Internship (Paid): Encyclopaedia Britannica (spring/summer)

26 Feb 2019 3:38 PM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

Archives Intern, Encyclopaedia Britannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica is pleased to announce its 2019 Intern Program, which will begin in late May or early June 2019 and run through late August or early September. Application for an Archives Intern is open to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in history, museum studies, archives and records management, library and information science, and related fields. Letters of interest/resumes are welcome in February and March, and an interview with qualified candidates will be scheduled to coincide with their spring break.

The Archival Internship will provide a student with a hands-on learning experience in a publishing archive comprised of prints, photographs, negatives and slides, and manuscripts.  Tasks will include scanning and providing metadata for visual materials; collection inventory; archival arrangement; and implementation of preservation measures.

The ideal candidate will have strong visual literacy, research, and writing skills. The ideal candidate must also be strongly self-motivated and able to work independently. Position requires attention to detail and the ability to lift archival boxes and containers (up to 40 lbs.), as needed. Preferred qualifications include prior experience working with photographic materials, knowledge of 20th century American history, and experience with Photoshop and Adobe Creative Cloud applications.

Intern will be expected to work approximately eight hours per day, Monday through Friday, and will be compensated at the rate of $13.00 per hour.

For further information and to submit a resume and cover letter, please contact:

Mindy Spitzer Johnston, CA

Digital Media Assets Manager

Encyclopaedia Britannica

325 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 200

Chicago, Illinois 60654

About Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc.,

Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is a leading provider of learning and knowledge products. We are a global leader in educational publishing whose products can be found in many media, from the Internet to cell phones to books. Our worldwide reach includes offices and expert contributors all over the globe and products for learners of all ages. We’re proud to be one of the world’s most trusted sources of information on everything from the origins of the universe to current events. The Encyclopaedia Britannica has been published since 1768.


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