Lesbian Herstory Archives Internships

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From the FLP mailbox:

The Lesbian Herstory Archives (located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC) is looking for graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in library and/or archives with a
demonstrated interest in Lesbian Studies, History and Activism.

We have a number of exciting projects going on throughout the year including the digitization of our newsprint collection, ongoing digitization of our audio collection, processing the video oral histories of the Daughter’s of Bilitis and The L.O.V.E. Collective, programing and planning for Black History and Women’s History months as well as providing reference services and research assistance to researchers and visitors.

– The opportunity for practical application of archives and library
– Course credit and letters of recommendation upon request.
– The opportunity for professional workshops and classes
–  Supervision and training by professional librarians and experienced
archives staff


– Available for a minimum of 10 hours per week.
– Experience working in a Library/Archive or completion of core M.L.S.
– Familiarity with cataloging and archival processing
– Skilled in the use of MS Office and/or Google Docs and regular office


*Periodicals – 2 Spaces*

Intern will process incoming newspapers, newsletters, journals and
magazines, update cataloging records and prepare collections for
digitization where necessary.

*Special Collections & Reference – 2 Spaces*

Interns will process collections and create electronic finding aids, staff
the reference desk and provide researcher assistance.

*Photographic Digital Imaging – 2 Spaces*

Interns will assist with the processing, digitization and cataloging of
photographs and graphics.

Special Preference: Proficiency with *Content DM* and/or *Photoshop*

*Video Working Group – 2 Spaces*

Interns will process and catalog film /videos including relabeling and
shifting collections.

*Audio Digitization – 2 Spaces*

Interns will assist with the cataloging, digitization, indexing and
re-housing of audio tapes.

*OPAC Working Group – 2 Spaces*

Interns will perform database cleanup in a variety of collections and
contribute to the design, testing and launch of the LHA’s new OPAC.

*Programming Non-Profit Management and Development – 2 Spaces*

Interns will have the opportunity to research and write grants, create
fundraising campaigns, write press releases, plan events and get first-hand
experience  in non=profit management in an LGBT organization.


*Applications accepted on a rolling basis.  Please read the instructions
below very carefully.*

Candidates must submit a *Cover Letter* (indicating skills, experience,
relevant interests/activities and availability) and *Resume* to
lha_interns@earthlink.net Please include the word “Internship” and the area
in which you wish to work in the subject line.   All documents *must* be
attached as a* PDF.*

*NOTE:* LHA cannot provide housing for interns. LHA will provide
confirmation of internship acceptance for candidates who may need this
documentation to accompany a grant or fellowship application.
*LHEF, Inc, 484 14th Street, Brooklyn, 11215. Please, no phone calls*.

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