The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Library & Archives offers opportunities for intern experiences to graduate students preparing for careers in libraries and archives. Interns will work closely with one of the Rock Hall's archivists or librarians to develop professional level skills that will prepare them for the workforce.
There are three internship projects currently offered:
1. Processing of archival analog and digital A/V and manuscript collections and institutional records, to include arrangement and description, writing finding aids, the creation of metadata, and use of collection management system, Adlib.
2. Library collection development, including the evaluation of the library backlog to assess accuracy of inventories, determine the core collection, and make recommendations for deaccession.
3. Cataloging academic dissertations in OCLC, transferring records into collection management system, Adlib, and adding local holdings information.
Eligibility: An intern must currently be enrolled in a relevant graduate school program and completed coursework related to archives, library, information science, public history, music history, history, museum studies, or the equivalent. A maximum of 20 hours a week can be worked during the academic year for at least 8 weeks. Summer interns can work up to a 40-hour week.
Basic understanding of archival arrangement and description, collection development, or MARC cataloging as appropriate
Skilled with computers and databases
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs
Historical knowledge of rock and roll and related music genres strongly preferred
About Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission both through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.