The William J. Clinton Presidential Library is the eleventh
Presidential Library administered by the Office of Presidential
Libraries within the National Archives and Records Administration
(NARA). The Clinton Library, which includes an archival research
facility and a museum, is responsible for preserving and processing in
perpetuity the official Presidential records, audiovisual materials,
and gifts of the Clinton Administration. The Clinton Library invites
undergraduate and graduate level students to submit applications for
our unpaid internship program.
While the program is available to students regardless of major, these
collections inventory internships offer exceptional opportunities to
students in public history, museum studies and related disciplines who
wish to gain firsthand experience in museum related work.
Collections Inventory interns assist Registrar and Museum Technicians
with 100% inventory of 90,000 + object collection. Examples of tasks
include data entry in collections management program, packing and
unpacking items, rehousing certain categories of objects, evaluating
condition of objects, interpreting legacy documents, summarizing
descriptions, measuring objects.
Interns will receive training in object handling, inventory procedures
and collections management software. They will be able to reference
experience working with a wide variety of objects and be able to claim
credit for a definite body of work.
Candidates will possess basic computer skills, touch keyboarding
skill, an interest in collections/registration work, and the ability
to lift 40 pounds. Experience with collections data base software,
Microsoft word, Microsoft Access and object handling a plus. Museum
studies or relate field graduates and students preferred.
If the educational institution authorizes course credit, NARA has a
specific agreement for the parties to allow that. These internships
last a minimum of 12 weeks and may be from a minimum of 16 hours a
week to a maximum of 32 hours a week, Monday through Thursday.
The following five items should be submitted to the Library:
1. A resume;
2. A copy of the most recent student transcript(s);
3. A letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor, or academic
4. A cover letter identifying the specific internship project
(Collections Inventory) and dates of availability
5. Up to two additional references
Christine Mouw; W.J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum
1200 President Clinton Avenue; Little Rock, AR 72201