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Created: December 16, 2013


The Lesbian Herstory Archives is looking for library and/or archives student interns with a demonstrated interest in Lesbian Studies or activism and a general knowledge of LGBT History. This program is unpaid.

Interns will have the opportunity for practical application of archives and library skills in a casual, friendly, dedicated environment
Course credit and letters of recommendation will be provided upon request.
Interns will be supervised by professional librarians and other archives staff

  • Available for a minimum of 2 full days per week.
  • Completion of core graduate-level Library or Archives courses
  • Familiarity with cataloging and archival processing
  • Skilled in the use of MS Office, Google Docs, CMS and regular office equipment


Periodicals & Books Processing and Cataloging

Intern will process incoming newspapers, newsletters, journals and magazines, update cataloging records and prepare collections for digitization where necessary.

Reference & Administration

Interns will process collections and create electronic finding aids, staff the reference desk and provide researcher assistance.

Video & Audio Cataloging/Preservation

Interns will process and catalog videos (including relabeling and rehousing collections) and with the ongoing digitization of spoken word audio tapes.

OPAC Development Working Group

Interns will perform database cleanup in a variety of collections and contribute to the design, testing and launch of the LHA’s new OPAC.


Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Candidates must submit a Cover Letter (indicating skills, experience, relevant interests/activities and availability) and Resume to lha_interns(at)

Please include the word “Internship” and the area in which you wish to work in the subject line. All documents must be attached as a one complete PDF or they will not be accepted.

NOTE: LHA cannot provide housing for interns. LHA will provide confirmation of internship acceptance for candidates who may need this documentation to accompany a grant or fellowship application.

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