Loyola University Chicago

Women and Leadership Archives

Internships and Volunteering

Internships with the WLA

The WLA welcomes the opportunity to work in structured and supervised internships with graduate or undergraduate students from Loyola or other area schools. The internships are based in the archives, typically working with original primary sources material in small-to-moderately sized processing projects. However, we also have several ongoing special projects that the intern is encouraged and welcomed to assist with.

Each internship can be catered to meet the needs of the student's educational and experiential goals/skills. Additionally, each intern can receive on-the-job training in archival best practices related to appraisal, collection management, legal issues, preservation, arrangement and description, reference, and outreach.

Typically, only two interns are accepted per semester (fall/spring) and summer term. We especially encourage public history and library science students to apply, but all applicants are welcome. The length of each internship varies, though a minimum one semester commitment is strongly preferred. All internships are unpaid. For more information, please contact us at WLArchives@LUC.edu.

Samples of Internship Projects:

  • Process newly accessioned collections
  • Collection Management in PastPerfect
  • Physical Collections Management
  • Create MARC Records for the Manuscript & Digital Collections
  • Exhibit Design
  • Educational Outreach/Program Design
  • Staff Events—Donor Outreach