Congregation of the Sacred Hearts U.S. Province Archives

1124 Seventh Avenue, Honolulu, HI, 96816

Internship Description

This internship will provide the intern with an introduction to archival policies and procedures, as outlined in the department’s preservation management plan, disaster preparedness plan, pest management program, environmental monitoring program, and collections security and access procedures. The intern will engage in hands-on processing activities that will include: Cleaning, sorting and arranging of incoming acquisitions; ordering of archival supplies and rehousing of materials; compilation of finding aids; collections research; and transcription and translation of selected Hawaiian language materials.

Library/Collection Description

The Congregation of the Sacred Hearts U.S. Province Archives contains the collective memory of a religious community that has been in the Hawaiian Islands since 1827. Its archival collections chronicle the history, decisions, activities, and personnel of the province, which not only includes Hawaii, but also the U.S. mainland and various missions overseas. Archival holdings include correspondence, journals, reports, scrapbooks, photographic materials, rare books, and ephemera.

Required Qualifications

  • Completion of LIS 601 Introduction to Reference & Information Services

Desired Qualifications

  • Interest in archival management
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and capable of following directions and working independently

Weekly Schedule

The schedule will be flexible.

Goals and Outcomes

The intern will gain an overall understanding of archival management, and will become familiar with policies and procedures, which govern collections acquisition, preservation, and access. The intern will gain practical experience in how to handle and process special collections.

Evaluation Methods

The intern will receive ongoing feedback from the provincial archivist during the course of the internship. Monthly progress meetings will be conducted to discuss concerns, challenges, and achievements.

Evaluation Schedule

The provincial archivist will complete the LIS 690 Evaluation of Student Intern form, while the intern will complete the Evaluation of Supervising Librarian form, at the conclusion of the internship.

Contact Information

Stuart W. H. Ching, Provincial Archivist
(808) 282-8308
Last Updated: 2015April20