A WHRC internship is ideal for a well-organized undergraduate or graduate student interested in working for a small archive in a historic, nonprofit organization. Students selected as GFWC WHRC interns will be responsible for a special project that may include processing, preserving, cataloguing, or digitizing archival and library materials, as well as answering reference questions or assisting in-house researchers.
Each internship is unique and based upon both the current needs of the WHRC and the intern's academic requirements. A 10-15 hours-per-week commitment is required; hours are negotiable.
ACADEMIC CREDIT AND COMPENSATION: Stipend and/or academic credit available (academic credit arranged by intern in cooperation with GFWC). These internships are offered as suitable field study projects for a full semester academic internship or independent study. Generally, fifty hours of work are required for each academic credit hour.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of two to three years undergraduate coursework, familiarity with archival principles, and excellent communication and writing skills.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate coursework in archives administration, library and information science, or public history. Familiarity with PastPerfect collections management software and working knowledge of best practices for digitization.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact GFWC Women's History and Resource Center Associate Manager Brian Coburn at 202-347-3168 ext. 137. You may also download our volunteer and internship application here.