Paid Internship (Summer, 2020): Corporate Archives, Shure Inc., Niles IL

25 Sep 2019 2:57 PM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

Title: Corporate Archives Intern (Summer, 2020)

Description: Reporting to the Manager of the Corporate Library and Archives, and also working with our Digital Media Archivist and Corporate Photographer, our future intern will help to grow and promote digital assets, perform daily archival duties, and assist with new and ongoing projects, such as digital exhibit design.  More details and online application available at

Shure offers a challenging and rewarding summer internship program. The twelve week program is offered to undergraduate students that have completed at least 2 years of college, as well as graduate students. Each intern will receive a competitive salary and students who reside out of Illinois will receive a housing stipend to cover living expenses. Applications will be collected, reviewed and selected candidates will be contacted in late fall/early winter.

The Corporate Archives Intern will report to the Corporate Librarian/Archivist and will also work with the Corporate Photographer.  The primary projects for this internship include:

  • Ongoing growth and promotion of digital assets for both Corporate Archives and Corporate Photography using Widen Collective
  • Processing and cataloging collection backlog

Other projects may include:

  • Transcription of oral histories
  • Rehousing and reshelving collection materials
  • Processing ongoing donations
  • Assisting with ongoing Corporate Photography projects


  • Enrolled in a graduate degree program and have completed graduate course work in archival, library, or information management, and/or graduate course work in Museum Studies, Public History, or another related discipline.  
  • Familiarity with audio technology and history preferred, but not required.
  • Basic understanding of archival arrangement and description
  • Familiarity with a DSLR camera
  • Skilled with computers and databases, including some experience with Photoshop
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Deadline: 12/31/19, or when position is filled.

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