The Friends of the Outer Banks History Center is pleased to sponsor an internship with the Outer Banks History Center (OBHC) in Manteo, N.C., for the 2018 summer season. The David Stick Internship is a 10-week, full time position performing archival work for the OBHC. The intern will be paid a $4,000 stipend. Additionally, local housing can be arranged for the intern at a reasonable cost. More information about the position, including eligibility and application instructions, can be found below. Questions about the position, the application process, or the OBHC can be made to Samantha Crisp, OBHC Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-473-2655.
The David Stick Intern will assist the archivists of the OBHC in completing a variety of projects. Duties may include:
- Assisting patrons and providing reference assistance in the OBHC reading room
- Arranging and describing archival collections
- Assisting with intake and establishing initial intellectual control of new archival accessions
- Identifying, numbering, and sleeving historical photographs
- Cataloging books and published items
- Transcribing and indexing oral histories
- Scanning and providing metadata for historical documents and photographs
- Planning and fabricating exhibits with OBHC materials
- Contributing to OBHC outreach efforts (such as social media or public programming)
- Designing promotional materials
- Assisting OBHC staff members on individual projects
Required Qualifications: This position requires attention to detail, curiosity, creativity, and excellent writing skills. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with members of the public, and prior customer service experience is required. The ideal applicant will excel at working both independently and as part of a team. Prior coursework (at the graduate or undergraduate level) in history, archives, library science, or a related field, or a demonstrated interest in history is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience working in an archival repository, library, museum, or other cultural heritage setting. Prior coursework in archives and records management, library science, public history, or a related subject. Knowledge of current library and archival standards and best practices (especially DACS). Experience working with one or more archival content management systems (Archivist’s Toolkit, ArchivesSpace, Archon, AXAEM, etc.). Experience arranging, describing, and encoding finding aids for archival collections. Knowledge of North Carolina’s coastal history and/or the Outer Banks region.
Eligibility: The application is open to current graduate students, recent graduates who will have received their master’s or bachelor’s degree no earlier than December 2017, undergraduate students who will have completed their sophomore year prior to beginning work, and community college students who will have completed at least one year of coursework prior to beginning work.
About the OBHC: The Outer Banks History Center (OBHC) is a regional archival facility administered by the State Archives of North Carolina. The mission of the OBHC is to collect, preserve, and provide public access to historical and documentary materials relating to coastal North Carolina, and to serve as an accessible, service-oriented center for historical research and inquiry. For more information, visit the OBHC website at https://archives.ncdcr.gov/researchers/outer-banks-history-center.
How to Apply: Complete the online application for the David Stick Internship. The application closes Sunday, February 25th.