History & Historical Programs

Archive Internship Program

Internships at the DJHS are built around each applicant's background, education, skill set, and desired field. You will have the opportunity to work directly with the Archivist while processing, describing, and arranging items in the collection.
Jan 04, 2017
2 Hours
10 Needed
Volunteers Who Stepped Up
  • Ana Mirian Pereira
  • Leah Hayden
  • Nono Osuji
  • Shelby Robinson
  • jeremy denman
  • joshua daniel

More Details

Archives Intern:

·         Archival arrangement and description

·         Conservation and preservation of textual, photographic, audio and visual recordings

·         Metadata creation and maintenance of the digital database

·         Digital preservation, curation, and migration

·         Researching and writing

(Qualifications: some graduate level education: Library Science, Archival Studies, Museum Studies, Jewish Studies, and/or History preferred)

The Dallas Jewish Historical Society works to collect and preserve the papers, photographs, and artifacts that illustrate the history of the Jewish community in Dallas.  We strive to keep the past alive through innovative programming, community outreach, and by making our collections accessible to our patrons and researchers.  Our archive includes textual documents, maps, photographs, slides, artwork, objects, textiles, and an extensive oral history collection in various formats from vinyl to digital.  Programs include the Andres Family Lecture Series, the Oral History Program, Historic Bus Tours, and Photo Socials.  

We require a commitment for a minimum 3 months, with no less than 4 hours per week.  Volunteer hours must be served in increments of no less than 2 hours.  Interns must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.  Each internship is unique and is based on the experience, education, and interests of each applicant.  Please contact our Volunteer Director and Archivist, Alexis Joanna Ferguson to find out more about the application and interview process. 


We look forward to meeting you and thank you for your interest in the Dallas Jewish Historical Society.  Come help us preserve the past and ensure the future of this amazing community, because today is tomorrow’s history! 

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