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Photographs and Prints Internship

The Missouri History Museum is accepting applications from students who are interested in an unpaid internship within our Photographs and Prints Department. This position will report directly to the photographs and prints archivist.

The intern will work on completing an inventory of 1950s-era photographic negatives from the St. Louis Public Schools Photograph Collection. The intern will compare negatives to a listing of images; learn to identify film types, and evaluate and record their conditions; arrange the film in appropriate storage containers; and record their locations. The ideal candidate will have strong attention to detail and an interest in photographic history. 

The work schedule is flexible, with hours typically between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. A minimum of 15 hours of work per week is required. The final schedule will be determined with the supervisor. 

The ideal candidate will be an undergraduate majoring in library science, history, American studies, or a similar field of study. Some experience with Adobe Photoshop is preferred. The ideal candidate will also be detail oriented and have strong written communication skills.

Each candidate must complete the online application at www.mohistory.org/intern-application and attach a résumé and short statement of interest. If selected for an interview, the candidate will be asked to supply two references.

For questions, please contact: Vicki Kaffenberger at vak@mohistory.org or Tamaki A. Harvey Stratman at tamaki@mohistory.org.

The Missouri Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that serves as the confluence of historical perspectives and contemporary issues to inspire and engage our audiences.

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