internship — Weber Univeristy Archives, FIT (Melbourne, FL)

The Harry P. Weber University Archives at Evans Library, Florida Institute of Technology is seeking a 2016 summer intern. Internship start and end dates are flexible. A minimum of 10 hours a week is required, during the work week (M-F, 8am-5pm). This internship is unpaid, but may be used for course credit.

This position involves processing archival collections with both physical and digital components. Activities include creating inventories, rehousing materials, arranging collections, providing descriptions, and creating finding aids. Interns will also add their completed finding aid to ArchivesSpace and digitize selected materials with accompanying metadata.

Requirements:

  • Willingness to learn new programs, methods, and skill sets
  • Able to work independently
  • Experience using basic hardware: computers, printers, copiers, and scanners
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • High levels of responsibility and attention to detail
  • Must be able to work in the presence of dust

Knowledge of the following is helpful, but not required:

  • Familiarity with archival arrangement and description
  • Familiarity with descriptive metadata schemas
  • Experience with Adobe Pro, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office
  • Experience with audiovisual materials, both analog and digital

If interested, please send a short statement of interest and current CV to: emahaney@fit.edu.