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Recruitment #16-005302-0023


The Maryland State Archives in Annapolis is dedicated to preserving Maryland’s records and history.  

The Archives’ Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for students interested in archival and library science, history, museum studies, and document conservation to gain valuable experience in the field.    




350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis MD

Main Purpose of Job

Student Interns will engage in a variety of activities related to the management, preservation, use and circulation of archival collections. Individual intern assignments will vary, but duties may include:

Assisting in the operations of the public search room;

Processing and cataloging records and collection items;

Handling, identifying, and inventorying records and collection items;

Digitizing records;

Conducting in-depth research on various topics in Maryland history;

Conserving and rehousing documents, library books and other collection items.


Interns are expected to work 35 hours per week, starting on May 31 through August 8.

Job duties vary by project, but will include:

Cleaning and mending of documents and books

Identifying, inventorying and properly housing records and collection items

Digitizing records

Retrieving records for patrons

Responding to written reference inquires

Conducting biographical and thematic research on topics in Maryland history

Assist with the Archives’ social media outreach

Complete required program reports and evaluations.


In order to be considered for an internship, you must: Be a current student or recent graduate (within the last year) of undergraduate studies or graduate studies


Be a current resident of the state of Maryland or an enrolled student in a Maryland school.


The ideal candidate will be:

Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy 

Team oriented with good communication and customer service skills 

Able to work independently 

Willing to seek help when needed

Computer literate

Experienced working with archival collections

Able to carefully lift a 40lb box  


Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If the online application process is not available, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:  

Department of Budget and Management

Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston Street,

Room 608

Baltimore, MD 21201

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please call 410-767-4850.

We will not consider information submitted after this date.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay  

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.