The Bancroft Library University of California Berkeley
SPRING ARCHIVAL INTERNSHIP 2016
Come use your digital curation and metadata skills to help the Bancroft process born-digital archival collections!
Who is Eligible to Apply
Graduate students currently attending an ALA accredited library and information science program who have taken coursework in archival administration and/or digital libraries.
Please note: our apologies, but this internship does not meet SJSU iSchool credit requirements at this time.
Born-Digital Processing Internship Duties
The Born-Digital Processing Intern will be involved with all aspects of digital collections work, including inventory control of digital accessions, collection appraisal, processing, description, preservation, and provisioning for access. Under the supervision of the Digital Archivist, the intern will analyze the status of a born-digital manuscript or photograph collection and propose and carry out a processing plan to arrange and provide access to the collection. The intern will gain experience in appraisal, arrangement, and description of born-digital materials. She/he will use digital forensics software and hardware to work with disk images and execute processes to identify duplicate files and sensitive/confidential material. The intern will create an access copy of the collection and, if necessary, normalize access files to a standard format. The intern will generate an EAD-encoded finding aid in The Bancroft Library’s instance of ArchivesSpace for presentation on the Online Archive of California (OAC). All work will occur in the Bancroft Technical Services Department, and interns will attend relevant staff meetings.
15 weeks (minimum 135 hours), January 28 – May 16, 2016 (dates are somewhat flexible). 1-2 days per week.
NOTE: The internship is not funded, however, it is possible to arrange for course credit for the internship. Interns will be responsible for living expenses related to the internship (housing, transportation, food, etc.).
The competitive selection process is based on an evaluation of the following application materials:
Cover letter & Resume
Current graduate school transcript (unofficial)
Photocopy of driver’s license (proof of residency if out-of-state school)
Letter of recommendation from a graduate school faculty member
Sample of the applicant’s academic writing or a completed finding aid
All application materials must be received by Friday, December 18, 2015, and either mailed to:
Head of Digital Collections
The Bancroft Library
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720.
or emailed to melings [at], with “Born Digital Processing Internship” in the subject line.
Selected candidates will be notified of decisions by January 8, 2016.