of all ages, from the beginner to the experienced researcher.


The intern should be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program in the aforementioned fields of study.  The successful candidate will have experience with the general operation of digital scanners and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.  Candidates should possess excellent communication skills, be detail-oriented, able to work independently, have fine manual dexterity, strong written and verbal communication skills, and be able to lift up to 40 pounds.  Experience using microfilm preferred but not required.


To be considered for this opportunity, send a cover letter and resume to Angela Stanley, Head of Archives and Special Collections, at  Please indicate the title of the internship for which you are applying in the subject heading.  Deadline for applications is Friday, December 4, 2015.