SUMMER 2020 GRADUATE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION
The Archives and Records Management Department of the National ACLU office has an opening for a graduate intern in New York.
For 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, advancing racial justice, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties and civil rights cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than one million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, and record of arrest or conviction.
This internship will expose participants to both the day-to-day activities and ongoing projects of the Archives and Records Management Department of the ACLU National Office. Interns will have the opportunity to gain experience, under the supervision of archival staff, in records management and archives work by assisting with a variety of ongoing activities and projects.
- Time Commitment: The internship requires a full-time commitment of 35 hours per week.
- Internship Duration: Internships are a 10-week period. Summer interns are expected to start on June 1 or June 22
- Stipend: A stipend is available for those students who do not receive outside funding and/or course credit. Arrangements can be made with educational institutions for work/study or course credit.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Digitizing paper collections
- Describing inactive records and updating existing catalog records
- Accessioning inactive records as well as archival materials such as publications, photographs, and ephemera
- Assisting with secure destruction activities and inventory control
- Researching ACLU history in support of reference work
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Interns should possess the following:
- Enrollment in an MLS/MLIS program or other archives/records management-related graduate program and completion of at least three courses
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook)
- Commitment to the mission of the ACLU
- Completion of introductory cataloging and archives/records management course(s)
- General familiarity with, and interest in, U.S. history
- Interest in civil rights and liberties
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled.
This posting provides a general but not comprehensive list of the opportunities of the internship. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the posting at any time without advance notice.
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