Internship: Special Collections and Archives, African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, Fort Lauderdale

02 Oct 2018 8:18 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Position title: Special Collections and Archives Intern
Institution/Organization: African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, Special Collections and Archives
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Application deadline: November 9, 2018
Duration: Spring 2019 Semester (Jan-May 2019); flexible scheduling available

The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) Special Collections and Archives is seeking an intern to work 8-10 hours per week. This position will work directly with Special Collections and Archives staff. This is an unpaid position that is ideal for students seeking directed-individual study or practicum credit for a degree program.

Broward County Library’s African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) is a highly-specialized center whose mission is to collect, preserve and provide access to research materials focusing on the history, culture and people of African, African-American and Caribbean descent. Opened in October 2002, it carries the distinction of being the third library of its kind in the nation.

The ideal AARLCC intern will be creative and inquisitive with a willingness to learn about new collections. The internship program will be tailored toward their program background and they will learn about the daily operations of a Special Collections and Archives, within the public library setting, such as materials handling, preservation and research. The intern’s ongoing objective will be to design and create a culminating project or portfolio using items available in special collections and archives.

Requirements: Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program preferably focused on archives, special collections, museum studies, African/Caribbean studies, anthropology, music studies, or related areas. Prior knowledge of archives and special collections is not required. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Capable of lifting boxes of approximately 15 lbs with or without assistance.

To apply: Submit your resume and a 500 word statement of interest describing your background and what you hope to learn during your internship. Please email your materials to: Britt Farley (bfarley@broward.org) by November 9, 2018

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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