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Legal Defense Fund Summer 2024 Internship (paid), Legal Defense Fund, New York, NY


LDF is seeking a current or recent graduate student in Library and Information Studies for a Summer 2024 Archives Internship. Working closely with LDF archivists, the Archives Intern will primarily assist with surveying, arranging, and describing physical and digital records related to the ongoing fight for racial justice. The intern may also assist with tasks such as research for the LDF Oral History Project, curating content for the Archives website, ingesting files into Preservica, assisting with developing or updating archives policies and procedures, general research and writing about LDF’s history, and other projects. This internship will be a great fit for a collaborative and detail-oriented student interested in legal history and archival program development at a dynamic nonprofit organization.

This is a paid internship, at a rate of $20/hr, for a minimum of 120 hours over one semester. The Archives Intern will primarily work onsite in LDF’s New York office, with potential for a hybrid schedule alternating between onsite and remote work. The intern’s onsite work must be scheduled for Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays.

Intern Qualifications:

  • Current or recent Master of Science in Library and Information Studies student with a specialization in archives;
  • Understanding of basic principles of archival appraisal, arrangement, and description;
  • Strong project management skills; and
  • Commitment to the racial justice mission of LDF.

To Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Internship Application” in the subject line. Please include the following in the cover letter: relevant coursework, work experience, and why you want to work in the LDF Archives.

Application deadline is March 15, 2024

Link to full posting here.