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Mon May 21, 2018 08:30 AM - Fri Aug 10, 2018 03:30 PM


Barack Obama Presidential Library2500 W. Golf RoadHoffman Estates, IL 60169


The Collections Intern will assist artifact staff with a variety of collections work, including cataloging and inventorying the artifact collection. The Intern will work primarily with artifact staff to catalogue White House Holiday Decorations, assist with an ongoing inventory project, and complete special projects as assigned. Duties include, but are not limited to artifact research, cataloging, photography, and rehousing of the objects. This opportunity will allow the Intern to gain practical, hands-on experience working with artifacts while learning about the day-to-day operations of managing artifact collections. The Collections Intern will work with artifact staff on projects related to artifact processing and collections database management.

Current undergraduate or graduate students in the fields of museum studies, public history, history, art history, or related disciplines are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of working with collection management databases (such as TMS) is preferred but not essential.

For information on how to apply, please see:

Note: This internship position is unpaid.


  • Curating
  • Photography
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Organization
  • Verbal / Written Communication

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 260 hours over an 8-10 week period
  • Must be a US citizen; legal resident alien; or a holder of an A1 or A2 diplomatic visa.

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