Spring 2023 Internships

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Applications are now open for spring semester internships at the Utah State Archives and Records Service! These competitive, stipend-paid, semester-long internships are designed especially for students. Read more about our four internship opportunities:

Reference Internship

  • 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 to learn how to locate records in our collection and provide 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. 

Lester Wire Project Internship

  • This project specific in-office/remote hybrid internship includes both processing and outreach work. Learn about Lester Wire (inventor of the traffic light) while working in-person with our processing team to inventory, organize, house, and describe records from the Utah Department of Transportation. The intern will then work remotely with our Outreach Manager to create a digital exhibit from those materials and develop a plan for promotion.

Outreach and Advocacy Internship

  • Work with our Outreach and Advocacy Manager to spread the word about the Utah State Archives! Projects could include connecting with educators to promote the use of primary sources, marketing and content creation, or designing a program around our volunteer transcription program. Although this internship will be virtual, we will have a one-day in-person orientation and a tour of the State Archives.

Records Retention and Appraisal Internship

  • Work with our Local Government team to appraise the informational value of records being created today in city government, by helping the team determine the historic value of records being created by municipal planning and zoning departments. Projects could include meeting with local government planning and zoning departments to discuss their work and resulting records, and working with the Local Government team’s Records Specialists and Archivists in determining if and how those records reflect the evolution of Utah’s communities. This internship would primarily be virtual, but may require some in-office visits and a one-day in-person orientation and tour of the State Archives. 

More Information

Former inter Janine shows off the processing work she did in the Archives Section.

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 two are 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 December 12, 2022 and decisions will be made by December 23, 2022.