SWG SUMMER 2014 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, the basics of organizing and describing collections and she may write about a particular collection for the SSC newsletter or help prepare an exhibit. 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 our classes.
The summer 2014 intern will be processing the papers of Saralee Hamilton, who worked for the American Friends Service Committee for 31 years, directing their Nationwide Women’s Program, and was involved with the Reproductive Rights National Network and the Commitee to End Sterilization Abuse.
For information, see http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/sophiasmith/mnsss507_bioghist.html
The internship is 21 to 35 hours/week for 9-11 weeks at $9.25 an hour.
Deadline: March 15, 2014
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 2014. ****
To apply: Send a resume and a cover letter to Maida Goodwin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Archives Intern, Guttmacher Institute summer 2014
Praxis-funded, minimum of 220 hours
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 email@example.com for more information