Internships – Gilder Lehrman Collection

gilder collectionAbout the Gilder Lehrman Collection:

The collection is comprised of documents that cover the breadth of American History. While two of the main focuses of the institution are the Civil War era, and the American Revolution, the collection as a whole focuses on the evolution of freedom throughout American history. The collection supports the Institution, which is a non-profit institution whose goal is K-12 education using primary source material. As a result the collection gets used as a teaching aid for teachers as well as a traditional archive.

Internship Opportunities:

Cataloging Intern:

The Gilder Lehrman Collection seeks a Cataloging Intern to work with our collections by creating item level records and coordinating with publications, education and exhibitions departments. Primary responsibilities include organizing collections, creating database records using the PastPerfect database system, metadata tagging, making condition assessments, and selecting items for photography and transcription.

Collection Management Intern:

The Gilder Lehrman Collection seeks a Collection Management Intern to assist with rehousing and creating location guides for objects, photographs and manuscripts. Responsibilities include verifying shelf locations, assessing housing and conservation needs and recommending materials for photography. May also assist with reference requests and other internal projects.

Digital Imaging Intern:

The Gilder Lehrman Collection seeks a Digital Imaging Intern to assist in monitoring a growing amount of digital images. These images will be attached to a PastPerfect system, as well as in an internal server.

Applicants must be enrolled in an Archives, Library, or Museum Studies program. Please submit a resume, letter of intent/introduction, a reference letter from at least one instructor, and a list of classes already taken.

Please send information or questions to:

Alinda Borell, MLIS.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History