The Albert Gore Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University seeks to hire an intern for the summer of 2019 to prepare a graduate student for a career in archives. The intern will work directly with our archivist on the Bart Gordon Papers, a large congressional collection donated by the representative who served in the U.S. Congress from 1985-2011. The intern will gain experience in the processing, arrangement, and description of paper documents, and will also have the opportunity to develop and research a digital humanities and/or public history project. Students and interns in the past have developed online exhibits, Story Maps, lesson plans, public programs, podcasts, and digital collections. The Gore Center wants to provide a meaningful work experience, so interns are encouraged to present their own ideas for projects or skills they wish to acquire.
Graduate student currently enrolled in a public history, archives, or MLIS program
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Access
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Strong attention to detail and organizational abilities
General knowledge of modern American history
Previous experience working in an archives setting is a plus
To Apply: Send résumé (with contact information for THREE references) and cover letter to Sarah.Calise@mtsu.edu by Friday, March 8, 2019. Please put “Internship” in the subject line of the email.
Middle Tennessee State University, in its educational programs and activities involving students and employees, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age (as applicable), status as a covered veteran or genetic information.
Additional Salary Information: Can work up to 300 hours total.
About Albert Gore Research Center
The Albert Gore Research Center is a unit of the College of Liberal Arts at Middle Tennessee State University, and functions as an institution dedicated to the study of modern American politics, education, and southern history, with an emphasis on the participation of people and organizations from Middle Tennessee. Our collections include many formats: manuscripts, government documents, business and organizational records, university records, photographs, audio-visual materials, ephemera, electronic records, and a select number of artifacts.