Consuelo Foundation Archives

110 N. Hotel Street, Honolulu, HI 96817

Internship Description

This is a non-traditional, special archives/library. The Consuelo Foundation Archives and Resource Library seeks interns interested in learning about solo archives/librarianship, business archives, nonprofits or records management. Available internship projects include: a) processing analog archival collections including writing finding aids, b) expanding the digital archives, c) digitizing analog historical materials, and 4) processing and cataloging books for the library. Other projects may be available upon discussion with the Supervising Librarian.

Library/Collection Description

The archives and resource library serve the staff, board of directors, consultants and partner organizations of Consuelo Foundation, a nonprofit private organization helping families to prevent child abuse and domestic violence in Hawai‘i and the Philippines. The archives contains corporate records, and audio-visual and ephemeral material documenting the operations and projects of the Foundation, as well as personal items such as scrapbooks, photos and personal effects from its benefactress, Consuelo Zobel Alger. Books and other resource materials in the library focuses on child welfare, family strengthening, social work, ʿāina-based programs in Hawaiʿi, Philippines, nonprofit organizations and governance.

Required Qualifications

Successful completion of the following courses:

  • LIS 601 – Introduction to Reference & Information Services
  • LIS 652 – Introduction to Archival Management

Desired Qualifications

Successful completion of the following courses are desired, but not required:

  • LIS 605 – Metadata Creation for Information Organization
  • LIS 683 – Records Management

Self-driven, organized and detailed oriented, collegial, excellent communication skills, produces high-quality work, meets deadlines and a problem solver. Philippine history and language or Hawaiian history and language proficiency is desired but not required. Able to attend at least one partner organization visit or Consuelo Foundation sponsored event.

Weekly Schedule

The intern’s schedule is negotiable and should be compatible with the Supervising Librarian’s schedule. Consuelo Foundation office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Goals and Outcomes

The prospective intern will gain practical skills in analog and digital archiving, archives and library management, cataloging, and records management. The intern will also experience working in a non-profit foundation. This encompasses operating with limited resources, and interacting with staff in Hawaiʿi and the Philippines, Hawaiʿi partner organizations, consultants and the board of directors.

Evaluation Methods

The intern will have ongoing feedback from the Supervising Librarian during the week with monthly meetings. Mid-semester and end of the semester evaluations will also be required.

Evaluation Schedule

Monthly meetings which will include a mid-semester and end of the semester evaluation.

Contact Information

Nicki Garces
(808) 695-4537
Last Updated: 2019February04