Internships are a crucial part of professional training in Archives. Student interns gain practical skills in the field under the supervision of experienced practitioners, apply scholarship to work situations, evaluate potential career paths, and develop networks in their chosen field.
The internship in archives requires at least 120 hours working under the direction of a professional archivist at an archival institution.
- Baker Library, Harvard Business School
- Boston Public Library
- Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library
- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
- John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
- Massachusetts General Hospital Archives
- Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) Archives
- National Archives at Boston (Waltham, Mass.)
- Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College
Myles Crowley interned with Baker Library Historical Collections at Harvard Business School. He was responsible for arranging and describing the papers of George Cabot Lodge, an emeritus professor of business administration.
Jane Silva took on a digital archives project as an intern at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Silva reprocessed and scanned the papers of John Saltonstall, the chairman of the Committee of Arts, Letters, and Sciences during John F. Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign.