2019 MONTANA SHRAB Student Archivist Program
The Montana State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) is pleased to announce the continuation of an on-site assistance program for cultural heritage institutions in Montana. A graduate level student archivist will be chosen to provide up to 400 hours of archival project assistance to one Montana heritage institution over the summer of 2019 (June to September). The student will provide assistance based on specific goals set by the institution and may include archival surveying, processing, cataloging, basic conservation, archival basics training, creation of finding aids and creation of online inventory/content access options. This is a paid internship ($5,000) consisting of 400 hours, completed over the summer of 2019 (June to September).
The work will be based on a project selected by the host institution (not yet selected). Based on the project, MHS staff will provide training for both the institution and the student. Past projects have required instruction on state records management laws, PastPerfect cataloging, preservation work (cleaning, repairing and encapsulation). The student is also mentored each week by a member of our SHRAB who helps with that weeks issues and provides information about the profession and their own areas of expertise.
This program is made possible through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
Please see the application for additional details.