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Internships

The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) invites applications from undergraduate and graduate students for its summer 2021 internship program. ADAH internships are paid, and students may be able to obtain academic credit depending on the policies of their educational institutions.

 

Applicants should have interest in history, public history, library science, archival studies, public administration, or related fields, but prior experience is not required.

 

All applicants must be at least 18 years old and be enrolled in an academic program. Effective communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat applications are required.

 

The deadline to apply is April 9, 2021.

 

 

Discovery Internship

 

Intended for undergraduate students who have little or no experience in the cultural heritage field, the Discovery Internship is an opportunity for the student to work 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.


EBSCO Research Room Internship

 

The internship will provide experience interacting with the public in an archival reference setting, as well as working with staff on several projects involving scanning, indexing, researching, interpreting primary source material, and creating presentations. Applicants must be able to bend, reach, and lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.


Digital Assets Internship

 

This internship will provide experience transcribing original documents and creating metadata for scanned nineteenth-century case files of the Alabama Supreme Court. Applicants must be able to read cursive handwriting. (Remote work is an option for this internship.)


Archival Processing Internship

 

The internship will provide experience surveying, arranging, and describing records created in the early twentieth century by the Alabama Department of Corrections and other state agencies. The intern will also learn how to properly handle, repair, and store archival materials. Applicants must be able to bend, reach, and lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.


Local Records Research Internship

 

The internship will provide experience researching and analyzing the history of local government records management in Alabama, and composing written reports documenting the findings. (Remote work is an option for this internship.)