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Archives Intern, Shady Hill School, (Cambridge, MA)

Shady Hill School seeks an Archives Intern to continue the work of organizing our collection of documents, records and photographs, which span the School’s 108-year history.

A year ago, Shady Hill brought in an archives consultant who surveyed our collection, de-accessioned extraneous items, drafted an archives policy, and produced a report of detailed next steps for storing the collection in a safer, more organized fashion.
We then had a Simmons intern all spring, who began implementing the prescribed next steps, one-half day per week for one semester. We seek a new intern for the fall, to continue this terrific progress. The intern may select their own work hours, within the regular M-F work day. Lunch will be provided, courtesy of Shady Hill, in recognition of the fact that the position is unpaid. 

The project is under the guidance of Shady Hill’s Director of Development and Alumni Relations, who will be available for periodic check-in meetings, but does not have any archiving background. For more information about our school, visit

Read all reports and policies drafted by the consultant Shady Hill retained last spring. Execute the next steps as outlined in the report, related to materials storage and labeling.Refer to notes created by our last intern (still a Simmons master’s student) to ascertain where she left off and what should be done next.Keep ongoing notes as you go.

Enrollment in a Masters-level program in library science, archival studies or related program 
Ability to work independently
Creative problem-solving skills, curiosity and motivation

How to Apply

Email your cover letter, resume, and one reference, to Betsy Ginsberg, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Shady Hill School, at [email protected] 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   Sept 7, 2023 (but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so it’s possible internship may be filled over the summer)