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The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
2012 Summer Internships

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin will offer two summer internships for graduate students who intend to pursue a career in the archival field. The internships are full-time for ten weeks between June 1 and August 31, 2012.

The interns will work in the Research and Collections Division, located in Sid Richardson Hall on the University of Texas at Austin campus, on a processing project to be determined by the special interest and qualifications of the candidate and the needs of the Center. In addition to arrangement and description, the intern will make selections for digitization and create a slideshow for inclusion on the Briscoe Center’s website ( Staff will work closely with the intern on the selected project and will ensure that the intern is introduced to other Research and Collections units, Briscoe Center divisions, and overall organizational initiatives so as to broaden the intern’s experience.

Requirements include the following:

  • Applicants must be a current graduate student in an archival, library science, information studies or a related program, and must have completed at least one semester toward their degree. The emphasis of study must be archival enterprise.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected

The Briscoe Center requires a 10-week full-time commitment between June 1 and August 31, 2012. The rate of compensation will be up to up to $5000.00, paid bi-weekly at $12.50 per hour.

By May 1, 2012, send a letter of interest, resume or CV, and two letters of reference to the following email address:

Attention: Kerry McFarland
Human Resources Coordinator
Briscoe Center for American History

For further information regarding internships at the Briscoe Center contact Kerry McFarland at

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation.