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Opportunities for University of Maryland iSchool students

For students interested in archives, special collections, and special libraries.

The Maryland State Archives is the repository for the permanent records of Maryland state, county and municipal government, including government reports and other publications. In addition to Maryland government records, our holdings include a Library of Marylandia and Special Collections of broad scope, such as newspapers, manuscripts and private papers, maps, church records, and an extensive art collection. For an overview of our holdings, SEE Finding Records.

Maryland State Archives page at the iSchool Field Study website

Types of Opportunities

  • Field Study (year round)
    The Maryland State Archives strongly believes in supporting future professionals in the library and archive fields. We have a number of departments that can work with iSchool students, in both library and archive-based programs. We can work with students to tailor a Field Study to a potential interest or students can choose from an pre-identified need within the Archives. Students could work on one or more of the following subjects: appraisal, reference, cataloging, processing, arrangement and description, conservation and preservation, digitization, digital curation, collection development.

    New announcements will be posted on the iSchool Field Study page.

  • Internship (summer, paid)
    Paid summer internships are offered to teach archival records management, historical research methods, librarianship, conservation and museum studies. Throughout the year, the Archives offers student internships for academic or community service credit.

    PLEASE NOTE: the summer internship program application process is only open between January and March of the year. Listings can be found on the State Archives' Job Announcement page

  • Volunteer (year round, unpaid)
    For more information, SEE Volunteers and Interns

State Archives staff have a strong commitment to mentoring all students at the State Archives. For more information, contact Megan Craynon at

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