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Summer 2016 Internships

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SWG SUMMER 2016 INTERNSHIP IN THE SOPHIA SMITH COLLECTION

SWG Interns work with archivists and learn the multiple facets of archival work in Smith’s internationally recognized repository of women’s history sources. The intern will learn how manuscript collections are acquired and prepared for research and the basics of organizing, describing, and preserving collections. A SWG Internship counts as one of the required practical experiences for fulfilling the Archives Concentration.

The internship will focus on helping prepare recent SSC acquisitions of special interest to SWG for future use in classes.

The internship is 21 to 35 hours per week for up to 13 weeks.

Deadline: March 23, 2016

REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must be SWG major or minor with an interest and aptitude for work in an archives or manuscripts collection, or related career in women’s studies scholarship or public history organizations. Good research skills and attention to detail. It is not necessary for applicants to be eligible for work-study.

***Applicants for the summer internship must be rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors, still enrolled in Smith College in September 2016. ****

To apply: Send a resume and a cover letter to Maida Goodwin at mgoodwin@email.smith.edu

 

 

Hidden Lives: Summer Pre-College program

in women's history

 

The program is looking for two teaching assistants over the summer, July 5-23. See JobX to apply or contact Kelly Anderson, kpanders@smith.edu, for more details

 

Other Internships -- Require Praxis funding

 

Archives Intern, Guttmacher Institute summer 2016

Praxis-funded, minimum of 220 hours

REQUIRED: THIS INTERNSHIP IS ONLY OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO WILL BE ENROLLED AT SMITH COLLEGE IN THE FALL OF 2016 AND HAVE NOT YET USED THEIR PRAXIS FUNDING.

This is an exciting opportunity to help to preserve the work of a premiere organization working to advance women’s sexual and reproductive health worldwide through research, policy analysis, and public education. For more information about the Guttmacher Institute, see: http://www.guttmacher.org/

The intern will work with the director and staff of the Guttmacher Institute in its Headquarters in New York City to assess and prepare the organization’s records for transfer to the Sophia Smith Collection.

The Sophia Smith Collection will provide the intern with:

  • Basic instruction in records management

  • Criteria for identifying records of historical value

  • Historical background on the Guttmacher Institute

  • Ongoing supervision and consultation via phone and email through the course of the internship.

The duties and responsibilities of the intern will be to:

  • inventory and survey non-current records to identify those of historical value

  • work with staff to identify materials ready for transfer to the archives and/or create a schedule for transfer

  • organize, label, and pack records, and create box lists

  • arrange for transfer of records to the Sophia Smith Collection.

  • Other, depending on needs

Contact Maida Goodwin mgoodwin@smith.edu for more information

 

MUSEUM ASSISTANT
PORTER-PHELPS-HUNTINGTON HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUM (1752)

Located in Hadley, Ma, The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum is an active Historic Site in Hadley, Massachusetts which tells the story of a New England family and their household over two centuries.

POSITION: MUSEUM ASSISTANT (two positions available)

DATES: May 1 through Labor Day (Sept 5) and Sept 5 through October 20

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