We are thrilled to announce that after a two-year COVID hiatus, we are bringing back our internship program! We have spent the last two years updating our program structure to now provide competitive, stipend-paid, semester-long internships designed especially for students. This Fall 2022, we are kicking things off with three internship opportunities:
Work with our Reference Team to help answer research questions from the public! This in-person internship works directly with our Reference & Access Program Manager. You’ll learn how to locate records in our collection and gain experience with reference services, providing excellent customer service through direct contact with patrons. Additional projects include updating and creating new research guides, authoring guest blog posts, and working with state agencies and their records.
Digital Archives Internship
Work with our Digital Archives Program Manager to arrange and describe digitized images from Governor Clyde’s newspaper clippings (1957-1964). This project includes 25 reels of records where folders need to be described, and digital images need to be sorted. This in-office/remote hybrid internship will emphasize proper filename conventions, format types, accessioning norms, and other aspects of a modern digital archive program.
Outreach and Advocacy Internship
Work with our Outreach and Advocacy Manager to spread the word about the State Archives! Projects could include connecting with educators to promote the use of primary sources from the Archive, creating a media kit for educators to explain how they can research with the Archive, and designing a program around our volunteer transcription program. Although this internship will be virtual, we will have one in-person day for orientation and a tour.
These competitive internships will require an application and interview. Internships last for one semester (between 10 and 12 weeks) with a minimum of 100 hours worked. Exact schedules and hours per week will be determined individually. Please note that one internship is fully in-person, one is fully remote, and one is a hybrid. Course credit can be provided if approved by interns’ institutions. A stipend of $1,000 will be provided at the end of the semester.
We welcome interns from diverse backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.
How to Apply
Please send an email to LKatz@utah.gov with your resume and cover letter indicating which internship you are interested in. All applications are due by July 15, 2022 and decisions will be made by August 1, 2022.