Digital Collections Intern – Holocaust Museum – Bowie, MD

Length: Summer Internship, June 4, 2018, to August 31, 2018
Location: Bowie, MD
Work hours: 30 (min) – 40 (max) hours a week
Application Deadline: March 30, 2018
This is an unpaid internship.

To be eligible to participate in the Internship Program, applicants must meet the three following enrollment criteria:

  • The applicant must be 18 years or older and currently enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university
  • The applicant must have completed at least the first semester of their freshman year (at the time of application)
  • The applicant must provide proof of legal right to work in the United States

About The National Institute for Holocaust Documentation

This internship is located in Bowie, Maryland within the Digital Asset Management and Preservation division of the National Institute for Holocaust Documentation. This internship presents the opportunity to work on the Archival Digitization Project at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Through this project the Museum has organized, imaged, and provided online access to hundreds of personal paper collections. The selected intern will see every step of a digitization project, as well as receive hands-on experience with digital asset processing and digital file management.

Duties and Responsibilities

In addition to other opportunities, the Digital Collections Intern would:

  • Processing digital materials
  • Assist in editing (cropping, deskewing, converting) images for internal and external use
  • Handle potentially fragile documents, photographs, publications, and other archival materials according to safety and handling standards set by the Museum
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Proficient in both Mac and PC use
  • Enrolled in a related college or graduate school
  • Interest in collections management, digital preservation, or digital access
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated
  • Willing to work at least 16 hours a week
  • Comfortable bending, stooping, and lifting up to 25lbs

Preferred Qualifications: Enrolled in a library science or archival studies program

Requirements: Must be able to pass a background check

How to Apply

Please submit:

  • A resume highlighting your experience
  • Cover letter addressing: How would an internship at United States Holocaust Museum support your future aspirations?
  • Please send the items listed above with “Digital Collections Intern” in the subject line in one e-mail to jobs@ushmm.org.

For more information about the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, please visit www.ushmm.org. The US Holocaust Memorial Museum is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This position is open to all qualified individuals. If you are not a US citizen, you must possess sufficient legal documentation and permission to work in the United States (and provide if requested).

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