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Internships at the University Archives and Special Collections


Oakland University Archives and Special Collections only accept applications for internships from students who are enrolled in ENG 491 or other credit-based internship courses at Oakland University. One intern per semester will be accepted.


The intern may help with any of the following tasks:

  • Inventorying, organizing and describing collections
  • Scanning documents and uploading them to the digital repository
  • Helping prepare a physical or virtual exhibit
  • Doing research on the history of the university
  • Caring for materials and other duties as assigned


Preferred qualifications

  • Interest in libraries and archives and willingness to learn
  • Reliability
  • Attention to detail



The intern is expected to work a minimum of 12 hours a week or the number of hours required by the credit-based course. The intern’s schedule, typically on week day mornings, will be determined in collaboration with the Archives staff depending on the intern’s availability. Regular weekly schedules are expected, although some flexibility is possible.

Archives staff will introduce the intern to the collections, the facility and equipment, and the history of Oakland University. The intern will learn a variety of archives-related tasks and will have many opportunities to conduct projects of interest to him or her. In exchange the student is expected to come to work regularly, to work diligently and carefully, and to complete tasks as requested by staff.


Examples of projects and tasks previous interns worked on:



For more information, contact Dominique Daniel, Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections.

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