Archives Internship

 NOTE: The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History (AARL) will not be accepting internship applications until further notice.

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Internship Program Objective and Strategies: The program objective is to provide interns an introductory knowledge of the function and fundamentals of archives through observation and hands-on experience. The internship program meets this objective through a number of strategies. Interns will 1) study the role and function of archives within the setting of a research library in a public library system; 2) develop research skills related to identifying irreplaceable and unique archival material; 3) learn about donor relations activities directly related to collection development; 4) observe and engage in activities related to basic collection processing and preservation according to best practices and standards; and 5) observe and engage in activities related to creating finding aids and other inventories using nationally accepted descriptive standards.



Qualifications: Interns must be enrolled in an accredited college and/or university, have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, be reliable, have good communication skills, and be able to lift materials weighing up to 20 pounds.


Internship Hours: Schedules may vary depending on academic internship program guidelines.  Schedules are negotiated between the Division's coordinator and Intern, and must adhere to AARL’s hours of operation.


Library Hours of Operation


Monday  12:00 p.m. to  6:00 p.m.
Tuesday  10:00 a.m. to  6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday  10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday  2:00 p.m. to  6:00 p.m





Location: 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta GA 30303-2503



Accessibility: AARL is accessible by MARTA and individual modes of transportation. Please see the AARL website for train and bus information. Select “Contact” then scroll down for MARTA information and directions. Free parking is available in designated spaces behind the building.


Note: AARL internships are unpaid.


Application Instructions:


If interested in the AARL Archives Division Internship Program, please electronically submit the following documents to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


• Internship Application 
(Click submit to send then email Gloria Strong to notify her of your submission).

• Curriculum Vitae/Resume

• Course Syllabus


 Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed.


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