Kawaiahaʻo Church Archives ▶️

957 Punchbowl St., Honolulu, HI 96813

Internship Description

The intern will be under direct supervision of the grant coordinator (senior archivist) and MLIS graduated employee who will assign tasks based on the needs of the project of digitization of Kawaiahaʻo Church archives.

The tasks include archival description, digitization/scanning of the records, metadata for the digital archives, work with the digital archives system (Omeka S), and work with front-end accessibility features of the digital archives.

This internship is only for the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters.

Library/Collection Description

The Kawaiahaʻo Church was established in 1820 and has a rich history and reputation to be one of the most important places of worship, that is the church for the Hawaiian kingdom and royalty. The archival fonds are pertinent to the activities of the church and include sacramental records, financial records, governing boarding records, misc. etc. Much of the documents before 1940s are in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi. The archives has received an IMLS grant for the digitization of the archival holdings.

Required Qualifications

Students should have taken or are enrolled in one or more of the following courses

  • LIS 641 Digital Librarianship
  • LIS 657 Records Management
  • LIS 659 Archival Access, Representation and Use

Desired Qualifications

We welcome any students who can read/write in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi to help us with the description and adequate representation of the Hawaiian cultural heritage.

Weekly Schedule

Five days a week for 2h; We are flexible to accommodate the needs of the interns’ schedule.

Goals and Outcomes

Upon finishing this internship, the interns will be able to make informed decisions in the cultural heritage digitization projects, following the best-practice trends and standards in the profession, and to independently carry on multiple tasks related to archival material digitization projects.

Evaluation Methods

As proposed by the LIS Program, we can conduct evaluation at the mid and end term basis; we will complete the forms during a face-to-face session with the student intern and provide timely feedback if necessary during the course of their internship.

Also, we will invite intern(s) to evaluate our supervision at the mid and end term basis, to establish the best possible work relation so they can learn things that are of their interest.

Evaluation Schedule

Mid-term written evaluation with feedback and end-term oral evaluation discussion when the forms will be filed in.

Contact Information

Stanislava Gardasevic
(808) 469-3000
Last Updated: 2023February22