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Smithsonian Libraries and Archives Summer 2022 Internships

Smithsonian Libraries and Archives is excited to announce their new round of internships for Summer 2022.  Please help spread the word about these programs. These opportunities provide hands-on experience in a range of subject areas and are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Each unique project offers a chance to explore current topics in archives, libraries, and information science and learn from experienced Smithsonian Libraries and Archives staff.

Most are virtual/remote opportunities, but one project includes on-site work in our American Art and Portrait Gallery Library. All include a stipend. The application deadline is February 13th, 2022.

Programs include:

  • Education: For students interested in museum education or similar fields, this intern will assist in creating educational resources from our collections.
  • Kathryn Turner Diversity and Technology Internship: A special opportunity for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
  • Professional Development: For a current MSLIS student or recent grad, experience evaluating and working with Library of Congress Subject Headings.
  • Summer Scholars: Three projects for both undergraduates and grad students, including opportunities to work with art and artists files, web and social media archiving, and oral histories.

Learn more about academic appointments and related policies on our Internship and Fellowship page. Curious about the work of past interns? Read more about their experiences.

Vacancy Announcement: College Archivist, Maryland Institute College of Art

Become MICA’s first College Archivist!

  • Are you passionate about organizing and providing access to physical and digital archives?
  • Have you wished you could build an institutional archive from top to bottom?
  • Do you like doing a little bit of everything?
  • Do you notice and try to perfect tiny details while also being able to share thoughts constructively and with empathy?
  • Are you invested in critical librarianship, critical pedagogy, or other social justice-oriented work?

Maryland Institute College of Art’s Decker Library in Baltimore is looking for a highly collaborative, self-directed, change-oriented leader for our College Archivist position. 

The College Archivist will build a robust archival program at MICA (a nearly 200-year-old institution with no official institutional archive), manage our digital preservation and digitization activities, and actively participate in library liaison work including reference, collection development, instruction, and departmental outreach.

Two positions report to the College Archivist:

Generally, but particularly as a manager, it is important at Decker Library to honor people’s expertise and work collectively together towards solutions, meeting people where they’re at, and sharing success in the process. The right person will be invested in the well-being of everyone they come in contact with and ready to problem solve, even if you don’t immediately understand the issue at first.

We’re looking for someone who loves helping people and is open, transparent, and thoughtful with data, information, ideas, and knowledge. Social justice, diversity, and equity work is not something you just do on the side but is infused in your everyday work life. Whether it is working with our students and faculty of color, our large international student population, or our LGBTQIA+ students–you will want to ensure our materials, space, and teaching includes and honors them.

We are committed to providing support for you as well, including:

  • Financial support to enroll in training and/or attend conferences related to your work.
  • Support for carefully considered service and advocacy on behalf of underrepresented students and community groups.
  • Fostering a healthy work/life balance.

This position is full-time at 35 hours a week. ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent advanced degree is required and 5 years of archival experience. We are willing to consider transferable skills as experience. Applications will be reviewed by the search committee in early October. The start date is negotiable.

So if you love learning and growing, making change (and waves), and the idea of building something new, please use the following link for more information and how to apply: