Spring 2024 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 three internship opportunities:

Local Government Records Accessioning Internship

  • Spend a semester with the Local Government team! This in-office internship consists of working with staff in accessioning newly acquired historical records into the Archives permanent collection. You’ll have the opportunity to learn the accessioning framework applied at the State Archives and gain hands-on experience in identifying, organizing, inventorying, housing, and describing a variety of records from local governments in Utah.

Records Retention and Appraisal Internship

  • Assist the General Retention Schedule Update Project team with a review and update of State of Utah General Retention Schedules related to Public Safety records. Be involved with focus group meetings of both local and state fire, emergency response, and other public safety agencies to determine current recordkeeping practices and needs. Combine this information with appraisal principles to propose updates to public safety records retention schedules that impact and serve agencies and the public statewide. Become familiar with essential records management principles and apply appraisal principles to recordkeeping in an electronic environment. This internship can be done virtually.

Reference Internship

  • Work with our Reference Team to help answer research questions from the public! This in-office 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.

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 two internships are fully in-person and one is offered virtually. 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 1, 2023 and decisions will be made by mid-December.