Summer 2018 Intern – George Washington Presidential Library – Washington, DC


The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon seeks one intern for summer 2018 to assist with the MVLA Archives. Terms to be decided.

Collection Description:

The archives of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association holds the historic institutional records of the organization dating back to its founding in 1853. The archival collections include Minutes of the Council, Annual Reports, visitor log books, publications, correspondence, financial documents, administrative and departmental files, oral histories, measured drawings, and audio-visual material.

Project and Tasks:

The intern will inventory, organize, and catalog a collection of audio-visual material including film, audio and video cassettes, LP vinyl records, DVDs, and others. Organization of the collection will include tasks such as re-housing AV items, reporting and documenting preservation issues, and creating original metadata records. The project may also include a review of digitized AV footage that should be linked to the appropriate catalog records.

Skills Required:

An interest in archival arrangement and description, particularly in the care and preservation of audio-visual resources. Strong organizational skills and an attention to detail.


Microsoft Excel, ArchivesSpace, CONTENTdm.

Skills Developed/Products Produced:

The intern will learn how to organize or arrange an archival collection of AV resources, re-house and care for the materials, create an inventory and catalog records, and identify preservation issues or concerns.


One internship is being offered for summer 2018 during the Library’s regular hours of operation, Monday through Friday, between 8am – 5pm. Hours of internship to be decided between the student and Library supervisor. Minimum wage offered per hours worked.


Mark Santangelo, Chief Librarian and Archivist –

Rebecca Baird, Archivist –

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