🔗Yellowstone Army-Era Archives Digitization Intern – 800 hours
Website National Park Service/NCPE Internship Program
Celebrating its 150th year, Yellowstone is the world’s first national park, a World Heritage Site, and a Biosphere Reserve. Established for all to enjoy the unique hydrothermal and geologic features, within Yellowstone’s 2.2 million acres, visitors have unparalleled opportunities to observe wildlife in an intact ecosystem, explore geothermal areas that contain about half the world’s active geysers, and view geologic wonders.
The Heritage & Research Center Archives (HRC) houses records that document natural and cultural resources of the park, how policies for managing the world’s first national park were developed, and how they continue to develop today. The Yellowstone Archives is an affiliate of the US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and houses a unique record of physical and administrative development beginning with early civilian superintendents and pioneer entrepreneurs, through the turn-of-the-century military era, to the founding and development of the National Park Service.
The Yellowstone Army-Era Archives Digitization Intern will assist with a project to increase access to Yellowstone Park history through an online, searchable database of archival records. These are some of the most requested, but most difficult to access archives collections – the records of Yellowstone’s administration by the U. S. Army. Once digitized, visitors will be able to access the records online as well as in-park using portable, interactive digital exhibits in locations where connectivity is poor or unavailable. The intern will assist with the digitization project, primarily through editing and preparation of the digital master and use images, creation of modified Dublin Core metadata and description of the scanned materials using Library of Congress and local authority language, and preparing files for ingest into the park’s Interior Collection Management System (ICMS) and posting online to statewide digital archives, the Montana Memory Project. The internship is primarily remote, with up to two weeks in-person onsite, depending on availability and schedule. While onsite, the intern will assist with preparation (flattening, fastener removal, and repair of tears) and digitization of materials following Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) and professional archival standards. The intern will work under the lead of the project coordinator, a Great Basin Institute Project Archivist, and will be supervised by the Park Archivist (NPS). The intern will be an integral part of the HRC team and participate in HRC and Cultural Resources Team meetings and other activities, as schedules allow.