Internship: Special Collections Intern, The Revs Institute, Naples

07 Mar 2017 1:02 PM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Hours of Work: Flexible between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 24 hours a week mandatory, Monday-Friday
Date Available: February 2017
Rate of Pay: $10.00 per hour


The Revs Institute, a 501c3 not-for-profit educational foundation, based in Naples, FL, is the premier destination to study and explore one of the largest archives of automotive history ever preserved for scholars and connoisseurs alike. The Library and Archives document the evolution of automobile design and the industry's influence on modern culture. The collection consists of nearly two million items, and includes photographs, artifacts, books, journals, paper archives, promotional material, and more. In coordination with third-party vendors and the Stanford University Libraries, The Revs Institute makes the photographic collections accessible by building an online digital library.

Position Summary

The Revs Institute seeks a Special Collections Intern to help coordinate the accessioning, processing, and reference services to one of the world’s largest automotive history collections.

Under the supervision of the Special Collections Coordinator, the Special Collections Intern will assist in processing manuscript collections in all formats according to internal standards and best professional practices.

  • Processing may include accessioning; conducting necessary conservation practices; sorting and re-housing documents in acid-free folders and containers; labeling; creating inventories and MARC records; and preparing collection guides and/or indices.
  • Shelve archival and library collections as needed.
  • Assist with other related tasks as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to work according to an established schedule and meet deadlines
  • Minimum of one semester or summer commitment required
  • Experience working with Microsoft Excel
  • Computer literacy
  • Dependable
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • A strong sense of teamwork and collaboration
  • Ability to lift and move boxes up to 40 pounds

Education and Experience Requirements

  • The Special Collections Internship is open to students in graduate and undergraduate programs. Junior or senior class university standing towards a Bachelor's degree required in the humanities, history, or a field related to automotive history and/or technology is required.
  • Students that have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program within 6 months of applying are eligible for the internship. Previous internship(s) and/or professional work experience preferred. Strong research and writing skills, and an ability to work independently are needed.
  • Interest and understanding of historical methods, research or museum/archival studies.
  • A background check and drug test are mandatory for the internship.

Interested applicants, please submit resume and cover letter by APRIL 28, 2017 to: Mark Vargas at

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