Special Collections Archival Intern

The Maryland State Archives in Annapolis, Maryland, is walking distance from the Annapolis historic district. The Archives is an independent agency within the Maryland State government with a number of responsibilities, first and foremost is to be the central depository for government records of permanent value. The Special Collections Department supervises the care, preservation, accessioning, and description of non-state agency generated records, which include personal letters, diaries, organizational records, newspapers, photographs, maps, and documents.

The intern will be be assisting the Special Collections archivists on two main projects: 1) the intern will help with a project to determine the condition of the State Archives collections and work with conservators to care for collections and 2) the intern will assist with general special collections processing, description, and updates to our collections database.

Project Details:
The intern will work with Special Collections staff to process new collections.

  • Ability to lift heavy boxes and climb ladders
  • Familiarity or experience with library cataloging standards and/or archival processing standards
  • Detail oriented
  • Familiarity with computers and basic html

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Interest in Maryland history
  • Ability to read and transcribe manuscripts
  • Ability to work independently, but able to gauge when it's important to ask for clarification on a project

Maria Day, Director, Special Collections & Conservation

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