Museum Archives, Personal Papers & Manuscripts, State & Local Historical Societies
4 Year Degree
The Old York Historical Society seeks an intern to assist with library/archives projects at the organization’s Research Center in York Village, Maine. Interns gain hands-on experience in manuscript collections processing, photograph collection processing, or reference and research. This year’s project may include maritime history, York Maine history, historic postcards, or a collection of 20th century family papers.
Internships may be completed for credit and are voluntary/unpaid. Initial hours must be scheduled on Wednesday or Thursday. After the initial orientation and training, the schedule may be more flexible, but must be agreed upon in advance.
To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to Patricia FitzGerald at email@example.com. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected.
Proficiency with use of MS Office applications, especially MS Word and MS Excel is required. Experience using PastPerfect or other library/archives software is helpful. The ability to bend, reach and lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs is required.
The mission of Old York is to preserve and promote the rich history of the York region through programs and educational experiences that enhance historical perspective and build on community pride.
Old York is the product of a merger of three historical organizations founded in York with histories dating back more than one hundred years.