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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 catalog artifacts, 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 be supervised by 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. Previous museum experience and knowledge of working with collection management databases (such as TMS) is preferred but not required. The ideal candidate will be able to work a minimum of 180 hours over an 8-10 week period.
For information on how to apply, please see: https://www.obamalibrary.gov/about-us/employment-internships-volunteering
Note: Internship projects are matched to departmental needs and priorities, while taking into account the intern’s interests. This internship must be completed for academic credit, with specific criteria and schedule to be determined by the program’s requirements and Obama Library staff approval. This internship position is uncompensated, and is expected to run approximately from September 10, 2018, through November 30, 2018.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
Barack Obama Presidential Library2500 W. Golf RoadHoffman Estates, IL 60169
- Exhibition Arts
- Basic Computer Skills
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- 180 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.