Internships, Fellowships & Volunteering
The National Anthropological Archives periodicially offers paid and unpaid internships for graduate and undergraduate students interested in exploring a career in archives or anthropology. Intern projects are carried out under the direct supervision of a professional anthropologist, archivist or imaging specialist. Intern projects vary depending on the background and experience of the student, but when available focus on digital imaging, manuscript and photograph collections, and reference services. Please check the Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships page for more information on NAA internships. Please email any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intern with the NAA
The NAA seeks volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks, including the scanning/photocopying of archival materials. For more information about volunteering at the NAA, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
The HSFA seeks interns and volunteers to assist staff with a variety of tasks including cataloging, outreach and preservation. Schedules are flexible.
The Human Studies Film Archives offers internship opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students interested in exploring a career in archives with an emphasis on moving image archiving. Intern projects, which are carried out under the direct supervision of a
professional archivist, will vary
depending on the background and experience of the student but will be designed to be of benefit to both the intern and the HSFA. Projects could involve the following: archival processing of audiovisual collections and still photographs for safeguarding, preservation and access; cataloging; and preparing for online access through various platforms.
Internships are available year round and vary in length. We will require an interview by phone or in person and at least one reference from a professor. If you will be obtaining course credit for your internship, please specify what if any paperwork HSFA will be required to complete.
For additional information on internships at the Human Studies Film Archives contact Pamela Wintle at 301.238.1324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellowships for archival research are available from the Smithsonian Institution's Office of Research Training and Services to support predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows, minority interns, visiting scholars and others.
Behind-the-Scenes in the Archives Volunteer
Volunteer activities will depend on the skills they bring and the time commitment but all work will be performed under the supervision of an experienced archivist. Volunteers should have a strong interest in visual materials.
Required Skills: Accuracy and attention to detail. Enjoyment and ability to work with their hands and handle fragile materials with care. Basic word processing.
For more information on volunteering at the Human Studies Film Archives please contact Pamela Wintle at 301.238.1324 or email@example.com.
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