University Archives & Manuscripts, Hamilton Library ▶️

2550 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822

Internship Description

Depending on the needs of the intern and the department, general interns will have the opportunity to perform duties that may include, but are not limited to: processing materials and creating finding aids using ArchivesSpace; creating outreach materials such as blog posts, LibGuides, and exhibits; providing reference services; or other specialized projects relating to management of archival collections.

Library/Collection Description

The University Archives & Manuscript Department manages archival collections including the University Archives and various manuscript collections such as the Congressional Papers Collection, Hawai’i War Records Depository, Japanese American Veterans Collection and more. The collections document the people, history, culture, and politics of Hawai’i. These collections support scholarly research, teaching and public awareness, as well as promote an understanding of Hawai’i’s rich multicultural heritage.

Required Qualifications

LIS 651 Archival Arrangement & Description (which itself has a prerequisite of LIS 654 Archival Ethics & Professions) and LIS 658 Archival & Special Collections Management.

Desired Qualifications

Good organizational and computer skills. Experience or knowledge of preservation issues of historical material. Willingness to pursue research to develop knowledge about the collection(s).

Weekly Schedule

Hours are flexible: 10-12 hours per week to be scheduled between 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday (150 hours total). Minimum of two hours per session.

Goals and Outcomes

The overall goal is to gain hands-on experience working in an archival repository. Specific goal(s) will be established in discussion with the supervisor(s).

Evaluation Methods

The LIS 690 Evaluation Form will be completed by the supervising librarian at the end of the semester.

Evaluation Schedule

The LIS 690 Evaluation Form will be completed by the supervising librarian at the end of the semester.

Contact Information

Leilani Dawson (Manuscript Collections Archivist), Dawn Sueoka (Congressional Papers Archivist), or Helen Wong Smith (Archivist for University Records)
(808) 956-6047
Last Updated: 2020January23