Help organize 50+ years of history in the Archivist Internship


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


4750 N. Sheridan RoadICA GreenRiseChicago, IL 60640


The Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) and its sister organization, the Ecumenical Institute of Chicago, have been engaged in creative social action and personal growth programs since the mid-1960s. For example, ICA conducted over 5,000 local community "town meetings" in 1976, with at least one in every county or parish within the country, as a part of the Bi-Centennial celebration. In the 1980s, ICA initiated "human development projects" throughout the world and in every time zone. Curriculum and accompanying materials have been produced for all of this work.

While these material has been stored in filing cabinets, there is a need to more formally organize them in preparation of their eventual transfer to an institution of higher learning, Oklahoma City University. If needed, ICA can provide accommodation for an Archivist volunteer.

Archives Internship

ICA is over 50 years old, and its archives hold over 150 filing cabinets documenting that history! We have a team of dedicated volunteers and always welcome extra help. Archives volunteers may:

  • Join virtual archives hangouts to connect with national colleagues

  • Collect oral narratives from ICA colleagues

  • Accession archive document and make available to online database


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Database Administration
  • Problem Solving
  • Library Sciences
  • Project Management
  • Multi-Tasking

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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