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Recruitment #19-005302-0001




State Archives

350 Rowe Blvd.

Annapolis, MD 21401

Main Purpose of Job

This position is an educational learning opportunity for Maryland students within a program that has been provided by the Archives for over forty years. The position is a ten-week internship for high school, college and graduate school age youth to get hands-on experience and on-the-job training in the fields of archives, records management, conservation, preservation, public service, library studies, history, information mangement, museum studies, and computer science. Each student receives a staff mentor and works directly alongside professional archivial and IT staff member scontributing to the core pillars of the Archives' mission. Students provide customer service by answering reference inquiries in person in the Archives' public search room and via mail and email; learn document preservation techniques in our conservation lab; program software applications; digitize documents; maintain the electronic archives; catalog and handle documents, art and artifacts; and provide contextual interpreation through research of our collections for the citizens of Maryland. These Maryland students receive a substantial educational benefit, and in return, the State recieves 10 weeks of enthusiastic assistance with the core dutues of the Archives.


Interns are expected to work 35 hours per week, starting on Wednesday, May 29 - Tuesday, August 6. Job duties will 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 reference inquiries, data entry, conducting biographical and thematic research on topics in Maryland history, assist with the Archives' social media outreach and complete required program reports and evaluations.


In order to be considered for an internship, must meet one of the following education requirements:


-Be a current high school student and able to get a State Work Permit,

-A current college student, undergraduate or graduate level.

-Recent college graduate within the last year.


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


Desired or Preferred Qualifications:

-Good computer skills and experience working with databases and with the Microsoft Suite of Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Mail and social media.

-Experience working with archival collections.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible list for at least one year).


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.

It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.


The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application, supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management

Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston St.,

Suite 608

Baltimore, MD  21201  

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. 

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. 

For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410-767-4850  

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the on-line or paper application.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-3623.

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

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

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