The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a federally chartered, nonpartisan institution that was created by the US Congress to serve as America’s national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust and an educational institution dedicated to the history and lessons of the Holocaust. The Museum seeks to educate Americans from all 50 states and all walks of life as well as international audiences. The Museum has three areas of expertise: Holocaust remembrance, Holocaust scholarship and education, and genocide prevention.
In carrying out its important memorial and educational mission, the Museum is guided by its institutional values for our workplace: Honor the memory of the victims; carry out our work with dignity, humility, integrity and respect for others; and strive for excellence through teamwork, rigor, and a culture of continuous learning. Consistent respect for others is the foundation for trust, collegiality and inclusion.
OVERVIEW OF THE INTERNSHIP
|Internship Title||Spring Internship 2022|
|Archives Intern||January 10, 2022 thru May 13, 2022|
|Job Type||Hourly Rate of Pay|
|Maximum 20 hours per week||Virtual|
|Last Day to Apply||Who May Apply|
|Monday, October 31, 2022||Graduate Students Only|
The Archival Affairs Branch is the branch within the National Institute for Holocaust Documentation that that defines how all collection materials that come into the Museum are described and used. Archival Affairs are the leaders in appraisal, inventory, prioritization, arrangement, preservation, description, and accessibility. The point of our work is to define the contents of historical collections in metadata which can be displayed and searched in web-accessible catalogs by all types of researchers
Duties and Responsibilities for the role
Intern will perform the following duties:
- Reformat legacy finding aids in a variety of foreign languages for our new Digital Asset Management System. Manipulate pdf, word processing documents, and spreadsheets into properly fielded data.
- Internship work will primarily consist of data manipulation, but we will provide the intern with many opportunities to experience, understand, and investigate the wider implications of the work.
- Experience or and knowledge of library, archival, or information science
- Graduate student
- Experience, knowledge and an interest in using digital asset management systems to increase archival discovery; reformatting legacy finding aids for new systems; and creatively manipulating pdf, word processing documents, and spreadsheets into properly fielded data.
- Experience, and knowledgeable with file formats including word processing documents, spreadsheets, pdf files, and csv (comma-separated value) files.
- Knowledgeable with foreign languages, particularly central European languages, and translation tools, but foreign language fluency or reading knowledge are not required.
- Attach your Resume and Cover Letter when submitting an application
- Must be able to pass a background check
To be eligible to participate in the Internship Program, students must meet the three following enrollment criteria:
- The student must be 18 years or older currently enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university
- The student must have completed at least the first semester of their freshman year (At least at the time of application)
- Provide proof of legal right to work in the United States