Internships

This page is designed to facilitate the matching of graduate students interested in careers in Archives with repositories willing to host an unpaid internship or practicum.  If you work for a DVAG-area repository that is interested in having contact information posted on our website for such a purpose, please contact chair@dvarchivists.org for more information.

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Free Library of Philadelphia

The Free Library of Philadelphia is offering unpaid internships assisting in the creation of finding aids for a several archives and collections within the Automobile Reference Collection.

The subjects of these archives/collections include (but are not limited to) the following:

Murray Fahnestak (archive creator; trade journalist for Ford Motor Co.)
Automobile shows
Automotive racing clubs
Automotive biography
Automotive paint
Automotive sales literature (passenger & commercial)*

Students will work with the Archivists’ Toolkit for these projects, and their aids will be added to the Free Library’s Finding Aids Collection. These projects may also involve light conservation work (enclosing items in new archival housing and adding descriptive labeling).

All internship/volunteer hours must take place during regular business hours (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) Monday through Friday.

Please Contact:
Kim Bravo
Librarian/Curator
Automobile Reference Collection | Free Library of Philadelphia*
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 | Phone 215.686.5404
BravoK@freelibrary.org
erefarc@freelibrary.org

Posted 6/10/11

 

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