Gardiner, MT: Short-term Student Intern (Jan 12-16, 2015), Yellowstone National Park

Job Opening Title: Student Intern
Institution/Organization Name: Yellowstone National Park
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Gardiner, Montana
Application Deadline: December 15, 2014

Yellowstone National Park is seeking five graduate students (or recent graduates) to volunteer in the park’s archives for five days this winter, January 12-16, 2015.  Students will be a part of an innovative project to arrange and describe a large portion of our historic collections.  While training will be provided, applicants are required to have at least 3 credit hours of archival arrangement and description in order to qualify.  Student volunteers will receive a stipend of $600 to cover the costs of travel, housing, and miscellaneous expenses.

Anyone interested in this unique opportunity should submit a letter of interest and resume to Shawn Bawden, Project Archivist, at shawn_bawden(at)nps.gov.  Letters of interest should include an explanation of what students expect to gain from participation along with a description of any past experience working on progressive archival projects.  For more information, call Shawn at 307-344-2220.  Deadline for applying is December 15, 2014.

Yellowstone National Park Archives is located in the Heritage and Research Center in Gardiner, Montana.  This state-of-the-art facility is an affiliate of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the only NARA affiliate in a national park and only one of nine such repositories in the country.  This project is funded by a Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources with additional support from the Yellowstone Park Foundation.  For more information about this project, please see our blog, In the Shadow of the Arch http://www.nps.gov/yell/blogs/museumblog.htm.

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