Archives Summer Internship – AAMC – Washington, DC

AAMC Archives Summer Internship

The AAMC Reference Center and Mary H. Littlemeyer Archives is a service to AAMC staff and members of the public.  Reference Center staff provide reference, research, and access to current and historical collections in order to assist in leading the academic medicine community to improve the health of all.   Our Archives acquires, processes and provides access to documentation of the Association: its origin, development, policies, and activities.

This is a full-time (35 hours/week) archival internship.  This project involves updating two collections in our digital asset management system (DAMS) CONTENTdm, uploading documents and creating metadata for the documents. The intern will also create a new collection (to be decided) and upload and create metadata for each item in that collection.

The intern will learn how to use a DAMS including creating a collection, uploading documents, and creating metadata.  DAMS are widely used in archival repositories, so these are important basic skills to learn.  The intern will also gain experience scanning documents, another basic skill very useful to archival studies. Through this internship, the incumbent will also learn how a special library and archives works.  Direct supervision will be provided by a certified archivist.

Responsibilities:

The intern will update the Federal Testimony and Digital Publications collections so they are current by uploading documents into the DAMS and creating metadata for each item.  The intern will also create a new collection (to be decided) and upload and create metadata for each item in that collection.

Qualifications:

Attention to detail and good verbal and written skills are required.  We are seeking a student enrolled in a library science/archives or history graduate program with experience working with DAMS (knowledge/experience with CONTENTdm specifically would be helpful) and digital objects.  Some archival coursework or experience is preferred.

To apply, please use this link: https://aamc.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/AAMC/job/Washington/Internship–Archives_10003092

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