Internships

If you are a student looking for an opportunity to made a significant impact on the preservation of local history, applications for the Fall, Spring, and Summer Archives internships are available.  We would love to have you!

1818 Marriage License

Job Description

 

Position: Archives Intern, unpaid
Organization: Vanderburgh County Clerk’s Office
Department: Administration; Records and Archives Section
Majors Desired: Flexible; History, Archeology, Political Science, English
Sessions: Spring, Summer, Fall
Time Requirements: Flexible

The Vanderburgh County Clerk’s Archive seeks innovative thinkers to help us preserve local and judicial history dating from 1818 forward.  While primary responsibilities will include cataloging previously inaccessible collections, we seek students who are interested in thinking outside of the box on how these records can be used to educate the public on community history.

Subjects of particular interest include how national events such as the Civil War, World War I, Prohibition, and the Great Depression are reflected in our judicial records.

Students will gain experience in the fields of archives, local history, information management, the judicial system, and local government operations.  Additionally, students will learn about government accountability and compliance with public open access laws.

Responsibilities:

  • Cataloging, index, and data collection processes
  • Assisting in archival description and identification of at-risk records
  • Assisting with Inventory-related tasks
  • Learning proper record handling techniques
  • Learning the various types of Courts and the judicial records they generate
  • Assist in developing public outreach and awareness programs

Qualifications:

  • Self-Motivated
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Team Player

Application Procedure:

Application Form  Clerk’s Office Internship application (2) , References, and Resume to Amber Gowen, Archivist:    agowen@vanderburghcounty.in.gov