Bismarck, ND: Paid Photo Archives Intern, State Historical Society of North Dakota

Job Opening Title:
Photo Archives Intern

Name of Employer:
State Historical Society of North Dakota

Job Site Location (City, State) :
Bismarck, ND

Application Deadline:
March 1, 2023

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As part of the State Historical Society of North Dakota, the North Dakota State Archives promotes and encourages research of North Dakota through access to a broad collection of primary and secondary sources with patron-centered services and outreach. To learn more about the North Dakota State Archives, visit .

The Photo Archives Intern will gain hands-on experience with photograph preservation and archival practices, such as processing, identifying, digitizing, rehousing, and describing historic photographs. This experience would be beneficial to those considering a career in an archive or similar institution. To learn more about our internship program, visit: and

Summary of Work
Under the supervision of the Photo Archivist, the Photo Archives Intern will assist in the processing of the Reverend Harold W. Case Photograph Collection. The processing activities, including description, preservation, and organization, are necessary to ensure accessibility, intellectual control, and long-term preservation of the collection’s extremely varied photographic materials depicting the Fort Berthold Reservation, missions serving the area, and its residents.

Many of the duties and tasks related to processing photograph collections of the State Archives are repetitive and extremely meticulous due to the fragility of the historic photographs and other related historic materials.

On-site training will be provided.

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