2014 Summer Internship – Yellowstone Library and Archives

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Please note, there are two separate internships being offered. If you wish to apply for both, respond to the addresses provided below.

Archives & Library Internships
Yellowstone National Park
Summer 2014

Yellowstone National Park is seeking two interns for summer 2014: one for the archives and one for the research library. The interns will gain practical experience working in their professional field and will be mentored by professional staff in each discipline. Interns will function as an entry-level employee and will be expected to conduct himself/herself with professional dress and demeanor and adhere to a 40-hour work week as determined by the supervisors. 

Stipend: Interns will be paid a stipend of $2500, plus housing, via our partner the Yellowstone Park Foundation.

Duration: The positions are full-time (40 hours per week) for 10 weeks, with the schedule and starting date negotiable.

Housing & Transportation: Shared park housing is assigned for this position. There is no public transportation; an automobile is required for transportation to and from work.

Application Procedure: Applicants must specify to which internship they are applying and submit the application to the appropriate contact as indicated below.  Applicants interested in both internships must submit a separate application for each position.  Applicants must submit the following: 

  • Cover letter (outlining related experience and relevant coursework, professional goals, and/or reasons for applying to this internship),
  • resume,
  • list of three professional references,
  • and an unofficial copy of your transcript.

Application Deadline: Application materials must be received via email or postmarked no later than February 12, 2014.  Email is accepted.  See below for specific contact information.

Security: Since 9/11, the federal government has required background investigations on all employees using computers, including interns and volunteers. The successful applicant must complete a background investigation form and be finger-printed by a law enforcement agency.


Archives Internship: Duties will include assisting with processing: arranging, preserving, and describing archival collections in the park’s collections management database.  The intern will also spend time at the reference desk, providing reference assistance and security oversight of collections in use, as well as contributing to outreach programs such as facility tours.  The intern will be an integral part of the archives staff for the summer and will be involved in all aspects of the archives program.  The intern will be supervised and evaluated by the park archivist.

Qualifications: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate archives program, who (if the successful candidate) are able to provide proof of continuing enrollment in the fall 2014 quarter/semester.

Contact: Anne L. Foster, Archivist
Email: anne_foster@nps.gov
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY  82190
website: http://www.nps.gov/yell/historyculture/archives.htm


Library Internship: Located just outside Gardiner, Montana, The Yellowstone Research Library provides service to researchers, park personnel, the local community, and park visitors.  Housed in a building specifically geared toward cultural study at Yellowstone, the library is home to a rapidly growing special collection. This internship will allow the successful candidate to gain experience in almost every area of librarianship, however the main focus will be on cataloging and reference.

Qualifications:  This internship position requires a student currently enrolled in an ALA accredited MLS/MLIS program. You must be able to prove that you are enrolled in classes for the spring and fall semesters.

Contact Person: Jessica Gerdes/Jackie Jerla
Email: yell_research_library@nps.gov
Phone: (307) 344-2264
Mailing Address: PO Box 168 YNP, WY 82190
Fax: (307) 848-9958
website: http://www.nps.gov/yell/historyculture/library.htm

EEO Statement:  The Yellowstone National Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Selection for this position will be made solely on the basis of merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, or any other non-merit factors.