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Summer Internship - Special Collections Newspaper Project

Fulton
1/22/2013
Date inactive: 4/1/2013

Organization: Maryland State Archives

Location: The Maryland State Archives, Hall of Records Building, 350 Rowe Blvd.,Annapolis, MD 21401

Who: Undergraduate or graduate level college students attending Maryland schools or Maryland residents attending out-of-state schools are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to individuals with experience or education in libraries or archives or newspaper research. Ideally the intern will have above-average skills in catalog searching techniques. Also, candidate must be someone who is comfortable working with their hands, climbing ladders, and lifting heavy newspaper volumes. The competitive selection process is based on an evaluation of the following application materials:

  • Cover letter (statement of how you will benefit from the program and how the agency will benefit from your participation)
  • Maryland State Employment Application Form (MS 100) - may be downloaded at http://www.mdsa.net/msa/intromsa/employ/doc/ms100.doc
    Note: There is no announcement number. Use "Summer Intern" as the job title on the form.
  • Official copy of academic transcripts, both undergraduate and graduate, if applicable
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • A sample of the applicant's academic writing (copy of a paper written for class is accepted)
  • Completed Skills Assessment - may be downloaded at http://mdsa.net/msa/educ/interns/html/internskills2013.html

What: During the ten-week paid summer program, the intern will perform a variety of tasks related to the conservation and collection management of newspapers. This project may also include data entry, research, and tasks related to newspaper digitization. Some assignments may require regular off-site work. Interns will receive an hourly wage, paid bi-weekly. Hourly rates are based on education level: undergraduate at $10.99 per hour, and graduate at $11.61 per hour.

When: Wednesday, June 5 - Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Positions are Monday through Friday, 35 hours per week

How: Send all application materials to the address above (ATTN: Emily Oland Squires, Director of Research and Student Outreach). Materials must be postmarked on or before Monday, April 1, 2013. We will attempt to notify candidates of decisions on Monday, April 29, 2013. It is not necessary to be a history major to participate in the program, and students of other disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Questions: email: emily.squires@maryland.gov or call 410-260-6443