Mt Vernon, WI: Paid Intern, The Drikung Kagyu Dharma Circle

Archives intern with the Drikung Kagyu Dharma Circle

The Drikung Kagyu Dharma Circle (DKDC) is seeking a student with audiovisual archives experience to take the first steps in processing a collection of recordings that document the teachings of recently retired Khenchen Rinpoche.

There is a variety of formats in this collection, including cassette tapes, CDs, and DVDs. Some materials have already been digitized.

Duties will include:

  • Surveying the materials;
  • Preparing a condition report;
  • Making recommendations for preservation; and
  • [possibly] drafting processing plan.

This is a paid position at $15/hour

This position requires the ability to work independently to assess an unfamiliar archive. Jesse Henderson at UWDCC will be available for technical advice, and Debra Shapiro at the UW-Madison iSchool for logistics; however the intern will work primarily on their own.

Access to a vehicle is required. The materials are located in Mount Vernon WI (about 20 miles from Madison). DKDC will provide a gas card to cover some of the costs of commuting.

It is expected that the project will begin in January 2022

To apply, please contact Debra Shapiro,

For more information about DKDC and Khenchen Rinpochese, please see:

Drikung Kagyu Dharma Circle of Madison,

Khenchen Rinpoche, bio

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