Oral History Intern

Department: 
Library & Collections
Supervisor: 
Oral History Supervisor
Hours: 
15-20 hours per week, flexible daytime hours Monday through Friday
Location: 
Minnesota History Center
Semester(s): 
Spring 2018 (January-May)
Status: 
Unpaid; A limited number of diversity stipends are available for eligible candidates.
Project summary: 

The intern will work with the Oral History department’s collections. The primary responsibility of the intern will be to transcribe, review, and edit interviews and catalog Oral History Projects.

Ideal degree(s): 
American Studies, Anthropology, History, Museum Studies, Public History
Student qualifications: 

Must be a college sophomore, junior, or senior and possess the following:

  • Interest in state and local history
  • Interest in transcribing from audio
  • Editing experience
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Experience transcribing is a plus
Student responsibilities: 
  • Transcribe audio interviews into written transcriptions
  • Catalog interviews, and get them ready for access online. 
  • Attend staff meetings as needed.
Knowledge intern is expected to gain: 
  • Training in Oral History standard practices
  • Experience transcribing and editing
  • Experience in the Collections department
  • Experience in a professional museum environment
  • Projects worked on will eventually be online and will make a great addition to the intern's portfolio
  • Can present work done at staff meetings