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Archives of the American Gardens Internship

The Archives of American Gardens internship provides opportunities to perform various archival collections management tasks in the Archives of American Gardens, a growing photographic collection that documents American garden design and landscape history. This experience will help interns learn some of the practices necessary to prepare archival collections for outside researchers, curators, and staff. Assignments focus on cataloging garden images by describing their content according to recognized data standards, image digitization, computer automation of collection records, assisting with basic research and reference duties, and developing a range of outreach materials including blogs and text for web pages. Depending on which projects may be available to work on, interns may have an opportunity to organize and process photographic materials, develop finding aids, inventory, and/or perform basic preservation practices. Knowledge of and/or experience with archival practices preferred. Accuracy, attention to detail, and good writing skills are required. Summer intern applicants must apply for both the Archives of American Gardens’ internship and the Garden Club of America, Garden History and Design Scholarship to be considered for a joint stipend awarded by these two organizations. (http://www2.gcamerica.org/outreach-scholarships.cfm)

Contact Phone: (202) 633-5840

Contact Fax: (202) 633-5697

Contact Email: gardens@si.edu

Program Website: http://gardens.si.edu

 

Session Name: Summer

Deadline: February 1; Internships will begin approximately three months after the deadline

 

Session Name: Fall

Deadline: June 1; Internships will begin approximately three months after the deadline

 

Session Name: Winter/Spring

Deadline: November 1 Internships will begin approximately three months after the deadline

 

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