Archives Intern
Washington, DC 
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Job/Internship Description

The AAMC Reference Center and Mary H. Littlemeyer Archives is a service to AAMC staff and members of the public. Reference Center staff provide reference, research, and access to current and historical collections in order to assist in leading the academic medicine community to improve the health of all. Our Archives acquires, processes and provides access to documentation of the Association: its origin, development, policies, and activities.

This project involves creating collections for content collected from the website that is being archived in preparation for the launch of the new website. The summer intern will create collections in our digital asset management system (DAMS) CONTENTdm, then upload and create metadata for each item.

The intern will learn how to use a Digital Asset Management System including creating a collection, uploading documents, and creating metadata. DAMS are widely used in archival repositories, so these are important skills to learn. The intern will also gain experience scanning documents, another basic skill very useful to archival studies. Through this internship, the incumbent will also learn how a special library and archives works. Direct supervision will be provided by a certified archivist.


The intern will create collections in CONTENTdm for the website content to be archived and then upload and create metadata for each item. This will involve working with a variety of file formats for documents and audio/visual materials.


  • Attention to detail and excellent writing skills are required.
  • Candidates will be expected to extract specific information from materials in various formats, as well as summarizing content in a concise fashion.
  • Student enrolled in a library science/archives or history graduate program with experience working with a DAMS (knowledge/experience with CONTENTdm specifically would be helpful) and digital objects.
  • Some archival coursework or experience is preferred.

If a bachelor's degree is required, related work experience may be substituted in some positions. One year of college course work at an accredited institution is equivalent to one year of related work experience.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The AAMC is committed to the policy of an equal employment opportunity in recruitment, hiring, career advancement, and all other personnel practices. The AAMC will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, past or current military service, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Please attach a resume as part of the application process. It is important that files DO NOT include periods ( . ) within the file name.

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As soon as possible
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