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UCSF Archives Internship Program

The UCSF Archives Internship Program provides an opportunity for students to gain valuable hands-on experience and a course credit. Interns will apply theories and skills learned in classes. The interns create a set of Learning Outcomes, which are statements that describe what the students will have learned and are able to do by the end of the semester as a result of engaging in the internship. The archives team is responsible for developing a plan to assure a quality training experience for the student. UCSF archivists will serve as mentors to the interns and will supervise their projects.

Interns usually assist with collection processing, cataloging, digitization, public events, and social media initiatives. They gain an on-the-job understanding of archival standards and best practices and learn how to use the ArchivesSpace archives management system, UC Libraries Digital Collections Digital Assets Management System (DAMS), and other technologies utilized in archives. They also gain experience working with a wide variety of archival materials and have a unique opportunity to work independently as well as within a structured, team setting. The internship helps develop the intern’s communication, research, information management, and problem-solving skills.

Please contact Polina Ilieva, Head of Archives and Special Collections to inquire about an internship.