SLIS Students Embark on Diverse and Exciting Summer Internships

9/11 Memorial Museum, New York, New York: Rebekah Walker
Rebekah will be actively engaged this summer as an exhibition intern at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Her primary focus will be on moderation and content development for a series of exhibition media pieces involving user-generated content, undertaking research for upcoming special exhibitions, and providing project management support. Specific activities will include performing research and drafting text for a registry documenting experiences of 9/11 witnesses and survivors as well as rescue and recovery workers; conducting historical research related to 9/11; assisting with moderation of exhibition pieces; and contributing to ongoing digital asset management projects. Learn more about the 9/11 Memorial Museum here.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, Hyde Park, New York: Erica Knapp
This summer the Roosevelt Library plans to further develop its online research collections by capturing and publishing up to 5,000 additional documents, and up to 1,000 additional photographs to the FRANKLIN online public access system and the National Archives Catalog. Erica will play a central role in capturing, managing, and describing those digital assets and will gain a valuable opportunity to work in an innovative digitization setting, developing critical digital asset management skills necessary to enter most early career professional archival positions. Additionally, FDRL Archives staff will offer Erica further mentorship in all aspects of archival work, including processing, description, and preservation. More information about the FDR Presidential Library can be found here.

National Park Service, Tribal Relations and American Cultures Department, Washington, D.C.: Kara Wentworth
The National Preservation Education Council sponsors this Archives Assistant at the National Parks Service, Tribal Relations and American Cultures Department, providing the opportunity to gain practical experience in a cultural resource management program. Working under the direction of experienced historic preservation professionals, Kara will undertake research and administrative projects while learning about and contributing to the national historic preservation programs and the federal government’s preservation and management of historic properties. Kara will be working with anthropologists and administrators on a variety of projects which will include processing paper and digital records; creating finding aids and filing plans; and preparing materials for transport to the National Archives and other agencies. Learn more about the Cultural Anthropology Program here.