Paid Digitization Project Internship

Created: February 25, 2016


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Internship position will be 40 hours/week for 8 – 12 weeks during the summer of 2016.

SALARY: $10.10/hr.  If needed, a housing allowance may also be available.

SUPERVISION:  The intern will report to the GLIFWC Records Management Specialist and the Public Information Office

ORGANIZATION:  The Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC), formed in 1984, represents eleven Ojibwe tribes in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan who reserved hunting, fishing and gathering rights in the 1837, 1842, and 1854 Treaties with the United States government. GLIFWC provides natural resource management expertise, conservation enforcement, legal and policy analysis, and public information services in support of the exercise of treaty rights during well-regulated, off-reservation seasons throughout the treaty ceded territories.

GLIFWC’s Public Information Office has amassed an incredibly significant collection of photographs since the organization’s founding. Many of these images need to be digitized to increase access to the images themselves and their associated metadata, as well as to provide for long term preservation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Digitization Project Intern’s main goal will be to digitize a portion of GLIFWC’s Public Information Office photographic collection. This will entail establishing a workflow for scanning slides, negatives, and prints according to archival standards, creating basic metadata, and performing quality control on digital images. There will also be an associated project of the intern’s choosing related to these efforts, such as curate and develop an online exhibit using Omeka, research into the contextual information of the materials and write an article, or develop an oral history project associated with the photographs in the collection.

•       Current students or recent graduates from library and information science, archival studies, museum studies, historical administration, photography, or history programs preferred
•       Ability to quickly and efficiently enter data into spreadsheets or other databases
•       Digitization experience preferred
•       Ideal candidates are self-directed, detail-oriented, and comfortable with technology
•       Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
•       Have a strong interest in working with Native American tribes

American Indian preference will be applied consistent with GLIFWC policies and Federal Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act (PL 93-638)

TO APPLY:  Send resume and cover letter by March 1st, 2016 to:

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