The Ohio History Connection seeks an Archival Intern.

Over the course of an academic semester intern will assist team to catalog the Warren G. Harding Presidential Papers and process other archival collections as assigned. This position requires work on site at the Ohio History Connection headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Schedule is flexible, but hours working on site must be Monday – Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM for 8-16 hours per week.

Job Duties:

  • Re-housing and labeling materials in archival boxes and folders.
  • Creating spreadsheets of box and folder data to load into the Archives Space collections management system.
  • Write at least one blog post for the Ohio History Connection History blog.
  • Attaching appropriate authority controlled headings to folder level records in the Archives Space collections management system.


Education and/or Degree Required: Current graduate student in a Library Science or Public History program preferred.

Experience Required: Coursework in archival cataloging, description and access or metadata preferred.


  • Interest in working with historical collections.
  • Computer skills, including experience using spreadsheets and database programs.
  • Experience re-housing and labeling archival materials or strong interest in learning.
  • Prior instruction or experience formulating and applying Library of Congress Subject Headings to archival or library materials or strong interest in learning.
  • Self-directed and flexible.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Able to focus while performing repetitive tasks.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others, provide feedback, and utilize feedback from managers and co-workers.
  • Comfort asking questions to clarify instructions when needed.
  • Curiosity to learn new skills and welcome new opportunities.
  • Start time: Preferred start time September 2022 for up to 12 weeks.

Brief Compensation: $15 per hour; current students are also welcome to use this internship for academic credit if it meets the requirements of their program of study.

Brief Benefits list:

  • Can potentially fulfill graduate internship requirements.
  • Hands on experience handling archival material.
  • Real world experience using the ArchivesSpace collections space management system.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Library of Congress Subject Headings and DACS archival description standard.
  • Understanding of arrangement, description and preservation decisions for archival collections.
  • Learn the operations of the Ohio History Connection Archives & Library through interaction with staff and participation in meetings

Salary range: $15.00

Job classification: Hourly, internship, part-time

To apply: Please visit our career board at to apply. For questions or application accommodations, please call 614-297-2500 or email [email protected]. Deadline to apply is August 21, 2022. For more information, visit

Posted: July 29, 2022
Deadline: August 21, 2022

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