The B&O Railroad Museum seeks organized, creative, and dedicated candidates for our paid internship opportunities in our archives department. Working closely with the Archivist, as well as fellow interns and volunteers, the candidate will support the processing and description of a collection of historical significance. The Museum desires candidates who enjoy education, history, and collaborating on a team. This internship will be very hands-on, require punctuality and someone who is highly organized. Selected interns will receive a stipend equivalent to $15/hour and will be expected to work 10 hours/week.
This position is in support of a two-year grant project to organize, rehouse, and describe case records of individual railroad employees who participated in the B&O Relief Department between 1880 and 1963. The candidate will assist the archival team with a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, surveying, inventorying, rehousing, filing, and labeling records. The candidate will also gather basic information from each case record to support the creation of an index and an archival finding aid to support documentation of the collection and its availability/use by researchers.
Qualifications, Skills, and Experience
Students who are pursuing or completed a relevant undergraduate or graduate degree will be considered. Students in the fields of archives management, museum management, library science, United States history, or studies with equivalent knowledge are strongly preferred. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, comfort with computers, and the ability to work well in groups as well as work effectively on independent projects required. Interns may be eligible to receive course credit in coordination with their university; however, this is not guaranteed nor a criterion for participation in a B&O Railroad Museum internship. The ability to pass a background check is required.
Please send your resume and a cover letter expressing interest to AKresmer@borail.org.