Special Collections Department

403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011

phone: 515 294-6672
email: archives@iastate.edu


Summer Digitization Project Internship - Silos & Smokestacks Agricultural Heritage Intern,
Iowa State University Library


Through a generous grant from the Silos & Smokestacks Agricultural Heritage Internship Grant Program, the Special Collections and Preservation Departments of the Iowa State University Library are offering a summer internship. The Silos & Smokestacks Agricultural Heritage Internship is a full-time, 10-week project position to develop the Reflections on ISU Extension digital collection and create content for an interpretive website, based on the archival records of the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension program. In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Smith Lever Act in 1914 establishing Extension at the national level, the digital collection will focus on the early Extension movement at Iowa State.


The Special Collections Department, located in the Iowa State University Library, holds nearly 15,000 linear feet of archival materials documenting agriculture, natural history, statistics, veterinary medicine, and women in science and engineering. Included are manuscript collections reflecting the university’s mission. The Department includes the University Archives, manuscript collections reflecting the university’s mission, and rare books dating back to 1475 with strengths in agriculture and the natural sciences.


The internship will provide the intern with the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge of archives, digitization projects, and description to the development of a digital collection. The intern will work with the Special Collections Department's Collections Archivist, with guidance from the Conservator and other University librarians, faculty and staff.


The Intern will:


Eligibility and Requirements:


Preferred Qualifications:


To apply for the Silos & Smokestacks Agricultural Heritage Internship Grant please submit the following items:


Pay will be $10 per hour for the 10 week, full-time summer internship.
Applications must be received by Friday, April 18th.


Send electronic applications to: lsulli12@iastate.edu


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