The ACLU National Archives maintains records from the founding of the organization in 1920 and does its part to support the ACLU’s mission: to defend the U.S. Constitution, in particular the Bill of Rights. The primary goal of the Archives is to ensure access to our paper and electronic records through the application of sound records management and archival principles. In collaboration with the administrative, financial, legal, technical, and business staff of the organization, we seek to store, manage, and retrieve records throughout their life cycle, from creation to either disposal or retention. In addition to the nearly 1,600 boxes of records we keep onsite, we have an extensive collection of ephemera, publications, photographs, and audio visual materials.
We are looking for interns to assist on a variety of projects, including, but not limited to:
Processing archival collections
Updating existing finding aids for ongoing collections
Digitizing both paper and audio collections
Developing research and reference skills
Additional projects will be assigned to interns based upon their interests and experience. Students with an interest in archives and records management centers in non-traditional library settings are encouraged to apply.
We are asking for a commitment of at least 1 day a week, during the regular 9:30-5:00 workday, Monday – Friday, for a total minimum commitment of 100 hours. (We will consider two four-hour shifts per week on two separate days for eligible candidates.)
Candidates must be enrolled in a MLS/MLIS program. This is a volunteer internship.
Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume or direct any questions to:
Allison DeMatteo, Assistant Archivist
The ACLU Offices are located at:
125 Broad St.
New York, NY 10004