Paid Library Internships – Montgomery County Historical Society – Rockville, MD

The Montgomery County Historical Society (Montgomery History) seeks qualified candidates for two available internships between September and December 2015. These positions will be supervised by the Librarian and Archivist and will work closely with other Montgomery History staff. Both positions will work to increase awareness of and accessibility to the Montgomery History’s artifact and paper collections and to utilize technology to document, preserve, and make our programs and collections more accessible.



  1. Design and implement a Digital Access Management System for documents, photographs, artifacts, oral histories, newspapers, and other resources.
  2. Review, clean-up, edit, and select which collections and items that will be made publicly available via PastPerfect Online.
  3. Re-establish online presence for Montgomery County Archives.



  1. Experience with digitization of primary source materials and DPLA metadata standards.
  2. Knowledgeable in museum, education, and library practices.
  3. Enrollment in Master of Information Management or equivalent degree program.
  4. A. in history or museum studies preferred.
  5. Familiarity with Past Perfect Online



The Montgomery County Historical Society has been serving the local community through its exhibitions, programs, educational activities, library, and conferences since its founding in 1944. Its mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and share the histories of all of Montgomery County’s citizens. Montgomery History operates two museums on our Rockville campus (the c.1815 Beall-Dawson House and the Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine), manages a 9,500 piece collection of historic artifacts, operates the Jane C. Sween Research Library and Montgomery County’s official government Archives, provides a home for the county’s Genealogical Society, brings scholarly and public attention to 20th century history through the Harper Center for Suburban Studies, hosts an annual History Conference, and provides numerous educational and community exhibitions and events every year.


Compensation: Both positions pay $10.00 hour. Interns may work between 125-150 hours over the course of the internship.


To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and two references by September 4, 2015 to . Type “Application for Library Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. All applicants will be notified their application was received. Selected applicants will be contacted for telephone and/or in-person interviews.

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