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Archives Management Intern (Fall 2022)

Museum of Science Internships
Boston, MA
  • Expired: July 21, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Archives Management Intern

Museum of Science, Boston

Program Description:

The Museum of Science Archives Department is responsible for collecting, organizing and preserving the permanent collections of records which documents the Museum's history, activities, staff and the Boston Society of Natural History and to promote and make the collection accessible to staff and researchers. The Museum of Science Archives provides a unique experience for interns as the institution is almost 200 years old, but the Archives have only been a dedicated program since 2017. Defining the scope and goal of the Archives is ongoing work, as the Archives staff builds partnerships and stewards its collections.

Position Summary:

Interns with the Archives assist with collection stewardship through inventorying and accessioning projects, digitization, and preservation responsibilities. Interns will work with the Senior Archivist to discuss both short-term and long-term solutions for making the Museum of Science collections more accessible. Interns are instructed in preservation and arrangement best practices, as well as Museum standards of professional behavior and service. This internship provides opportunities for students to build upon new or existing skills and interests as well as introducing them to more hands-on work with historic collections.

  • Create a folder-level inventory of archival records
  • Rehousing archival materials into acid-free folders
  • Transcribe historic records and extract data from collection materials
  • Research collections and related figures to enrich reference assets
  • Ingesting data into the Archives catalog database
  • Assisting with reference inquiries

Basic Qualifications:
  • Enrolled in or recently graduated (less than 1 year) from a graduate archives and/or library science program
  • Demonstrated interest in history, archives, library sciences, or museum studies
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrated reading and writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently

Location: In-Person (1 Science Park Boston, MA)

Length of Internship: Fall Semester; September - December 2022

Work Schedule: Ideally two full days between Monday - Friday 9a-5p. Internship consists of 14 paid hours per week. Interns receive one unpaid lunch hour per full workday.

Pay Rate: $14.50 per hour

Application Notes: All internship applications require a cover letter AND resume. No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within four to six weeks of initial application.

Special Notes: Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, close proximity to the Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and café and much more!

The Museum of Science is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability or protected group status. Federal and State law prohibit employment discrimination.

It is the Museum of Science's policy when recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, and terminating employees to comply with those laws which prohibit discrimination as to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, citizenship status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability, military status, status as a disabled, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or other covered veteran or any other protected status under applicable law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees, interns and volunteer are treated with respect and dignity.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabilities

Museum of Science Internships


Boston, MA
02114 USA



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