Division of Archives and Records Service
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Fall 2024 Internships

Lauren Katz
July 1, 2024

Although the summer just began, we’re already gearing up for the next semester! For Fall 2024, we’re offering four internship opportunities. These competitive, stipend-paid, semester-long internships are designed especially for students.

Reference Internship

  • Work with our Reference Team to help answer research questions from the public! This in-person internship works directly with our Reference & Access Program Manager to learn how to locate records in our collection and provide excellent customer service through direct contact with patrons. Additional projects include updating and creating new research guides, authoring guest blog posts, and working with state agencies and their records. 

Local Government Records Accessioning Internship (x2)

  • Spend a semester with the Local Government team! This in-person internship consists of working with staff in accessioning newly acquired historical records into the Archives permanent collection. You’ll have the opportunity to learn the accessioning framework applied at the State Archives and gain hands-on experience in identifying, organizing, inventorying, housing, and describing a variety of records from local governments in Utah.

Agency History Internship

  • Discover the creators behind the records at the Utah State Archives. This in-person internship will utilize multiple sources to research, compile, and write about state and local governmental agencies in Utah. Develop skills in historical research, archival authority standards, citation best practices, and writing with peer review. Go beyond the name of a department or division and find the people who have served the public by creating, managing, and preserving our state’s historical record.

More Information

These competitive internships require an application and interview. Internships last for one semester (between 10 and 12 weeks) with a minimum of 120 hours worked. Exact schedules and hours per week will be determined individually. Course credit can be provided if approved by interns’ institutions. A stipend of $1,000 will be provided at the end of the semester.

We welcome interns from diverse backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. 

How to Apply

Please send an email to [email protected] with your resume and cover letter indicating which internship you are interested in. All applications are due by August 1, 2024 and decisions will be made by the end of August.