The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) is inviting applications from undergraduate students for its Fall 2022 Discovery Internship. Intended for students who have little or no experience in the cultural heritage field, the Discovery Internship is an opportunity to get experience in virtually every department at the ADAH, exploring a broad range of career options. The intern will work 150 hours divided between six program areas at the ADAH:

  • Appraisal/Records Management
  • Archival Collections Management
  • Digital Collections Management
  • Museum Collections Management
  • Public Programs/Education/Communications
  • Reference

This internship is paid, and students may be able to obtain academic credit depending on the policies of their educational institutions. All applicants must be at least 18 years old and be enrolled in an academic program. Effective communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications are required. See the internship announcement for more details.


To apply, submit a state application form, resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and reference letter by a professor or academic advisor by May 16, 2022. All application materials should be emailed to Angela Motley at angela.motley@archives.alabama.gov or mailed to Alabama Department of Archives and History, ATTN: Angela Motley, P.O. Box 300100, Montgomery, Alabama, 36130.

Academic Level: Undergraduate
Duration: September – December 2022
Schedule: TBD
Location: Alabama Department of Archives and History, 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36130


The deadline to apply is May 16, 2022.