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Recruitment #20-005302-0001




State Archives
350 Rowe Boulevard
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 management, and museum studies. Each student receives a staff mentor and works directly alongside professional archival staff members contributing 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; maintain the electronic archives; catalog and handle documents, art and artifacts; and provide contextual interpretation through research of our collections for the citizens of Maryland. These Maryland students receive a substantial educational benefit, and in return, the State receives 10 weeks of enthusiastic assistance with the core duties of the Archives.


Interns are expected to work 35 hours per week, starting on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - August 4, 2020. 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 completing required program and 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


-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 ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) 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.


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: 

Department of Budget and Management 

Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston St.,

Suite 608

Baltimore, MD 21201. 

Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted after the closing date for the recruitment will be accepted.

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

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact (410)767-3386.

TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.