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Student Internships

Overview & Eligibility

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives is pleased to offer paid undergraduate and graduate student employment opportunities, available to US undergraduate and graduate students and international students studying at US institutions.

In support of our active researcher population, we are seeking enthusiastic, innovative, and service-oriented students, or recent graduates for onsite positions on the Stanford University campus, Monday–Friday, 8 am–5 pm. 

What You Will Do

Library & Archives Interns support research and reading room activity by completing daily circulation and reading room support activities while participating in a variety of projects under professional direction and guidance relating to Preservation/Conservation, Research Services, Digital Imaging, Digital Systems, Description of Archival Materials, Library Cataloging, Exhibits, Education, and Outreach. Training is provided. 

What You Will Learn

Interns will come away with an understanding of library special collections and archival principles and experience in:

  • Preventive and interventive basic preservation and conservation techniques, such as proper handling, cleaning, housing, and stabilizing collection materials and awareness of storage and environmental conditions
  • Conducting quality reference assistance, both in-person and remoteInner workings and logistics behind paging and circulation of library and archival materials 
  • Basics of digital preservation and digital repositories

Academic credits may be supported, as long as the student completes setup after discussing outcomes needed with the supervisor.

How to Apply

Application Review Dates

The submission period for full time summer positions is now closed.

Questions? Please contact us for more information! 

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