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Created: February 8, 2016


The Computer History Museum, located in Mountain View, California, seeks an individual for an internship. The prospective intern will work at the Cisco Archive, a joint project between the Computer History Museum and Cisco Systems to establish an Archive documenting the impact and history of the industry leader in early networking.

The Museum is a unique and exciting institution. It is home to one of the largest and most rare collection of information technology related documents and the largest collection of computer related artifacts in the world. The Museum's vision is to explore the computing revolution and its impact on human experience. Backed by leaders and innovators of the computer industry, CHM is actively working on exhibits, collections, public programs, and special events.

The intern has primary responsibility for processing a portion of the Cisco Archive collection including folder-level processing of Cisco Systems records, item level cataloging and digitization of images and marketing materials. The Archives Intern reports to the Cisco Archivist.


Required Qualifications, Attributes and Skills:
  • Graduate student working towards a degree with coursework or experience in library, information studies, or museum studies. Preferably with archives coursework and/or experience.
  • Detail-oriented and ability to be flexible.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Proficiency with Windows and database software.
  • 12 hours a week for 3 months. The majority of the work will be performed on-site at Cisco System's Milpitas / San Jose campus with the opportunity for some telecommuting. Hours are flexible within 9 am to 6 pm work day.
  • Sense of humor.
Preferred Qualifications, Attributes and Skills:
  • Knowledge of cataloging principles and standards.
  • Ability to use a scanner and scanner software.


Published: Monday, February 8, 2016 16:29 UTC

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