Oral History Intern

Saint Paul, MN 55102
United States

Industry
Charitable / Not for Profit
Listing Start Date
3/10/2020
Listing End Date
3/31/2020
Application Closing Date
3/31/2020
Manages Others
No
Security Clearance Required
Yes Background Check required
Pay
From $14.25 To $15.25
Per Hour
Employment Type
Intern - Paid
Work Schedule
Temporary
Travel
No Travel

Description
Current undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates can apply up to one year after graduation.
 

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 degrees: History, or other applicable liberal arts major.

Student Qualifications: Must be a college 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.


How to apply: Send a cover letter, resume, PDF copy of school transcripts, and any required additional materials to internships@mnhs.org. Applications are open March 1-31, 2020.